Presentation on theme: "Motorola XPR 6550 Codeplug Jeff Ryan, KØRM Mike Davey, NØVBY"— Presentation transcript:
1 Motorola XPR 6550 Codeplug Jeff Ryan, KØRM Mike Davey, NØVBY December 7, 2013
2 RMHR TRBO/DMR Network Denver North South The RMHR ‘network’ is divided into four geographic regions: South, Denver, North, and Colorado (which is a combination of South, Denver and North)DenverNorthSouth
3 Motorola TRBO -- XPR 6550 Zones - ‘groups’ of channels Channels GeographyCommunity of interest (department)ChannelsFrequencies - Color Code - SlotContactsIdentification of talk-groups and individualsProgramming your radio consists of building up the ‘layers’ needed: Contacts first, then channels, then Zones– later, Scan list and Roam list.
4 RMHR Generic Codeplug – Contacts Group ContactsThere are two types of contacts: Group Contacts and Individual Contacts. Groups (or talk groups) allow your radio to communicate with others in the same groupIndividual Contacts
5 Talk Groups Colorado=700 Lookout=710 South=719 Denver=720 North=721 RMHR talk groups: Colorado, South, North and Lookout. The Lookout talk group is from the local Lookout machine onlyColorado=700 Lookout=710 South=719 Denver=720 North=721
6 Individual ID Unique ID – displays caller on receiving radio All radios used on a DMR / TRBO network should have a unique ID. This permits not only identification, but the ability for the network to route traffic to a specific radio when desired (private call). Private calls should be used sparingly– and for very brief contacts.Unique ID – displays caller on receiving radioDMR-MARC has created a standardRMHR recommends DMR-MARC standard
7 RMHR Generic Codeplug Sixteen (16) Zones (banks) TRBO zones based on where you will be using the radio (South, Denver, North)Analog Repeater based on frequencySimplex includes analog, analog NB and digital
8 RMHR Generic Codeplug – 16 zones TRBO Denver TRBO North TRBO South TRBO RMHAM All DMR MARC TRBO-Misc Denver RMHAM Analog EMCOMM Portable Repeaters HAM 447 HAM 448 HAM 449 SX Analog (Simplex) SX Analog NB (Narrowband Simplex) SX Digital RMHR ROAMThese are the zones used in the current RMHR generic codeplug. We are phasing out “TRBO RMHAM All”; this is an ‘old’ group that was an amalgamation of Denver, North and South– but all zones are limited to 16 channels and the RMHR network has grown beyond 16 channels meaning you can’t put ‘all’ repeaters in one group. The zones are six digital repeater channels, six analog repeater channels, three simplex (one traditional wideband analog, one narrowband analog and one digital). Plus, the RMHR Roam group that will be discussed in a later slide
9 RMHam TRBO Network RMHam and partners KØJSC, K7PFJ, NEAHR, Colo EMComm, WA2YZT & WY7EOC SquawThorodinFremontHorsetoothLookoutBoulderDevilsAlmagreRMHR has partnered with other individuals and groups to create this network. This is the current configuration as of Dec 7th, 2013.CheyennePuebloFt MorganSouthDenverNorth
11 RMHR Generic Codeplug Zone Channels TRBO Denver Thorodin Colo Thorodin DenverSquaw ColoSquaw DenverLookout LocalLookout DenverLee ColoDevils DenverTrailer ColoTrailer DenverThese are the zone and channel names for the TRBO Denver zone. We determined that is was easier to use ‘English’ names instead of talk group numbers, slot numbers, color codes, etc. This naming convention will allow users to pick the zone based on where they are geograhically located (North, Denver, South), then pick a channel (based on which repeater they wish to use) that will allow the to either communicate on a local/regional network or all of Colorado.
12 RMHR Generic Codeplug Zone Channels TRBO North Cheyenne North Cheyenne LocalFt Morgan ColoFt Morgan NorthHorsetooth ColoHorsetooth NorthBoulder ColoBoulder NorthThese are the channel names for the TRBO North zone
13 RMHR Generic Codeplug Zone Channels TRBO South Almagre Colo Almagre SouthCañon ColoCañon SouthPueblo ColoPueblo SouthDevils SouthThese are the channel names for the TRBO South zone.
14 RMHR Generic CodeplugTRBO users in the South region can communicate with each other on Devils, Almagre, Fremont and PuebloOr all of Colorado on Fremont, Pueblo or AlmagreUsing the TRBO South Zone.
15 RMHam TRBO Network – South SquawThorodinFremontHorsetoothLookoutBoulderDevilsAlmagreWith a radio located in the South region--- users can either select a channel that will allow them to communicate within the South region…. Or…..CheyennePuebloFt MorganSouthDenverNorth
16 RMHam TRBO Network - Colorado SquawThorodinFremontHorsetoothLookout(VHF)BoulderDevilsAlmagreSelect a channel that will allow them to communicate to this ‘set’ of repeaters across the Front RangeCheyennePuebloFt MorganSouthDenverNorth
17 RMHR Generic CodeplugTRBO users in the Denver region can communicate with each other on Devils, Squaw, Lookout and ThorodinOr all of Colorado on Squaw, Thorodin, Boulder (or Lookout VHF)Using the TRBO Denver Zone
21 RMHR Generic CodeplugTRBO users in the North region can communicate with each other on Boulder, Horsetooth, Ft Morgan and CheyenneOr all of Colorado on Ft Morgan, Horsetooth and BoulderUsing the TRBO North Zone
22 RMHam TRBO Network - North SquawThorodinFremontHorsetoothLookoutBoulderDevilsAlmagreCheyennePuebloFt MorganSouthDenverNorth
24 RMHR Generic CodeplugWhen setting up the CPS software, users need to ensure they address the General Settings and Buttons. The RMHR Generic Codeplug has recommended settings for these. In addition, the Contacts, RX Group lists, Channels, Scan and Roam lists will all need to be populated.
25 RMHR Generic Codeplug – Contacts This is a screen shot of the Contacts list-- first are the ‘group contacts’, followed by individuals. Currently, the DMR-MARC list is not as up-to-date with Colorado contacts as the RMHR Generic Code-plug, and the DMR-MARC contact list does not contain the RMHR talk-groups.
26 RMHR Generic CodeplugXPR 6550 will display calling user’s radio ID * and talk group (name) when receivingK0RM Jeff ColoradoN0VBY Mike South COThis is what is displayed when a user keys up: the first line will show the individual radio ID; if that ID is present in the receiving radio’s contact list, the radio will then display the ‘label’ associated with the radio ID. The RMHR standard is to use callsign, first name. In some cases, a user has opted to use a generic label for radios that will be ‘handed out’ for temporary use, such as the lower left display which represents Northeast All Hazards Region, Portable 2”. If the radio ID is NOT currently loaded in the receiving radio, then the radio ID without the label will be received, as depcted in the lower left display. The 2nd line of the display will show the talk group being received--- and since we label our talk groups with the English name (as opposed to talk-group number)… this is what you’ll see: “Colorado”, “Denver”, “South CO”, “North CO” or “Lookout Local” as appropriate.DenverNEAHR P2North CORadio ID not in contacts list
27 RMHR Generic Codeplug – Channels The “Channels” list is where the attributes for all repeaters are entered. This includes TX and RX frequency, Group list, Contact Name, Admit criteria, Slot, color code, etc.
29 RMHR Generic Codeplug – Rx Group Keeping in mind that these are commercial radios– and are used by fleets within larger organizations, the programming is very flexible and can vary widely from organization to organization. The RMHR codeplug is a very straightforward use– but must nevertheless be set up by contacts, groups, channels, zones and scan/roam lists in order to function properly. Users receive signals by being “subscribed” to users and groups. “Group Lists” form the basis of the community of users that need to communicate with each other. The RMHR group lists mirror the talk groups. We use slightly different names on the Rx Group so they are not confused with the talk-group names.Group Members from Contact List
30 RMHR Generic Codeplug – Scan List A scan list is similar to scanning with any modern Amateur Radio--- all of the channels in a particular group or bank will be scanned. When a signal is received, the radio ‘locks’ on to that channel. When the signal stops, the radio will resume scanning after four seconds. The XPR 6550 can scan, or roam, but can not do both at the same time.Members from Channel List
31 RMHR Generic Codeplug – Roam List “Roaming” with the XPR 6550 is a way to set the radio to look for the best signal from among multiple repeaters that are linked and transmitting the same signal. Selecting the RMHR ROAM zone, then the appropriate channel (Denv Roam, NoCo Roam, SoCo Roam or Colo Roam) places the radio in roam mode whereby it will look at all the repeaters defined in the roam group and select the one with the best RSSI (receive signal strength indicator). The RSSI values in the RMHR Generic Codeplug have been set based on testing and are the recommended values.Members from Channel list
32 RMHR Generic Codeplug – Roaming SquawThorodinFremontHorsetoothLookoutBoulderDevilsAlmagreThese are the repeaters that will be looked at when the RMHR ROAM zone and Colo Roam channel is selectedCheyennePuebloFt MorganColo Roam
33 RMHR Generic Codeplug – Roaming SquawThorodinFremontHorsetoothLookoutBoulderDevilsAlmagreThese are the repeaters that will be looked at when the RMHR ROAM zone and NoCo Roam channel is selectedCheyennePuebloFt MorganNoCo Roam
34 RMHR Generic Codeplug – Roaming SquawThorodinFremontHorsetoothLookoutBoulderDevilsAlmagreThese are the repeaters that will be looked at when the RMHR ROAM zone and Denv Roam channel is selectedCheyennePuebloFt MorganDenv Roam
35 RMHR Generic Codeplug – Roaming SquawThorodinFremontHorsetoothLookoutBoulderDevilsAlmagreThese are the repeaters that will be looked at when the RMHR ROAM zone and SoCo Roam channel is selectedCheyennePuebloFt MorganSoCo Roam
36 RMHR Generic Codeplug Analog Repeater zones: RMHAM Portable Repeaters EMCommHam 447Ham 448Ham 449These are the zones used for monitoring traditional FM Analog repeaters
37 RMHR Generic Codeplug Simplex zones: Analog Simplex - 8 Colorado simplex (no tone)8 Colorado simplex (w/ Hz tone)Narrowband Analog Simplex5 using carrier squelch / no tone5 using digital (DPL) squelchDigital Simplex DMR Simplex Frequencies
38 RMHR Generic CodeplugA more detailed description of the generic codeplug zones including analog repeater frequencies can be found on the RMHam website under MotoTRBO information.
39 RMHR Generic Codeplug - Steps Read from your radioSave File as a backup (old) codeplugCopy/Paste between RMHR Generic and your personal (old) codeplugSave file as new baseline codeplugCLONE from newly edited file to your radioImmediately READ file back (it will now be “personalized”)Save file as your current codeplugXPR6550 owners will typically have ‘their own’ codeplug--- the RMHR Generic Codeplug can be used as a baseline for using the RMHR TRBO network--- users can adapt any, all or none to suit their own needs. The CPS software allows users to copy/paste from one codeplug to another. Using this method, users can create modify the Generic (or their own) codeplug to create a ‘new’ codeplug that is tailored to their radio