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How the DVMEGA HotSpot works with your Handheld Radio

How the DVMEGA HotSpot works with your Handheld Radio

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 Transcript:

- Hi everyone, this is Cody, W3AMG from Bridgecom Systems, and in today's video, I'm going to be showing you how the AnyTone 878 and DVMega are programmed for our plug play package, and what is programmed in each device.

Okay, so let's get started. When we at BridgeCom program up a plug n' play package, we program it up, most likely on 446.525. Now, that's the frequency that the radio communicates to with the hot spot. Now, we program that both into the hot spot and the radio. Now, the majority of the work is actually done through the radio, but the hot spot is going to open our portal to just about anywhere in the world.

So, the cool thing with the hot spot, what you'll do is go into Piestar, and set it up. Now we program in your call sign, your radio ID, and any other information you want, like your location, we'll figure out where you live, and put in your lat and long, and then we're also if you have a Wi-Fi network, you personally can do that. You can go in and program that. So, there's a few other options in there, but primarily, the hot spot's just going to have the frequency you want to talk on, as well as your DMR ID, and your call sign.

Now, the radio, that's where most of the work is done. So, we will program in, obviously, it's gonna be digital, and we're gonna program in the frequency, same as the hot spot, as well as the time slot too, and the correct color code, anything like that, but then, everything's going to be done through the radio. So, we'll add the contacts list, the digital contacts list. We put in the latest and most up to date contacts list, the entire thing, in the radio. And then, we will also put in all the talk groups. Now, the ones that are actually programmed into the setup are selectable. So, if you want to go in, and say add talk group 314, or something, like it's gonna come standard with 310, and that's primarily what I use, but if you wanted to add other talk groups, all you would have to do is go into the radio CPS and add that talk group. You just create another channel, on the same frequency, same as all of the others, and then you'd be able to add that talk group. So, really, it's not that difficult. Once you get in there and mess with it, it's really pretty easy. And you can add as many as you want. If you want to go to a different state and add, let's say, the Texas state-wide talk group, you can do it, super easy.

Now, for me, personally, the coolest thing about this plug and play package, is I can pick up my radio, turn on my hot spot, and be able to talk to someone from almost anywhere. You know, I can get people from all around the world on the world-wide talk group, and there's almost no time when I'm not able to make a contact. That's the part I enjoy most, and I know you will too. So, once again, this is Cody, W3AMG from BridgeCom Systems. If you would like to purchase a plug n' play package, click the link down below, and order yours today, 73.

 

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Comments

Bill Zapel - February 13, 2020

I purchased a plug@play package two weeks ago . Since that time I have been trying to contact your group, by phone . No one ever answers the phone , guess customer service does not exist!

Michael - February 10, 2020

I bought the plug and play from you and the parrot finally stated working . before that happened i was talking to guys all over the place on parrot. Now that it works I finally got someone on sw mo ! and I have used usa also. So I dont know why it just started working .

I asked that you program south dakota in so that I can talk to some of my buddies there but it isnt on the list.

I loaded your software so I could see what was on the radio and all I get is “comport not active” when I try to read from the radio . Im at my wits end on how to get that to work , I tried device manager and cant get it to change at all . your instructions say to just plug in the radio and the windows will recognize it …

any ideas on the south dakota and the windows problem?

John Gage - February 3, 2020

I’ve bought the AT-878UV Plus from your company only to find no repeaters in operation near me. Can a hotspot be purchased at a discount with complete instructions on setup?
John

steve - February 3, 2020

The video does little to explain the technology or how the hot spot does its job (as its title and billing proclaim). Just a bunch of advertising hoopla…..

John Jacob - February 1, 2020

I have a package as above what do I need to do or what you need from me.

Jim Self - February 1, 2020

We have a md-uv 380 openspot2 with codeplugs that look perfect. Won’t transmit through the openspot2. Won’t receive. Is there a peculiarity in the slot/color code/ privacy/tg format or any format? Hang times? When pushing the ptt button, the openspot2 flashes green, but it does not transmit through. Please give us your thoughts. The radio belongs to Phil Meyer. 3159749 kn4mjc. Can We are about to box this thing up and send it back. I use openspot2 with an Anytone. Works fine. His rig…not so much. ???

Richard S Brown - February 1, 2020

I don’t understand what all is included in a plug and play package. I have my AT-D878UV already. I also have my DMR ID number. Do you sell the hot spot or do I have to get that elsewhere? I have barely scratched the surface with this technology and have a lot to learn.
Richard S. Brown
rbrown22044@yahoo.com
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