DMR: Gateway Rules by Al AF4FA

DMR Gateway will only pass traffic to the different networks if it’s referenced in a rewrite rule in the .ini file.

TGRewrite

TGRewrite allows you to translate one talk group ID to another, and to alter the time slot.

TGRewrite can also be used to route a talk group and slot combination to a particular network.

‘from’ applies to DMR frames entering the Gateway via MMDVMHost (RF), and ‘to’ is where they are routed on the network side (Net). The rules apply to DMR frames traversing the gateway in both directions.

Syntax
TGRewrite=fromSlot,fromTG,toSlot,toTG,range

Examples
The rule below will translate a group call to talk group talk group 8 to talk group 9 on DMR Network 1.

[DMR Network 1]
# Reflector TG on to slot 2 TG8
TGRewrite=2,8,2,9,1

The rules below will route a group call to 9990 on time slot 1 to DMR Network 1, and a group call to 9990 on time slot 2 to DMR Network 2.

[DMR Network 1]
# Echo on slot 1 TG9990
TGRewrite=1,9990,2,9990,1
[DMR Network 2]
# Echo on slot 2 TG9990
TGRewrite=2,9990,2,9990,1

PCRewrite

This is almost identical to the TGRewrite except it only operates on private calls. PCRewrite can be used to add a prefix on a private call to a reflector to ‘steer’ them to a particular network. The prefix will then be removed before being routed to the DMR network. ~~The rules apply to DMR frames traversing the gateway in both directions.~~~ This rule only works on DMR frames apassing from the RF side to the network.

Typically used to remap reflector control calls to a different local range to avoid clashes, and for permitting GPS position reports and private calls to a particular network.

Syntax
PCRewrite=fromSlot,fromId,toSlot,toId,range

Examples
The rules below will route any private calls on time slot 2 in the range 94000 – 95000 to 4000 –
5000 on DMR Network 1, and the range 84000 – 85000 to 4000 – 5000 on DMR Network 2.

[DMR Network 1]
# Reflector control command slot 2 94000->4000 to 95000->5000
PCRewrite=2,94000,2,4000,1001

[DMR Network 2]
# Reflector control command slot 2 84000->4000 to 85000->5000
PCRewrite=2,84000,2,4000,1001

SrcRewrite

SrcRewrite will rewrite the source/from Talk Group ID to another ID.

Syntax
SrcRewrite=fromSlot,fromId,toSlot,toTG,range

Examples
The rule below will rewrite calls from 4000-5000 on DMR Network 1, to talk group 9 on slot 2. This is useful for ensuring reflector announcements are heard on talk group 9. This rule only works on DMR frames passing from the network side to the RF side.

[DMR Network 1]
# Reflector status returns
SrcRewrite=2,4000,2,9,1001

TypeRewrite

TypeRewrite maps a group call to a private call. This rule only works on DMR frames passing from the RF side to the network side.

Syntax
TypeRewrite==fromSlot,fromId,toSlot,toId

Example
The rules below translate a group call to 9990 on slot 1, to a private call on DMR Network 1. The SrcRewrite rule then allows the reply to traverse the gateway. This could be used for converting Brandmeister’s private call echo service to a group call method like DMR+, to make the usage more uniform across the networks.

[DMR Network 1]
# Echo on RF slot 1 TG9990 to network slot 1 9990
TypeRewrite=1,9990,1,9990
SrcRewrite=1,9990,1,9990,1

PassAllTG

Passes all talk groups without specific matching rules, and can only be used on a single DMR network. The rules apply to DMR frames traversing the gateway in both directions.

Syntax
PassAllTG=Slot

Example
The rules below allow group calls to traverse from DMR network 2 to either time slot on the RF side.

[DMR Network 2]
# Pass all of the other talk group traffic on slot 1 and slot 2
PassAllTG=1
PassAllTG=2

PassAllPC

Passes all private calls without specific rules, and can only be used on a single DMR network. The rules apply to DMR frames traversing the gateway in both directions.

Syntax
PassAllPC=Slot

Example
The rules below allow private calls to traverse from DMR network 2 to either time slot on the RF side.

[DMR Network 2]
# Pass all of the other private traffic on slot 1 and slot 2
PassAllPC=1
PassAllPC=2

DMR: Diagnosing system errors during bootup by Al AF4FA

SSH in to the PI-STAR system and use these 2 commands to display all the kernel messages from the booting up of the system and if there is a file system error displayed at the end of dmesg then run the fsck utility to correct it. Dmesg is useful in determining and aiding in the fixing of any errors that occurred during the bootup.

sudo dmesg (Display message or driver message) is a command which will show Kernel ring buffers. These messages contain valuable information about device drivers loaded into the kernel at the time of booting as well as when we connect a hardware device to the system on the fly. In other words dmesg will give us details about hardware drivers connected to, disconnected from a machine and any errors when the hardware driver is loaded into the kernel. These messages are helpful in diagnosing or debugging hardware and device driver issues.

The above command will give us all the hardware drivers loaded in to the kernel,their status of success or failed and even the error message as to why they failed. If there is a file system error noted at the end of the list the run fsck. sudo fsck The system utility fsck (file system consistency check) is a tool for checking the consistency of a file system in Unix and Unix-like operating systems and fixing the error(s) if possible.

The exit code returned by fsck is a unique number representing the sum of the following condition values:

0 – No errors
1 – Filesystem errors corrected
2 – System should be rebooted
4 – Filesystem errors left uncorrected
8 – Operational error
16 – Usage or syntax error
32 – Fsck canceled by user request
128 – Shared-library error

BIO: Michael Siegel W2RT

Mike Siegel, W2RT, obtained his first amateur licensed in 1962 while still in high school, and later upgraded to Extra Class. He also holds a First Class Commercial License with radar endorsement. While in engineering school he worked in Aerospace under a DOD contract. For a short time after college he worked for the Ferrari North American Racing team on gearing, traction, and race timing.

Later on he worked for the ABC Television Network.  His responsibilities there included Video Tape Technical Support, Post Production Special Effects Editing,  and RF Engineering.  During his tenure with ABC he was honored by receiving many awards for his work.  Some of the honors he received were a  Gold Hugo award for editing, a Dupont award in television, a Peabody award in Journalism, various Film Writer awards for some of his projects, and a collection of 9 National Emmy awards.

His work consisted of News and Documentaries, Sports, 3 Olympics games, and even some Soap Operas.  Upon retirement from ABC he was offered a position teaching engineering subjects at a local technical school.  Within a couple of months he became the head of the schools competition robotics team. Eventually he elevated the team from novices to a nationally ranked team.  He was hired by F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) to be their Senior mentor in New York.  Mike is now recognized as the F.I.R.S.T. Senior Mentor Emeritus of the F.I.R.S.T. organization.

Over his many years he has been in Whose Who in America three times in two different industries.  Along with his wife, Elaine, they are both accredited ARRL Volunteer Examiners.  Mike is both a Lifetime member of the A.R.R.L. and AMSAT.

Today he enjoys his long term activity in  Amateur Radio and is the proud member of an all Ham family.

DMR: Pi-Star Firmware upgrade for mmdvm HS hat flash by Al AF4FA

If you have a different modem board you need to adjust the commands to those for your  particular board
– open your pi-star admin dashboard in a web browser
– go to configuration
– go to expert
– go to SSH-Access
– log on (user pi-star + your password)
– type “sudo service mmdvmhost stop” press enter
– type “sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat” press enter
– confirm by pressing any key (last chance to back out by pressing CTRL-C here)
– wait till you get the message that flashing is complete, then press any key to reboot
– open your pi-star dashboard in a web browser again
– go to configuration
– See if the Modem connected. If yes you are done. If no continue.
– go to expert
– go to SSH-Access
– log on (user pi-star + your password)
– type “sudo service mmdvmhost start” press enter
– type “exit” press enter
– done
– If Modem still does not connect then
– open your pi-star dashboard in a web browser
– click on Admin
– go to configuration and at the bottom click on configure wifi and if the ssid shown is correct click on save (and connect) and exit.

The modem should connect and the IP address should show on the screen and the status should show interface is up in green.

You have completed the upgrade.

DMR: New configuration is fairly substantial by Al AF4FA

A new configuration pushed is a fairly substantial change to the way the DMR ID is handled by the Pi-Star Config page.

In short – the reasoning behind this is that the way DMR IDs are handled by the networks needs to be understood to get the best out of them.

Brand Meister:

This network uses either your bare CCS7/DMR ID (7 digits) *OR* an extended ID, your 7 digit ID, with a 2 digit suffix (between 01 and 99).

Specifically BM does *NOT* accept 8 digit IDs. These have worked in the past, but BM sees 8 digits as a base ID, technically speaking BM DMR IDs are 24 bits, when expressed as an unsigned integer (programming term for a positive only number) this provides a range of IDs from 0 (0000000) to 16777215.

DMR Plus:

Information here is a little sketchy, but it seems that DMR Plus supports CCS7 / DMR ID (7 digits) on all of their masters, and 8 digit (extended) DMR IDs on at least some of their masters (your 7 digit CCS7 ID, plus 1 digit, 1-9).

TGIF:

I believe that they support 7 or 9 digits in a similar way to BM. (I’m going to reach out to the admins there today to make sure).

So why the change – well it’s been on the cards for a while to better support extended IDs when using DMRGateway, AND specifically 8 digit IDs to NOT work on BrandMeister when using hotspot security, so this change helps enforce the use of 7 or 9 digit IDs but not 8 digits on BM.

DMR: GIT Update Error Fix by Al AF4FA

If you get error issues with git failing to update your pistar system files, it will always be that the checksum of a file/s has changed in either

/usr/local/bin or /usr/local/sbin   or   /var/www/dashboard

It is caused by the file system having been put back into read/write (rpi-rw) and your pi suffers a loss of power while a file is being accessed or if you happen to edit files in those directories.

Here is how to resolve this problem.

Log into SSH.  You will need to change to the directory that is having the issue (one of the three mentioned above)

example:    cd /usr/local/bin

Then type in:

rpi-rw
sudo git stash

If you have to tell git (CLICK FOR DEFINITION) who you are. the syntax for doing this is printed on the screen so copy and paste with your name and email, once done you repeat the sudo git stash.

You’ll see some text printed on screen.

Then you can:
sudo git pull

This will pull down the current commit and update it, it wouldn’t hurt to run an update once you have fixed the git conflict just to ensure that you have actually fixed it!

DMR: TG3112529 on NY repeaters

The Boca Raton ARA talk group (TG 311259 ) is PTT on time slot 1 to a few of the NY repeaters

  • NY4Z-Brooklyn
  • N2NSA – GW Bridge
  • NY4Z-Manahawkin, NJ
  • NY4Z- White Plains
  • WB2WAK-Glen Oaks

Regards,
Bernie-NY4Z
Bronx-TRBO/NY-DMR Network

DMR: NY Metro DMR Network by Bernie NY4Z

Below are the repeaters that now carry the BRARA talk group as a PTT in the NY /NJ area.
our full website with all repeater info is NY DMR NET
Also if you click on the location of the repeater it will bring up a coverage map.
Daytona Beach, Fl NY4Z 442.125 +5.0 MHZ Color Code 1
Time Slot
#1 – Group Call TG 444 NY Metro System Wide – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 347639 Disney – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 333 = DMR Plus Reflector 4604 (NY Reflector) PTT
#1- Group Call TG 31660- Ocean County NJ (PTT)
#1- Group Call TG 3112529- Boca Raton Amateur Radio Association (BRARA) (PTT)
#1 Group Call TG-9998= Parrot audio test (PTT)
#2 – Members Only private Talk Group
Brooklyn, NY -NY4Z 442.09375 + 5 Color Code 2
Time Slot
#1 – Group Call TG 444 NY Metro System Wide -FT
#1 – Group Call TG 333 = DMR Plus Reflector 4604 (NY Reflector) PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 9 Local Talk Group – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 3112529  BRARA(Boca Raton ARA) Local Talk Group -PTT
#1-  Group Call TG 31660- Ocean county NJ (PTT)
#1   Group Call TG-9998= Parrot audio test (PTT)
#2 – Members Only private Talk Group
GW Bridge, NY  N2NSA 443.8875 + 5.00 Color Code 1
Time Slot
#1 – Group Call TG 444 NY Metro System Wide – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 333 = DMR Plus Reflector 4604 (NY Reflector) PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3112529  BRARA(Boca Raton ARA) Local Talk Group -PTT
#1   Group Call TG-9998= Parrot audio test (PTT)
#2 – Members Only private Talk Group
White Plains, NY NY4Z 442.10625  +5 MHz Color Code 3
Time Slot
#1 – Group Call TG 444 NY Metro System Wide – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 333 = DMR Plus Reflector 4604 (NY Reflector) PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3112529  BRARA(Boca Raton ARA) Local Talk Group -PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 347639 Disney – PTT
#1-  Group Call TG 31660- Ocean county NJ (PTT)
#1   Group Call TG-9998= Parrot audio test (PTT)
#2 – Members Only private Talk Group
Glen Oaks , NY WB2WAK 438.51250  -5 MHz Color Code 1
Time Slot
#1 – Group Call TG 444 NY Metro System Wide – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 1 = World Wide -PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3 = North America – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 347639 Disney – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 13 = World Wide English – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3172 = NE / Regional – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 310 = Tac 310 – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 311 = Tac 311 – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 333 = DMR Plus Reflector 4604 (NY Reflector) PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3112529  BRARA(Boca Raton ARA) Local Talk Group -PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 9998 = Parrot , Audio Test Server – PTT
#2 – Members Only private Talk Group
Manahawkin , NJ K2HR 445.4250  – 5 MHz Color Code 3
Time Slot
#1 – Group Call TG 444 NY Metro System Wide – FT
#1 – Group Call TG 347639 Disney – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 1 = World Wide – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3 = North America – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 13 = World Wide English – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3172 = NE / Regional – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 123 = UA English 2 Talk Group – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 310 = Tac 310 – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 311 = Tac 311 – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 333 = DMR Plus Reflector 4604 (NY Reflector) PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 3134 = New Jersey StateWide – PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 9998 = Parrot , Audio Test Server – PTT
#1-  Group Call TG 31660- Ocean county NJ (PTT)
#1 – Group Call TG 311259 BRARA(Boca Raton ARA) Local Talk Group -PTT
#1 – Group Call TG 9 Local Talk Group – FT
#2 – member only private Talk Group

DMR: Update Process in PiStar by Al AF4FA

How to check and update the firmware for the pi star system and/or a modem board.

Here are the commands.

1. Log into Pi-Star via SSH.

2. Run a Pi-Star Update to update the pistar as well as the linux system:
sudo pistar-update

3. Optionally, for extra care, reboot before proceeding:
sudo reboot

4. If you don’t know what type of radio/modem board you have, run:
sudo pistar-findmodem

5. Depending on your radio/modem type, run the appropriate command:

Note: It isn’t necessary to first put Pi-Star into read-write mode (rpi-rw); the
script takes care of that.

Example of a ZUMspot simplex board connected to GPIO:

      • sudo pistar-zumspotflash rpi

Here is the list to see the commands for other boards

ZUMspot simplex board connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-zumspotflash rpi

ZUMspot duplex board connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-zumspotflash rpi_duplex

ZUMspot USB key:
sudo pistar-zumspotflash usb

USB-connected Libre Modem:
sudo pistar-zumspotflash libre

MMDVM_HS_Hat board with 14.7456 MHz TCXO1 connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat

MMDVM_HS_Hat board with 12.288 MHz TCXO connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat-12mhz

MMDVM_HS_DUAL_Hat board with 14.7456 MHz TCXO connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_dual_hat

MMDVM_HS_DUAL_Hat board with 12.288 MHz TCXO connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_dual_hat-12mhz

Nano Hat board connected to GPIO:
sudo pistar-vyehsflash nano_hs

HS_DUAL_HAT (VR2VYE) connected to GPIO:
pistar-vyehsflash hs_dual_hat

NanoDV NPi board:
sudo pistar-nanodvflash pi

NanoDV USB board:
sudo pistar-nanodvflash usb

BD7KLE/BG3MDO devices:
sudo pistar-mdoflash

A prompt will tell you to press any key to begin.

When the update is finished, another prompt will tell you to press any key to reboot Pi-Star. This  step takes a bit of time during which it doesn’t look like anything is happening so be patient.

Once the firmware update is complete and the reboot is done, you can see the new version in the Radio Info module on the Pi-Star Dashboard or Admin pages.

Newsletter: June 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Newsletter may be undergoing updates during the publishing period. 

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  • NETS: Please Complete NBEMS Survey (see below)
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NBEMS Net Survey


Please complete the survey to discover if the current day and time of the week to hold this net works for folks or might there be a better day and time to conduct this net. Some felt having two nets on Monday back to back was a time challenge.

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This Month’s Speaker

Review of Field Day 2019 by the FD Team


Ham Shack News

  • ICOM IC-7600 is repaired and working normally
  • Amp is out of service

At The Shack on the card table as you enter are items that are ALL FREE for the taking, first-come-first-serve. Hope you find something of use. Good luck.


Special Projects

The following are project status

  • Satellite TOWER BASE installation POSTPONED until Fall of 2019
  • Satellite ANTENNA and radio installation TBA
  • DMR repeater arrived, antenna being built,  internet addressed, installation TBA

QSL Report (by Ed N4II)

Here’s the N4BRF LoTW awards status for the month:

New DXCC this month:
Guadeloupe (FG), 6m; Panama (HP), 20m, Phone.

New WAS this month:
FL, 40m PSK31.  Need NM, SD, and WY on 10m for 5BWAS.
Field Day will be a great opportunity to get these!

New VUCC this month:
FK96 (FG8OJ)

New WAZ this month:
None!

179 (+0) QSLs have been received from our 2012 Field Day activity.
192 (+0) QSLs have been received from our 2013 Field Day activity.
267 (+0) QSLs have been received from our 2014 Field Day activity.
297 (+1) QSLs have been received from our 2015 Field Day activity.
171 (+1) QSLs have been received from our 2016 Field Day activity.
276 (+0) QSLs have been received from our 2017 Field Day activity.
463 (+2) QSLs have been received from our 2018 Field Day activity.

Ed N4II


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Field Day 2019 (22 TO 23 June)

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  • Planning is mostly complete and  implementation is now ramping up.
  • Presently, 60% of the available time slots assigned
  • Station 3 has the most availability at 74% and Station 2 is 33% available.

Here are some tasks that we need someone to step up to and volunteer”

  • Food for lunch
  • Setup and breakdown helping hands

Below is a list of operators who have indicated they would like to work a station and the mode.

If your name is not listed or it is listed and you need adjustments, CLICK HERE TO EMAIL JOHN.C N1QFH

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Save the date 8-February 2020


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Member Online Auction is LIVE

  • Round-1 End Date is 10-June-2019
  • Round-1 CHECKOUT occurs after 10-June-2019

The following items are available on the auction

  • Azden 2m TXF
  • Dipole 80m with ladder line feed cable
  • HEATHKIT SB-104 HF TRANSCEIVER WITH SB-604 PS
  • LDG AT-200Pro Memory Auto-tuner
  • LDG YT100 Tuner
  • Unified Wire DXE-ANTW 1000ft black
  • Vibroplex Vibrokeyer Deluxe Single Paddle

Public Classified Section is LIVE

The following items are available in the Classified Section

  • NEW ITEM – $15 – 3 Mag-mount 2M 5/8 antennas  by Lou W9IL
  • NEW ITEM – $70 – 2 ALINCO DJ-S41T 440 HH by Lou W9IL
  • NEW ITEM – $50 – MFJ-1118 DC Power Outlet by Lou W9IL
  • $70   – ASTRON VS-50M linear power supply by Lou W9IL
  • $200 – ASTRON RS-12A linear power supply by Lou W9IL
  • $600 – ICOM IC-746, Astron PS, Tuner, Mic by Stan W5JYK

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From this past Sunday net a few very informed DMR technical experts suggested anyone using a mobile DMR hotspot such as a Pi-Star to use the Texas server3102. The reason is this server is much more stable and not experimental like some others.

Please read Bernie’s BLOG post on further details that applies to us all.

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Local DMR Repeaters
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Scheduled DMR Nets
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  • Sun 8.00 pm TG-3112529 SeFL FL Tech
  • Wed 9.00 pm TG-3  NA Tech
  • Sat 12.00 noon TG-1 WW
  • Sat  8.00 pm TG-310035 GCARC KnowItAll Net

SEFL DMR Tech Net

A few weeks ago the South East Florida (SEFL) DMR Tech Net  resumed on TG 3112529 which is the DMR ID for N4BRF our club callsign. You may also access the Gold Coast ARC DMR 70cm Repeater on 443.3500 CC-11 to join the fun. A new code plug has been provide to enable members to access the GCARC TG 3112529. See our HOME page for the codeplugs. 


Local Analog Repeater Nets

  • Daily 6.00 pm SEFL Traffic 146.61 MHz
  • Fri  7:30 pm SATERN Net WARC 147.285 + PL-103.5 CANCELLED


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We meet every Wednesday and Saturday morning between 09:30 and 13:00 for our Open House, and for any work that needs to be done at the Shack. Anyone interested in exploring Amateur Radio is encouraged to stop in for a visit.


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Monday Night Nets

BRARA runs two significant Monday Night Nets on the 145.290 MHz -6k PL-110.9 repeater:

  • BRARA Voice Com Net: 7pm check-in via EchoLink Node is 826953
  • So County NBEMS Net: 8pm analog Voice,  FLDigi, FLMsg

Club Repeaters

  • 144.390 APRS Repeater
  • 145.070 Packet Repeater
  • 145.290 –0.600 [PL 110.9] EC-826953
  • 442.875 +5.000 [PL 110.9]
  • GPS Location: 26.39724 –80.09485

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