DMR digital radio is intriguing but confusing. I live at a location where I can't reach any DMR repeaters so I'm using a pi-star hotspot to access global talk groups.
The hot spot provides a local radio link to my TYT MD380 handheld and connects to the DMR network. There are several networks available in Australia:
- VKDMR - the official network that includes most repeaters
- FreeDMR - an alternative network apparently objecting to the control by repeater operators
- Brandmeister - this seems more global than the others
- VKMultnet - VK2 based connects to VKDMR, Brandmeister, C4FM and P25