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Can hear myself on HOSE WW 91, but cannot receive.

asked 2017-09-07 22:04:38 +0200

NY2M gravatar image

Using the Baofeng DM-5r Plus. (I know) I had a succesful QSO with Austria. Heard my voice on Hose WW91. Heard the caller only on HOSE. Any suggestions for code plug solutions or other remedies (like get a real radio)?

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answered 2017-12-06 14:06:02 +0200

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The DM-5R works fine on simplex hotspots, but never use it on a real repeater with two slots, otherwise you may call out for trouble quite loud :)

Regarding your problem, make sure that the RX group list includes the used TG and also that the chosen channel includes the RX group list.

Another cheap Tier-2 radio is the Radioddity GD-77 that is dual band and does a nice job for small money.

Ralph, dk5ras.

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answered 2017-12-06 11:00:09 +0200

Hello Robert! It appears that despite announces being made the DMR-5R+ is not Tier-2 compliant and it's therefore difficult to figure out its behavior when used on Tier-2 platforms. Even if you design a codeplug to use a specific timeslot for your talkgroup, when you PTT BOTH talkgroups are going to be activated on the repeater (which makes repeater owner very unhappy!). But not quite sure how it's choosing where to receive! This radio is designed to work with other DMR-5R+ in a simplex mode. It might work well with a hotspot (which also handle only one timeslot) but I am not aware of anyone who tried with this. IMHO, if you are looking for an affordable radio, you are better off with the TYT MD-380 which is an inexpensive but reliable radio, and the world of ham-modified firmware opens up a lot of amazing features! Hope this helps! 73s.

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