Weekend Camping Mt. St. Helen’s

A short trip into the Gifford Pinchot forest for some truck camping. Hope everyone is getting out even though the weather is turning. Great time to enjoy the wilderness with fewer people.

New Topic/Group – Emergency Comms?

Hi guys,
KC7FBN here, I wonder if a topic of Disaster Comms, CERT, AuxComm, ARES/Races etc would be a good topic? Just asking

Ham radio venture overland added to pistar p25hosts

If you have a P25 radio and enable P25 on your PiStar device, you will now find ‘31655 Ham Radio Venture Overland’ in the menu choice of servers to connect to in your PiStar configuration menu.

This is a P25 reflector server I host at ‘31655 41000’. From this server, you can connect to any P25 talkgroup. If you key talkgroup 31655, you will also be linked to the primary talk group 31655 on Brandmeister.

Also bridged is FM analog using AllStarLink. If you have access to AllStar, you can reach this talk group using bridge Node# 42282 AA1PR (East Coast) or #54897 KB7RQQ (West Coast). More ways to play… and grow I hope.

Doing a ‘pull request’ on Github to have the talk group added
Notification that the talkgroup has been added to the P25Clients file that will download with PiStar and update on users current devices.

P25 is bridged to venture overland (dmr)

I have set up a P25 server for anyone that has a P25 radio and wants to play. My server is bridged here (Brandmeister DMR TG:31655) so you can play without annoying anyone as we enjoy and welcome the traffic 🙂 I’m working on getting the server added to Pi-Star’s P25Hosts list so it’s likely it will show up on your hotspot after an update very soon. Currently, it is private so you will have to add it manually to the P25Hosts list.

Here is the server and the format for entering it. 31655 <tab> <TAB> 41000

It’s also possible to cross-mode your Yaesu System Fusion radio from Pi-Star (YSFtoP25). Remember that if you connect directly as P25 with your Yaesu digital radio (also possible) to the server from Pi-Star, you need to run wide-mode from the radio to match the wider bandwidth for P25 (VW mode).



New to the group looking forward meeting folks and exchange ideas

AllStar Link Bridge to DMR TG 31655

If you have AllStar but not DMR… you are in luck. Mike AA1PR has an AllStar to DMR bridge that is running and we’ve been having a blast with it. Analog audio is actually pretty good over the DMR network and vise versa. Connect to AllStar 42282 to try it out. If you only have an FM analog radio and live in the Vancouver, Washington or Portland, Oregon area, I have a wider coverage node set up at 432.225 tone:100.0/100.0. It’s open to play with and will get you on the system using your analog radio and possibly an HT. Node is running at 25watts and antenna is about 25′ located in the west Hazel Dell area.

Hello everyone

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Hi, found this site looking for talk groups on Brandmeister.
99 1500 4×4 sport. This was my fishing/camping truck. But a car accident totaled my Altima. Now its my daily. Going to start redoing almost everything. Removed the factory fiberglass toneau, and went with a snugtop camper shell

So far, limo tinted camper shell for privacy under the camper shell, the bed has been insulated, carpeted and wired with led lights and fan ran off a deep cell battery. 30″ cot and 6″ memory foam mattress. Shell has a waterproof plug for shore power if needed. Mostly done in the bed. LED pods in the grille and in the rear bumper. Flowmaster exhuast. Pulled the ham equipment out of my Altima, TYT9800 quadband mobile w/ remote head unit on a diamond CR8900A antenna. If I’m planning on being away from the truck I carry an Anytone AT-D878UVII Plus.

As of today, upgraded to Toyo RT 33s

Plans for the upcoming year will be a gen 4 bumper, viper alarm upgrade, dual battery in the engine compartment, all led lighting, headlight swap, all new steering components, soundproofing the entire cab, double din stereo, ham radio, possibly a seat swap and definitely paint. Hopefully someday we will be able to get either a mission overland trailer or build something similar



I am a Overlander from Sparks, Nevada. My call sign is KJ7ZMK. I usually do day trips on the weekends. There is a lot to explore in the Nevada high desert. My equipment is basic but it works for me.

There is still some great stuff on the SW bands

Came across this show while scanning the SW bands on a camping trip. They were playing music, running MFJ and Chameleon Antenna adds, talking about operating portable, etc. It was a fun show.

Have a great Memorial Day!

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Hope you all are having a great Memorial Day weekend! If you are or where a veteran…. I thank you for your service and the freedoms it brought. Spending The Weekend playing radio from my old trailer at Lake Merwin in Washington state. Cheers!