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So what do I need to monitor commercial TRBO with my Motorola?

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I am using DSD+ and can monitor some local frequencies just fine. I entered the same information into the portable, color code and slot, and can see the RSSI activity bars come up but no audio. I'm assuming I need some sort of contact ID in a list. Is there an equivalent of digital carrier squelch or some sort of monitor all configuration I'm missing?
 

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I am using DSD+ and can monitor some local frequencies just fine. I entered the same information into the portable, color code and slot, and can see the RSSI activity bars come up but no audio. I'm assuming I need some sort of contact ID in a list. Is there an equivalent of digital carrier squelch or some sort of monitor all configuration I'm missing?
I think you'd be missing talkgroup information. I don't have a DMR radio, but somehow I think you need to add individual talkgroups and scan them. I don't believe there is a 'wildcard' type of thing that you can put into your commercial radio in order to monitor all unencrypted talkgroups.

Mike
 

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You need to use DMR decode to get the following information:

1. Timeslot
2. Color Code
3. Group ID


You would need to setup the following:

1. Group Call (Digital Contact)
2. Digital RX Group List
3. Digital personality with correct color code and timeslot and frequency
4. Attach 1 and 2 to each other by adding 1 to 2
5. Attach the contact to the TX portion and the receive list the the RX portion of the channel (set it as RX only if your not authorized to transmit)

now... it get much more complicated if they are running in capacity plus mode.. because the timeslot will change.. in that case go to a professional I have no desire to explain it here.
 

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Finally getting around to trying some commercial DMR monitoring. I'm a bit stumped with DMR Decode. I downloaded it and I have folders named com, META-INF, test and a readme. Where / how do run the actual program?
 

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Something went wrong with the download - DMRDecode is an executable JAR file. Make sure you have latest Java loaded on your PC.

That's one reason I set WinRAR to NOT open JAR files - I might mistake it for an archive!

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