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Welcome to NXDN Digital Amateur Radio in Scotland


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NXDN TG23551 SCOTLAND TALKGROUP

We have setup up a dedicated NXDN reflector Talkgroup and this will allow hotspot users and repeaters to connect to our NXDN network. The NXDN Scotland Team hope to have the NXDN GB7EU Repeater in Edinburgh connected to this Talkgroup in the very near future – keep an eye on this website or our Facebook Page.

The reflector also has its own dashboard available to view online. Showing data such as currently TXing stations, connected NXDN gateways and last heard lists. Click on the image below or the Dashboard menu option along the top of the page.

NXDN DASHBOARD

It will support DMR2NXDN via a Pi-Star hotspot and NXDN connections.

If you want to access via a Pi-Star hotspot your will need to run “Update“ on your Pi-Star to ensure “NXDN Scotland TG23551” is in your hotspots database.  If you are unsure how to do this Carl MM0HJX has put together a step-by-step guide which can be found under the QUESTIONS Menu or by clicking HERE (How to update your Hosts file in Pi-Star).


Direct NXDN on TG23551.

DMR2NXDN on TG7023551 (via Pi-Star hotspot).

The Live and Last Heard Dashboard can be found at – NXDN SCOTLAND DASHBOARD

An updated Codeplug for the Kenwood NX-320 Handset is available from the Downloads section.

A Cheatsheet for the Kenwood NX-320 handset and codeplug layout is also available from the Downloads section.

Now we have the core part of the network setup, the next stage is to get GB7EU connected to the outside world but in the meantime those with NXDN and Pi-Star hotspots and multi-mode repeaters can make use of the new NXDN Scotland connected Talkgroup.

That’s about all for now.  I would like to say a quick thanks to all the people who helped with the NXDN Scotland Reflector.  Andy Taylor MW0MWZ a massive help for getting this part of the project off the ground.  Stuart GM7DRY for his computer knowledge.  Allister GM7RYR for sourcing all the hardware needed for this part of the project.  Martin MM0DUN for early stage testing, jumping on the radio at a moments notice to see if things worked or not.

 All the best Carl MM0HJX enjoy!


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NXDN is for licensed radio amateurs and you must hold a valid amateur radio licence before you apply for an NXDN Radio ID number and most definitely before you attempt to press the PTT button.

A new digital repeater for radio amateurs in Edinburgh (GB7EU) has recently been licensed and is currently undergoing testing (Sept 2019). This repeater will have an excellent coverage of the Edinburgh and surrounding area.

This repeater is currently (27/11/2019) not yet connected to the world-wide NXDN Reflector Talkgroups.

If you have an NXDN radio and are outwith the GB7EU repeater coverage you will  be able to use an MMDVM hotspot which has NXDN capabilities to access the NXDN  Reflectors. In particular you can then connect to the NXDN Scotland TG23551.

If you do not have an NXDN radio but have a DMR radio and an MMDVM hotspot you can use the DMR2NXDN Mode in Pi-Star to access the NXDN Reflectors. In particular you can then connect to the NXDN Scotland TG23551 using 7023551.

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To try out NXDN many of the hotspot boards now not only support DMR, D-Star and Fusion but also various other digital modes including NXDN. 

If you only have a DMR radio then you can use your hotspot using the Pi-Star image to talk on the NXDN Talkgroups via “DMR2NXDN” using the DMR XMode which Carl MM0HJX has kindly created a configuration step-by-step guide which you can find here on the NXDN Scotland website under the CONFIGURE DMR2NXDN menu.

If you wish to send your feedback on the site and suggestions as to content you would like to see please complete the Contact Form.

Martin – MM0DUN

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