2019-03-14 I've had a couple more QSOs with the DMR rig. Like D-Star it sort of puts the world in your hand! But I also want to get this little rig on two meters simplex as well as talking with one or more of our local analog repeaters. The question is HOW? I've spent much of the day fiddling with that. I got it talking on 146.490 mhz, but it doesn't listen! Finally sent an email to TYT to see if they can/will point me in the right direction. That, after looking at many YouTube videos and reading pages of stuff on the Internet. Clearly it seems possible. But none of what I have seen so far has unlocked the door for me. I'm confident it is a simple setting or entry. But what, where?!
2019-03-13 Even as their is no end to antenna experimentation in ham radio, so their seems to be no end to modes of operation. CW, AM, SSB, PSK, RTTY, D-Star, Fusion, Winlink, DMR.... My latest of those is DMR. In fact just an your or so ago, with a lot of help from a friend, I got my new DMR HT all set up with my hot spot and had my first DMR contact!
This same friend got me into D-Star not long ago. Bot of us are using Zumspot hot spots since our D-Star repeater access isn't good. DMR is better but why not use your hot spot if it is just sitting there!?
DMR setup is not simple! It is a very structured system designed for commercial users. The HTs are not front panel programmable (not easily anyway) and the software uses quite different terminologies than at least I have encountered before. I don't think I yet have in mind an overall concept of how it all works and the role of the various "pieces" that make it up.