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New to DMR

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:37 pm
by 2E0LDQ
Hi,
I’m new to DMR and have just ordered my Anytone D868,
I have a codeplug for some of the local stuff etc..
But not very much,
I’d be using it with a hotspot which I’ve also ordered,
Question is,
How do I go about scanning for new frequencies in my area what are on DMR when I’m not using the hotspot,
Such as shopwatch, pubs and the like, doesn’t have to be them in particular,
Just anything that’s local to me that I could listen to when not using the hotspot,
I’m in Durham if that helps,
Is there a feature on the radio itself that allows it to scan and save what it finds such as the colour code etc...
I don’t know all that much about it but I do have a rough idea,
Any hints and tips to point me in the right direction to get me going would be very much appreciated,
Thanks in advance

Re: New to DMR

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:11 pm
by Mark5R
Its a radio not a scanner so you can't scan for frequencies, you could on analogue radios but not for DMR :mrcool:

To scan for frequencies you need a DMR scanner or SDR :thumbup:

Get the UK Scanning Directory to find the frequencies (click me)

Re: New to DMR

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:48 am
by Metradio
With the Anytone 868 and 878 you can do a search for both analogue and digital frequencies, any DMR frequencies found will decode, as long as they are not encrypted of have RAS enabled on a Motorola CAP+ system...

Mike

Re: New to DMR

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:37 pm
by 2E0LDQ
Cheers
Looking forward to trying it out

Re: New to DMR

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:31 am
by Mark5R
Metradio wrote:With the Anytone 868 and 878 you can do a search for both analogue and digital frequencies, any DMR frequencies found will decode, as long as they are not encrypted of have RAS enabled on a Motorola CAP+ system...

Mike

Thanks Mike I didn't know that, and dual band too, looks appealing but an accident waiting to happen in the wrong hands.

Re: New to DMR

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:36 am
by m0lsx
Mark5R wrote:
Metradio wrote:With the Anytone 868 and 878 you can do a search for both analogue and digital frequencies, any DMR frequencies found will decode, as long as they are not encrypted of have RAS enabled on a Motorola CAP+ system...

Mike

Thanks Mike I didn't know that, and dual band too, looks appealing but an accident waiting to happen in the wrong hands.



I am not so sure that many of problems that arise will be the results of accidents.

Re: New to DMR

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:15 pm
by Metradio
To protect the innocent we call them Accidents :biggrin:

Mike