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OHIO Statewide MD380/390 DMR Code Plug

 

This includes every known DMR repeater in OHIO that is on the air

 

NOTE:  I discovered some errors in the DMR MARC Zones in my code plug sent out this past week. I left a few things out and had some odd channels show up in these Zones (Cincinnati S, Dayton, Kettering, Piqua). My conversion program must have flaked out. 

Attached is an updated code plug with corrections for the DMR MARC repeaters. I  received word that Marion, Ohio will get DMR this weekend. I went ahead and set them up in the code plug proactively. 

This list is growing weekly. I discovered my email program limits me for SPAM reasons. My apologies if a friend of yours has not been receiving an email. Have them send me a quick heads up, I will get them added.  

Thanks to those who help me with this project. And a big THANK YOU to repeater owners for helping Ohio achieve such excellent DMR coverage this past year. 

73 de Andrew/K4AWC

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Hello Ohio DMR users

 

Here is the latest Code Plug dated 04/072017. There are a few changes/modifications/additions that have been done and I've noted them below in the History area. 

 

I have added two new repeaters to the code plug this month:  Huber Heights and Minford (Scioto County) - All in Ohio

 

**There have been some major talk group configuration changes to the DMR MARC connected repeaters in Cincinnati South, Dayton, Kettering and Piqua. They have removed some talk groups (UA113, Midwest, TAC 310) and they have moved talk groups around to different time slots. Most notably, Ohio-3139 is now on TS 1. Unlike Brandmeister, these are hard changes in the CBridge. So you will not hear anything on these machines, even if you key up for a PTT-Activated TG. Please flash your radio or review this plug to modify your radio if you use these machines. ** Some of these removed talk groups can be reached via a reflector (see below). Also, local QSO's are now on Local 8 TS1. This TG connects the Cincinnati and Dayton area up on a common channel. I left Local 2 TS2 in there based on local user feedback. 

 

The above mentioned DMR MARC connected machines now subscribe to reflectors that are carried on the DMR+ network. Please reference this website for a "how to": https://www.dmr-marc.net/FAQ/dmrplus-america.html

 

There has been a lot of chatter about DMR coverage while on the grounds of the new Hamvention location. This code plug does contain a repeater that will be located on the grounds during the show. I am sure there will be others located there that might be used. I am happy to add more to the zone if you are aware of the particulars. There should be "decent" DMR coverage in Xenia. More to come next month on that subject. 

 

(Added in cde plug dated 2/6/2017)

 

I also added a new zone called Front Panel Programming (FPP). With the latest versions of software for the MD380/390 you can now program the radio on the fly. The problem is, you had to overwrite an existing channel in a zone. With the FPP zone, you now have 16 channels with no info preloaded. Use this zone to create a channel for local activity when you travel. Or, many are using dongles or OpenSpot's, put that frequency and talk group in there. Some simply want a talk group on a local machine I do not have preloaded in the plug. This zone is for you. What you manually add from the radio menu will become part of the code plug. The best part, when compared to a similar function on Motorola's, this does not reset at radio power cycle. Here is a link to a YouTube video that walks you through the process:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuAdOTe3T1s 

 

As DMR continues to grow, it was getting tricky to add new users to the contact list. We simply maxed the memory out (unless you are running the hacked firmware). To fix that, I have taken a different approach to what contacts I import to this code plug. Now, I only import those who have had a QSO on Ohio statewide (3139). So if someone you know is not listed, ensure they have a short QSO on 3139 and they will be listed in the next update. 

 

**This program has been updated to make this process very easy.

Check it out if you need a code plug created for other radios. **

 

Many have asked if I can provide a code plug for other radios. At this time, the labor involved just to maintain the MD380/390 codeplug is very time consuming when added to my day job. But, I have good news. There is a conversion program that was just released to convert this code plug to the format to support the CS750, CS760, CS800 and other radios that use the .RDB extension. I have played with it myself, and it works great! Give it a try. 

 

 http://n0gsg.no-ip.org/contact-manager/   

 

 

 

**DON'T FORGET TO ADD YOUR DMR ID TO THE SETTINGS TAB BEFORE YOU WRITE TO YOUR RADIO**
 

Thanks for all those who provide feedback to me on new repeaters or updates needed for future releases. Please feel free to share my email with others, k4awc@arrl.net. I am happy to add them to this distribution list. 

 

73 de Andrew/K4AWC

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**Ohio MD380/390 Codeplug Change Log**



Errors or corrections?: Please notify Andrew/K4AWC K4AWC@ARRL.net

Remember to thank your DMR repeater owner.It is their $$ that is allowing this network to grow and flurish in the state.

New code plug always contains the previous updates noted below.

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Code Plug 4/11/2017

1. TG 8 (Local 8) for DMR MARC machines was left out of Zone list in last update - Corrected

2. TG 8 (Local 8) for DMR MARC machines was left out of scan list in last update - Corrected

3. Removed random TG's that were added by mistake to DMR MARC ZONES (Cincinnati S, Dayton, Kettering, Piqua)

5. Added Marion new repeater 442.0125 +5 KC8BPE - Member K4USD



Code Plug 4/6/2017

1. Fixed Wellston TG ID 313958 to the correct 313953 in the channel name. Correct TG was always there; just wrong name.

2. Fixed receive group 312. Did not have that TG in the receive group. This would have prevented you from being able to hear any traffic on TG312. Fixed now.

3. Fixed - Mantua had the wrong output frequency. Changed to +5

4. Added Huber Heights new repeater 443.2625 +5 K1CCN - Member of Brandmeister

5. Added Scioto Valley TG (313953) to Hillsboro TS2

6. DMR MARC Repeaters (Cinci S, Dayton, Kettering, Piqua) support reflector linking on TG 9. Added this TG to TS 2.  How to? Located here: https://www.dmr-marc.net/FAQ/dmrplus-america.html

7. Added Minford (Scioto County) new repeater 443.1125 +5 KD8SPV - Member of Brandmeister

8. DMR MARC has removed the following TG's from their machines: TAC 310, UA113, and MIDWEST. This affects Cincinnati South, Dayton, Kettering, and Piqua

9. DMR MARC has removed support TG2 TS2 from thier machines. I have retained that TG on TS2 for LOCAL only communication. This resolves some TS conflict the locals were having with TG8 on TS1. Traffic on Ohio statewide is preventing local communication. This is for Cincinnati South, Dayton, Kettering, and Piqua

10 Users added are from a data dump of TG3139 as of 4/7/2017




Code Plug dated 3/5/2017

1. Fixed - Medina had the wrong frequency. Changed to correct 443.325 +5

2. Chilicothe - Made changes to talk group assigments assigned to what time slots based on trustee feedback

3. Added TG9 TS2 to somem Brandmeister repeaters. This is for Reflector linking. I will expand to more repeaters
during next update.

4. Added Mout Vernon new repeater442.100 +5 KD8EVR - Member of Brandmeister

5. Ohio (3139) has returned to the DMR MARC CBridge. Affected machines (Piqua, Kettering, Dayton, Cincinnati South) have had this TG added back in to the plug for use.

6. Added Ray, Ohio (Jackson County) new repeater 442.225 +5 KD8SPV - Member of Brandmeister

7. Added Wellston, Ohio new repeater 443.250 +5 N8OJ - Member of Brandmeister

8. Added Bainbridge, Ohio (Ross County) new repeater 443.5875 +5 KD8SPV - Member of Brandmeister

9. Marietta: Changed the time slot configuration for many TG's to align with keeping only local traffic on TS 2

10: User database pulled from activitiy to TG 3139 as of 3/6/2017


Code Plug dated 2/06/2017

1. Fixed TG 9 info for Akron

2.Fixed - Had the repeater split wrong for Atwater. Fixed to +5

3. Fixed - Norton MW zone had the wrong receive group selected

4. Due to space limitations, I had to make some changes to what contacts I import. This is the function
that allows your call sign and name to appear on others radios. I now scrape data for those that use
the Ohio Talk Group (3139). Only those that have been heard on that Talk Group will be imported. So if
you have a buddy that is not showing up on your radio, have them go to the 3139 Talk Group for a brief
QSO. I will see their activity at the next update.

5. Discovered an error with Cincinnati South - Had 3169 Midwest on TS 1. Changed to TS 2

6. Discovered an error with Cincinnati North - Had wrong TG for TAC 1 Group List changed to 8951

7. Added Sandusky new repeater 444.7375 +5 KD8AVO - Member of Brandmeister

8. Add Chillicothe new repeater 444.350 +5 KD8SPV - Member of Brandmeister

9. Added a new zone called FPP (Front Panel Programming). With the most recent version of the MD380 software, you have the ability to program the device in the field. This zone has five channels that can be used as a memory type "VFO". Chose what those channels are, based on what
you program in them from the settings menu. Great if you travel and dont want to write a full code plug.

10. Renamed the channel named the "Bridge" to "3100" in all zones. This naming better represents what this TG is called by many.



Code Plug dated 1/06/2017

1. Added TAC 310 TS2 to the DMR MARC C-Bridge machines in Cincinnati S, Kettering, Piqua, and Dayton

2. Changed the repeater frequency for the Mentor machine to 443.475 +5

3. Changed the offset on Euclid to a +5 rather than the -5 in past plugs




Code Plug dated: 12/31/2016

1.Changed private call hang time to 7000ms (radio max) to facilitate easier direct call situations

2. Renamed "Springfield N" to "Springfield SW"

3. Renamed "Springfield S" to Springfield Dwtn"

4. Removed analog repeaters out of all scan lists

5. Added Analog repeater 444.200/pl 151.4 to Columbus zone

6. Columbus Zone added the following TG's: TAC 1, UA 113, COMM 2

7. Renamed Painsville to Mentor (based on feedback from repeater trustee)

8. Renamed the Medina 442.475 machine to "Medina BM" - Due to new Medina machine that is on the K4USD C-Bridge

9. Added Medina new repeater 443.475 N8OND - Member of K4USD C-Bridge

10.Added Akron new repeater 443.1125 W8UPD - Member of K4USD C-Bridge (very low profile as of this date. Moving to permanent site soon)

11. Added Ashland new repeater 444.0375 K8IHI - Member of Brandmeister Network (Slated to come online the week of 1/2/17)

12. Mansfield Zone: Dropped "KY" and added "313920" to TS 1 - TG used for local/regional comms

13. Marietta Zone: Added "313938" to TS 2 - TG used for local/regional comms

14. Added "UA 113" talk group to all K4USD C-Bridge repeaters to have a common TG with a DMR MARC C-Bridge repeater (PTT activated)

15. Add "TAC 1" talk group to all C-Bridge & Brandmeister repeaters to have another common TG with repeaters around the state no matter of network connection type.

16. Created a "Ohio Scan List" Zone. This brings a very crude "roaming" like ability to the MD380/390.If you go to this zone while traveling in OHIO, it will scan for OHIO TG activity on all repeaters in the state.
The last repeater that it hears activity on, the radio will allow you to talk on that repeater while still scanning. There are some limitations to this 1) Scanning will wear your battery down quicker than normal 2) You can not transmit
on the OHIO TG till the radio is able to lock on to activity from a repeater.This scan list will help you locate what the closest repeater is to your location. Then you can change to that zone to conserve battery or use other TG's.
This has been tested with mixed results.

17. Removed the Fusion talk group due to lack of activity.

18. Had to remove the North America Brandmesiter emergency (9911) TG from some repeaters due to limited space

19. Ohio has over 1000 digtal user ID's that have been isued by the DMR MARC team. New users will now be issued user ID's that begin wtih "1139" for Ohio.
The MD380 only holds 1000 contacts for both Private Call ID's and Group Call ID's. Some users were not able to be
uploaded to the radio. Please modify this with users you talk to often if you want.