Unencrypted TETRA decode with a £6 RTL dongle.

There seems to be some interest in attemptimg to decode unencrypted TETRA witha a £6 RTL dongle, I will post my own how to perhaps later on when i get time, but all i did was read and do what it says here, and you don’t need me to re-tell Read More

Decoding DMR / P25 with the RTL SDR – an update

Setting up  SDR# (or SDRsharp) for use with an RTL dongle is the easiest and cheapest way of listening to most digital voice modes on the VHF and UHF bands, and you don’t need to know talkgroups, colour codes, slot or anything, so it’s much easier than any other method, and it’s also great Read More

The newbie’s guide to not sounding like a newbie.

So, your shiny new DMR radio has arrived. You’ve obtained the programming software and necessary programming lead, stuffed in a few channels and ‘hello world, here I come’. But how to wet your feet in DMR without sounding like the newbie that you are? First, DMR operation does share some Read More

The Hitchikers Guide to MotoTRBO CPS

To Quote Zaphod Beeblebrox in ” The Hitchikers Guide to The Galaxy  ” (like i need to put a link to it’s Wikipedia entry) ” It’s the weird colour scheme that freaks me. Every time you try to operate one of these weird black controls, which are labelled in black Read More

How to update your contact list (Motorola)

It seems there is a little bit of confusion surrounding callsigns not being displayed in the radio’s screen.. here’s a quick ‘how to’ that may help. As for callsigns on the various monitoring websites, don’t worry too much about that for now, because DMR-MARC is doing some big changes to Read More

DM4600 audio out – the missing feature..

The DM4600 radios are very good indeed – they do a lot of things and perform well, but here’s one thing that bugs a lot of people … where is the audio out jack ? Well, of  course, there isn’t one, sorry about that.  remember these are not designed for Read More

New Codeplugs uploaded

Thanks to Ashley M6GYT for spending the time to upload much needed codeplugs for the Kirisun DP770 and the BFDX TD-501 .  Check the Codeplug Forum section. I added links to the software also. I added a CPS 11 UHF DP3600 DMR-MARC codeplug also.

Decode DMR with an SDR !

So – you’ve bit the big one and bought a USB SDR – but how to decode some digital then ? I’m no expert, but here’s a brief introduction to getting started SDR’ing – and maybe – just maybe it’ll work for you too. I’ve put a so239 on a Read More