Re: ThumbDV + DMR + Mac?

Steve N4IRS

I think this may have gotten a little off track. I think the OP was looking for a method of connecting to the existing DMR networks from his MAC. I know there is a Linux version of such a program. I don't know if the author would be interested in porting to a MAC.
I'll ask.

Steve N4IRS

On 8/1/2018 3:53 PM, John D Hays - K7VE wrote:

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 12:03 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 11:39 AM, Eubank, Greg (MVA) <Greg.Eubank@...> wrote:
I believe that DMR is not the issue, but infringing on the Motorola PROPRIETARY version of DMR (Called Moto TRBO) is the issue at hand.  There are several other flavors of DMR, DMR Tier-1 and Tier-2, which I believe do NOT infringe on the TRBO patent.  Please correct me if I am WRONG,

- Greg -

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NWDR has discussed this several times in talks that I've attended, that implementing a DMR compatible mode for Thumb DV and their other voice codec products is fraught with peril over patent issues by Motorola, and thus they don't intend to directly support DMR.

If it were me in your situation, I'd buy one of the small hotspots that support multiple voice modes that include DMR. It's not that much more to carry, and it's plug and play, unlike a Raspberry Pi solution.
I'd get one that supports Ethernet so you can just plug it into your Mac's Ethernet port when it's on Wi-Fi.

Steve N8GNJ

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 9:34 AM, Michael Marusin <mike@...> wrote:
> Hey everyone - does anyone know of options to access DMR through a
> ThumbDV on a Mac?
> I know Buster supports DStar but am unaware of any other options to be
> able to connect to DMR while on a Mac. I travel a lot for work with my
> laptop and not carrying around a RPi or anything along those lines.
> Thoughts / suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Mike


John D. Hays
Edmonds, WA


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