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Cannot make private calls work [pending]

asked 2017-08-29 05:35:15 +0100

ab0pj gravatar image

updated 2017-09-19 09:13:32 +0100

Hi, just curious if private calling is allowed on the Brandmeister network? My friend and I use OpenSpot hotspots, and we simply created a private call contact and entered each others ID in the radio (his ID in mine and my ID in his).. receive group is blank, and contact is set to the aforementioned private call contact. Sometimes it works just great, and other times it doesn't work at all. I'd say it works maybe 10% of the time. Just curious if anyone else is experiencing this, or if this functionality is allowed over the network? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Also, when we're just radio to radio via simplex, it works just fine every time.

Thanks!

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answered 2017-08-29 06:41:03 +0100

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Yes, private calls are allowed. Please write your ID and ID of your friend as well as server ID.

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Thanks for your reply! My ID is 3129394 and friend is 3120258 and we're both using 3102 for our server. We also have private call confirm turned off. He tried calling about 2 hours ago, but I never heard him.

ab0pj gravatar imageab0pj ( 2017-08-29 08:08:46 +0100 )edit
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answered 2017-08-29 11:27:01 +0100

Did you make sure to enter the ID in your radio as a CONTACT and not as a GROUP ?

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Yes. It works every time if we're on simplex and not going through BM. That leads me to think the radios are programmed correctly.

ab0pj gravatar imageab0pj ( 2017-08-29 14:07:47 +0100 )edit

This is unrelated; you can use GROUP calling on simplex while private calls need CONTACTS. Can you tell us more about your configuration ? Which repeater or hotspot do you use on each side, how did you configure the contact and the channel in your radios ?

f4bwg gravatar imagef4bwg ( 2017-09-19 09:13:10 +0100 )edit
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answered 2017-09-30 16:32:34 +0100

n8xym gravatar image

I am not sure if it an BM or Openspot change. But with in the last week I have been having trouble making private calls. It worked great before I updated my Openspot from 117 to 126. So I think it is on the Openspot side not sure yet haven't had that much time to track it down.

Mike

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Asked: 2017-08-29 05:35:15 +0100

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