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DMR question for new users

Dec 30th 2019, 08:02

W7VTS

Joined: Dec 21st 2004, 10:11
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I am new to DMR, but have a radio with code plugs set up. But I can never hear and conversations on any of the US or North America talk groups when I scan the talk groups. I can hit the repeaters fine and don’t get an error and can see my radio id show up on the brandmeister hose.

Shouldn’t I be able to hear conversation going on? Could it be related to talk group PTT or FT (full time) or is that a repeater issue where I need to key up the repeater to have it switch to the talk group?

Thanks,
Lynn, W7VTS

Jan 3rd 2020, 14:59

n4les

Joined: Sep 17th 2009, 11:46
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Yes, you should be able to hear conversations. Try the Worldwide talk group (91). It's the busiest and should have traffic most anytime. When connected to a repeater you should be sure you have the correct CC (color code), and TS (Time slot). Have you tried keying up and just asking for a radio check?
Jan 8th 2020, 19:13

W7VTS

Joined: Dec 21st 2004, 10:11
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The worldwide group was the answer for me.
Thank you, 73
Sep 16th 2020, 08:24

KB9ZB

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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try placing your radio into promiscuous mode, that way anything thats comes over that repeater you will hear, no mater if you have that TG programed or not

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