San Antonio NE DMR/D-Star Repeater

Repeater Status: Operational

Say hello to San Antonio Texas’ first amateur DMR repeater that also happens to be a D-Star repeater thanks to the MMDVM module. It is a homebrew repeater using analog radios and spare parts. If you are interested in building your own, click here. Have you been wondering about DMR or D-star or digital voice in general? This repeater is here for you. It is in place for people to learn and make mistakes. Please feel free to connect DMR Talk groups and D-Star Reflectors at will. Local QSO’s are extremely welcome too! Because I use this repeater for teaching and demoing, there are rare occasions the repeater will be offline for travel.This page is updated if there are any changes.

Below you will find coverage maps of the repeater.

GREEN=Strong mobile coverage

YELLOW=Weak mobile coverage.

This map is roughly calculated, so if you find discrepancies, signal reports are always welcome.

 

Full View Coverage
North Coverage
South Coverage

 

The website dashboard is located at: http://dv.n5amd.com. This will give you real time information of the repeater showing last heard activity and other repeater information.

DMR Codeplugs to use this repeater and others in the area can be found HERE.

 

How it works

The repeater works as a first come first serve between the 2 digital modes. If someone is on D-Star, DMR users will have to wait and vis-versa. When a mode is finished, wait about 15-20 seconds and simply key up on DMR/Dstar and it will switch on the fly.  On DMR just key up on the TG you wish to use, talk-groups are accessed dynamically. On DMR, Talk groups will remain active for 15min before auto disconnecting if there is no local RF activity. When in doubt, go to the dashboard, on the left side under “Radio Info” Trx will show you what mode its in.

Listening = Ready to accept DMR or D-Star

Listening on DMR = DMR in use, wait to switch to Dstar

Listen on D-Star = D-Star in use, wait to switch to DMR

 

Repeater Information:

DMR:

San Antonio, TX – 441.7625+ MHz, CC1 – Brandmeister

Timeslot 2 is used for local/regional TGs. For example

TX= 446.7625

RX= 441.7625

CC=1

TS=2

TG=2 (local repeater TG that doesnt go onto the internet)

CALL TYPE: Group Call

OR

TX= 446.7625

RX= 441.7625

CC=1

TS=2

TG=3148 (Texas State)

CALL TYPE: Group Call

 

 

Timeslot 1 is used for US/Worldwide. For example

TX= 446.7625

RX= 441.7625

CC=1

TS=1

TG=310 (TAC 310)

CALL TYPE: Group Call

OR

TX= 446.7625

RX= 441.7625

CC=1

TS=1

TG=3100 (Nationwide)

CALL TYPE: Group Call

 

D-STAR:

YOUR: CQCQCQ or your reflector of choice

RPT1: N5AMD B

RPT2: N5AMD G

MY: <your callsign>

 

 

How to test your connection to the repeater:

Both modes offer a ‘Parrot’ mode that will replay how you sound on the repeater.

 

On DMR, use timeslot 2, and Talkgroup 9990, private call (NOT GROUP CALL).  For example:

TX= 446.7625

RX= 441.7625

CC=1

TS=2

TG=9990

CALL TYPE: Private

 

On D-star, to use parrot mode, set your radio the the following..

MYCALL: <yourcallsign>
URCALL: <space><space><space><space><space><space> E
RPT1: N5AMD B
RPT2: N5AMD G

 

 

 

Updated: 08-02-2018