Running Brandmeister XTG Dialer

[Update January 17, 2017: The Brandmeister XTG Dialer ( is now easier to configure. The program itself no longer needs to be edited to get it up and running. All configuration items have been moved to separate files. Download version 1.1 and be sure to read and understand the README file before you begin.] I’ve … Continue reading “Running Brandmeister XTG Dialer”

Brandmeister XTG Dialer

I’ve long hoped for a way to make it easier to change DMR talkgroups. I use a DV4mini and software installed on a Raspberry Pi 3 with a touch screen display. Wouldn’t it be nice if I could key in a Brandmeister extended talkgroup (XTG) number directly on the RPi, rather than use an Android … Continue reading “Brandmeister XTG Dialer”

BMXTG 1.3 released on Github

I’ve added BMXTG to Github and updated it to version 1.3.  File locations have been formalized for consistency and I’ve created a .deb package for easier install. If you have a running DV4mini build and want to add BMXTG, grab the .deb file from the link in the README. To install: sudo dpkg -i bmxtg-1.3.deb … Continue reading “BMXTG 1.3 released on Github”

Running BMXTG on Windows 10

I’ve been able to run the Brandmeister XTG Dialer on Windows 10 by following this procedure. Visit the PyGTK FAQ page and fully read 21.1. I installed the following items referred to in the FAQ: Python 2.7.13 PyGTK for Microsoft Windows using the all-in-one installer Run a Windows command prompt as Administrator. cd \Python27 python … Continue reading “Running BMXTG on Windows 10”

BMXTG 1.2 Released

The Brandmeister XTG Dialer (BMXTG) has been updated to version 1.2. Enhancements include automatic download of the masters address list and automatic download of talkgroup IDs and labels. Any talkgroup label may be changed through use of the talkgroups.conf file. Be sure to review the README file for changes. The changes will make BMXTG easier … Continue reading “BMXTG 1.2 Released”

DV4mini image supporting RPi3B+

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, let’s celebrate the latest iteration of the K2DLS DV4mini image for the Raspberry Pi 2, 3, and 3+.  Thanks to the folks on the Facebook DV4mini support group for pointing out that the November release did not contain code to boot on the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model … Continue reading “DV4mini image supporting RPi3B+”

DV4mini RPi Image Update

Note: This image has been replaced by this one. I’ve created an updated image for use with the DV4mini and the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. It incorporates changes through dv4mini software version date 20170517. It also includes my Brandmeister XTG Dialer for use with extended routing. Changes include enhacements for YSF reflectors, DMR, DStar … Continue reading “DV4mini RPi Image Update”

New Raspberry Pi 2/3 DV4mini Image

Note: This image has been replaced by this one. The DV4mini software developers have been hard at work fixing bugs, especially with DMR, and making things work better. So, I thought it time to create a new DV4mini RPi image for your enjoyment. I first built my own image last year when I wanted to … Continue reading “New Raspberry Pi 2/3 DV4mini Image”