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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2020, 10:27:05 pm »
In the section where you selected the TGIF network do you select a number in the next box down ESSID?
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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2020, 11:56:27 pm »
No I didn't. The dropdown is 'None'. For TGIF, if this should be a 2-digit number, what is the rationale? Thanks.

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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2020, 04:15:13 am »
It is used to give your hotspot a unique identity so you can run Multiple hotspots on the same network, TGIF requires a number in that box.. Start with 01 and go from there as needed.
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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2020, 11:52:10 am »
Understand, but in my case I have only the one hotspot in the house.

Just toggljng BM > TGIF_Network. Are you saying I also have to add a 0x to the hotspot ID when switching to TGIF? Thanks.

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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2020, 07:38:20 pm »
When using self care to navigate the talkgroups I momentarily key up on TG 9, enter the talkgroup I want to use and then update. It works fine for me except for transmitting.  Nobody can hear me.  If I go directly to the talkgroup, on my radio, then I come through fine.  The correct DMR ID is entered into my hotspot and I set an ESSID as well.  Anyone have any ideas as to what the issue might be?
« Last Edit: March 06, 2020, 07:52:33 pm by W9DWH »

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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2020, 08:10:38 am »
When you change the talkgroup in self-care, it only changes the talkgroup that your hotspot is tuned to, not the radio.  The radio will receive transmissions from the newly tuned talkgroup but retains the channel information programmed into it from its codeplug.

So, if you key up, the radio will use that information and bring you back to the original talkgroup programmed into that channel.

On some radios with certain firmware, you can temporarily override the programming by hitting keys to ad-hoc to the talkgroup being transmitted by the hotspot.  Or, if you have the talkgroup already programmed into a channel, you can just switch to it and your next transmission should go out there.

Hope that all makes sense.

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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2020, 07:57:33 pm »
This is a quote from the TGIF help page concerning what I was referring to:

One great use is to be able to switch Talkgroups without having to PTT your radio,so entering a talkgroup number, then pressing the update button, this will move you off the talkgroup to another you have selected.

This function is most use-full, as you can use Selfcare to move you off the talkgroup if it's too noisy or you don't want to do PTT to change it.

You are also able to control and switch Talkgroups, as required using the Talkgroup input box, by typing in the number of a talkgroup you want, and pressing the update button, this will automatically set your hotspot to that Talkgroup, this feature only works if you set your hotspot to redirect to TG9 on most hotspots.


With my radio set on talkgroup 9 this works for me except for my audio passing through to the talkgroup I selected in self care.  I understand what you're saying though.  Thanks!

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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2020, 05:37:41 am »
could be a quiet channel?

check here http://tgif.network/active.html
to see if you see your key up
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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2020, 03:53:00 pm »
could be a quiet channel?

check here http://tgif.network/active.html
to see if you see your key up

Thanks for the reply Ty. I had someone helping me test it and they said when I keyed up it didn't show my DMR ID and none of my audio passed through.  However it did show a key up.  On self care it was showing me as transmitting on TG 9, where it should be, for controlling my hotspot via the web interface.  I guess the easiest way to find out which end the issue is on is to ask does it work ok for you?  I saw on the self care help page about getting the hotspot itself to default to TG 9.  However it said the procure was well documented on the web.  However none of the search times I've tried has produced the correct results as far as a tutorial. 

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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2020, 02:39:41 pm »
I have some issues to get it working. I use pi-star with my Anytone 578. I have enabled TGIF in pi-star and the hotspot shows up in self care but not correct see picture. When i transmit on tg240 people hear me but i get nothing back. On my Anytone i have digital monitor on both slots. Anyone that know the issue or can point me in the right direction? If you need more info just ask.

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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2020, 10:36:23 am »
i have still the same problem. I will get connected from my pi-star but it is only one way. People hear me and i am seen on dashboard but nothings come back to my pi-star and radio. I have googled and asked and it feels like it is only me.... I have same issue on 3 different pi-star hotposts i tried on. Pi3, Pi3+ and a new Pi4. I have tried to open the tgif port in firewall on pi-star but nothing. Some one give me a clue!

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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2020, 05:10:08 pm »
Once on TGIF_Network I am unable to return to BrandMeister servers using Pi-Star ZumSpot Hat.

My HotSpot basically plays dead and the only way to get back to normal is to use the restore configuration method.

 Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2021, 02:37:52 pm »
I have followed the steps to get my hotspot to connect to the TGIF_NETWORK, but I still cannot make any contact, nothing heard, and I do not see my call sign on the last heard section of the web page.
The confusing part is I have made no obvious changes to any of my equipment and everything worked flawlessly just 6 weeks ago.
So had there been a change I cannot find or am unaware of?
My hotspot and radios all work perfect on Brandmeister.
So my issue has me baffled.
Any help is appreciated.
My hotspot is a Pi 3B, running 4.1.0 software
Thanks

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Re: Pi-Star Configuration for TGIF
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2021, 04:19:39 pm »
I'd suggest the following:

First, make a cloned copy of your card as it is right now, just in case my next suggestion does more harm than good.

Then, bring your hotspot completely up to date by doing pi-star updates and upgrades.  You're at 4.1.0 and the latest release is (as of this writing) 4.1.4/Dashboard 20210220.

Many things have been added and changed since 4.1.0.  6 weeks is AGES in "Pi-Star years."

If none of that helps, my last suggestion would be to contact an admin to make sure that your IP address hasn't been accidentally locked out.  We had problems with stations causing interference over the past few months and it's possible (although highly unlikely) that your IP was part of a range that needed to be locked out to block that interference.

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