Our repeater system is currently undergoing some work. While that work is being done how they're linked could change from day-to-day/hour-to-hour. That being said, any semi-permanent changes will be put in this note until they're finalized.

- TS1 of the DMR network is linked to Brandmeister with the exception of 9061 and 9063. Whenever a talkgroup other than 9061 and 9063 is TXed on TS1 it should trigger a 15 minute timer, and that talkgroup should be active until that timer expires.

- TS2 is still "local" and activates only the repeaters in our network. TG 9062 is still recommended for this time slot.

- The analog repeater is linked to TS2 TG9062.

- The analog repeater can be disconnected and reconnected to/from the DMR network with DTMF commands sent when keyed up on the analog repeater.
     - connect, "*31999#"
     - disconnect, "*11999#"

If there are any contradictions between this note and the info below it this note is probably right.

All DMR repeaters use the same Time slot/Talk group setup

DMR Color Code 1
Time Slot #1 – Talk group 9061 = Wide 1
Time Slot #1 – Talk group 9063 = Alternate Wide 1
Time Slot #2 – Talk group 9062 = Wide 2 (where members of the club hangout most of the time)
Time Slot #2 – Talk group 9064 = Alternate Wide 2

  • 444.500+5MHz MOTOTRBO / DMR, Top of Wadsworth Hall, at approximately (47.11687593068664, -88.54495202382655).
    A Motorola XPR8400 repeater connected to the W8YY network via Motorola’s IP Site Connect (IPSC) protocol.

  • 444.750+5MHz MOTOTRBO / DMR, Calumet Air Force Station near Phoenix, MI
    A Motorola SLR5700 repeater connected to the W8YY network via Motorola’s IP Site Connect (IPSC) protocol.

  • 442.925+5MHz MOTOTRBO / DMR, Atlantic Mine
    A Motorola SLR5700 repeater connected to the W8YY network via Motorola’s IP Site Connect (IPSC) protocol.

  • 444.650+5MHz (100Hz PL) HARC Analog, Wadsworth Hall near Houghton, MI
    A Motorola GR500 repeater running app_rpt/Asterisk through a URI out of our club room.
    You can connect to this repeater via Echolink by connecting to W8YY-R (Node #355330).

The Analog Wadsworth repeater also has an automated phone patch. To use the patch:

  • Make sure the repeater is not in use and that you can hit it (it’s a good idea to say something like “KA1BCD for the autopatch” to let someone know what you’re doing).
  • Key up the repeater and dial *6 on your radio. If you unkey, you should hear a dial tone.
  • Dial the phone number of the person you want to call. There are some rules to be aware of:
    a. You must dial a 1 before dialing outside the 906 area code. Otherwise, the dial plan will just take the first seven digits you dial and add 906 to the front.
    b. If you dial 1, you can dial the NPA and number (eleven digits total before the call will be placed)
    c. 911 calls WILL NOT work through the autopatch. Calls to any X11 number will be rejected.
  • After dialing, the line should begin ringing. Once the called party answers, you can proceed with the call. The ARRL has some useful information on phone patch usage. In particular, if you are calling someone that isn’t a ham, make sure to remind them that they are on a radio patch and that you cannot hear them while you are talking.
  • When finished (or at any time during the call), dial *0# to terminate the call. The repeater should say “call terminated” and drop.
  • Identify and state that you are finished with the autopatch.

A Collected List of DTMF Functions Available on the 444.650 Repeater

  • Autopatch Commands:
    *6# -- Autopatch up
    *0# -- Autopatch down
  • Dialing Prefixes:
    These patterns will be matched by the Asterisk dialplan when using the autopatch. You must dial *6# first before dialing the number.

    0xxx -- Dials the three digit internal extension "xxx"
    1 xxx xxx xxxx -- Dials the 10 digit PSTN number ("with" the area code)
    xxx xxxx -- Dials the 7 digit PSTN number in the 906 area code
  • General Commands:
    *81# -- Play system time. Useful as a testing tool.
    *3[node number]# -- Connect specified node
    *71# -- Disconnect all links. Useful to drop all external connections to the repeater.
    *73# -- Full System status. Used to see what nodes are currently connected.
  • Available Nodes:
    1999 -- Analog <-> DMR link. Links analog repeater to our IPSC DMR network