The cool part of DMR APRS is that your position is reported on a discrete TG. Thus you will not hear a kerchunk for data-burst as with other combined voice/aprs systems. It actually works!
Goto wiki.brandmeister.network for programming details.
Programming a Motorola for BRANDMEISTER APRS
There are two parts to make this work:
- Program the radio as below
- Program Brandmeister.network self service webpage to configure how your DMR Id will be shown on the APRS map.
CAI Network: 12
ARS Radio ID: 310999 (this depends on the master server you use)
Prefered channel settings
ARS: On System/Site Change
Enhanced GPS: Off
Compressed UDP Data Header: Standard DMR
GPS Revert: Selected
Data Call Confirmed: On
CSBK Data: Off
After the radio is set programmed, Brandmeister should be configured next. A great web-page for is found here
I have 2 Motorola XPR type radios running in this configuration. The biggest weakness over traditional APRS is the restriction of how many APRS IDs you have. On analog APRS I have 15 devices. On DMR I have 2 IDs, one dedicated to HTs and one for Mobile, thus giving me 2 symbols.