If you live in range of a DMR repeater that allows access to “user activated” Brandmeister talk groups, then a DMR radio is all you need. If not, then you can also use a “hot spot” which you can think of as your link to the DMR system. The hot spot uses a WiFi link to the Internet to connect you to the DMR system… in the same way that repeaters are linked.
So: a DMR radio, plus either a DMR repeater in range, or your own hot spot, and you’ve got what you need.
This site is a great introduction… and the site has a lot of details to help you get started if you take the plunge:
Also see the web page of the Nixa ARC:
Look for links to a preso by Chuck Kraly K0XM.
And finally, you will need some patience, and a sense of humor. Both really help as you’re getting started with DMR — trust me :-)
One last note: 4SQRP has a groups.io
subgroup. If you want to discuss further or need help getting started, this is the place to be!
Yeah, sort of.
I admit, I am an old codger, I had no idea
what you guys were talking about either.
But, always interested in learning, I have
How about a 20 thousand foot overview
for us dummies?
It looks like you can buy a $50 handy talkie,
log into a local repeater and digitally
connect to your net… or do you just get
connected via the web?