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How I got my dmr MD-2017 to do APRS KJ6BQM 3 days, 8 hours ago
First you have to understand that US Brandmeister servers don't acomodate APRS on DMR. That's just the way it is. If you don't have an openspot you are out of luck. Until US Brandmeister servers get hep to the step.

If you DO have an openspot watch this video (It's in Spanish, but you can figure it out) . Here is what I did. after I followed his setup

THEN logon to your openspot and go to your DMR connector's server drop down box and select the Spain server.

So I set up my California talk group to transmit an APRS with a 900 second interval. That is 15 minutes and no skin off anybody's nose. I called the Calif TG asking for a signalcheck and there was my callsign and Icon showing on the map.

To see how it worked go to APRS.FI and search on KJ6BQM and you can see my trace for 10/20/17 @ 09:30 UTC

NB: Most of the other servers would probably work - except the US ones.
How do I get my md-2017 dmr to do APRS? KJ6BQM 5 days, 14 hours ago
I live in Santa Rosa and speak from the perspective of the great fire this week.. All through this disaster there were - maybe - a dozen Ham stations visible on APRS.FI in this area. So this potentially major resource in EMCOMM didn't help a whole lot.

All the objections I see mentioned in that discussion don't amount to a hill of beans when (for example) two hospitals have been evacuated, several hundred houses have burned to the ground, and half the city is under mandatory evacuation orders.
(a) There are about a dozen DMR operators in Santa Rosa but a hundred APRS equipped DMR's would NOT have swamped the repeater ESPECIALLY since their messaging ability could have far surpassed analog traffic handling. and
(b) You can set the DMR radio to broadcast the APRS manually or at long intervals and
(c) You can include your callsign in the APRS comment field.

When the beans hit the fan those petty territorial complaints from "real" APRS users reveal themselves for what they really amount to.
How do I get my md-2017 dmr to do APRS? KJ6BQM 5 days, 19 hours ago
I saw a youtube where a German guy used his MD 2017 to work APRS, but I only speak a klein bissel Deutsch.

I followed his instructions and demo and actually logged on once by fiddling for an hour or so, but I've never been able to repeat it since.

Can anybody point me to some documentation for working APRS in the US?

It would have been nice to have after half the town burned down.
APRSdroid doesn't show on KJ6BQM 5 days, 23 hours ago
I bought a mobilinkd TNC so that I could run APRSdroid off a kindle into my yaesu VX-6 HT.

The day after I got it half the town burned down. Using APRSdroid, my position shows on google maps, but not APRS.FI --- is there a way to get it to show up on APRS.FI ?
mobilinkd TNC -> WinLink ??? KJ6BQM 6 days ago
I bought a mobilinkd TNC so that I could run APRSdroid off a kindle into my yaesu VX-6 HT.

Am I limited to APRSdroid or can I use the TNC to access WinLink?


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