OS2 and Wires-X Button Functionality

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OS2 and Wires-X Button Functionality

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I'm hoping someone using an Openspot 2 with a Yaesu FT3D can help me with a problem. I am trying to use the Wires-X button functionality with no success. I have watch several videos on the procedure but still no luck. Here's what I'm doing: connected to the OS2 I press the Wires-X button and the FT3 switches over. I tap SEARCH AND DIRECT. I have added BMSTR as a Category and scroll down to it and hit ALL. I tap scroll to 3101 and tap on it. The radio switches to BM3102 and goes back to the SEARCH AND DIRECT screen. This is where I get stuck: I cannot figure out how to access the list of rooms available via BM3102. All I get is a circular path taking me back to choosing one of the BM Servers (3102, 3103, 3018). Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance!

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Re: OS2 and Wires-X Button Functionality

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You can only switch DMR servers, not talkgroups with the X button menu. You can use DTMF codes to switch talkgroups on your Fusion transceiver.
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Thanks very much - that explains a lot about the issues I have been having. At the risk of being a complete dummy, how would I input a DTMF code for a room once I am connected to a DMR BM Server? I appreciate any assistance.

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Fusion transceivers usually lets you enter DTMF when you press PTT (a DTMF touch button will appear on the display).
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Re: OS2 and Wires-X Button Functionality

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Thanks. And where do I find the DTMF code for a specific room? Is it the BM room number?

Another question: I have a friend who also has an OS2 and asked me a question: with a dual VFO rx/tx radio like a Yaesu FT3DR, is it possible to monitor 2 room connections at the same time or set up some sort of scanning function that would accomplish the same thing? Again, I apologize if this is a dumb question but every time I ask you something I learn far more than I expected! And that is very much appreciated.

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Please see the C4FM notes section on this page: http://manuals.sharkrf.com/openspot2/en ... c4fm-notes
What you can do with DTMF is the same as with a DMR transceiver - start group and private calls to the server. The server will then decide what to link/unlink for you. For more information on talkgroup linking/unlinking please see http://manuals.sharkrf.com/openspot2/en ... notes.html

The OS2 will only transmit 1 call and monitor 1 server/room at a time. However, if the server supports it - like BrandMeister - then you can link multiple talkgroups which will be transmitted to your transceiver.
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