Pi-Star cross modes

Revised: May 27, 2019, CC BY-SA = open in new tab ]
Version: V3.4.17 / V4.0.0-RC4 · 20190519
Most up-to-date version: amateurradionotes.com/pi-star-cross-modes.htm
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Introduction

Pi-Star supports the capability to run a variety of cross modes, including: DMR2YSF, DMR2NXDN, YSF2DMR, YSF2NXDN, and YSF2P25.

1) DMR cross-mode configuration

To use the optional DMR2### cross-mode capability (requires Pi-Star 3.4.14 or later), in the MMDVMHost Configuration settings, enable both the DMR and DMR2### mode you want to use (you must disable the YSF or NXDN direct mode, as well as other cross modes, and normally you also should disable the other direct modes). After you have applied changes, you'll see both the Configuration modules for DMR and the other mode you selected.

1a) DMR2YSF

Digital mode configuration settings - DMR2YSF cross-mode

Hint: This feature has been evolving. For more info, see Andy Taylor's announcement: DMR2YSF - Drive Talk-groups form radio, as well as related discussions in the Pi-Star User Forum.

If any changes made, click Apply Changes.

See also: YSF reflector list · FCS reflector list. The reflector lists include the DMR2YSF talkgroup codes and the DMR2YSF talkgroup via DMRGateway codes.

1b) DMR2NXDN

Digital mode configuration settings - DMR2NXDN cross-mode

Hint: Watch the DMR2NXDN video by Craig, W1MSG. He clearly explains the two different ways you can set up and use this feature.

If any changes made, click Apply Changes.

2) YSF cross-mode configuration

Digital mode configuration settings - all cross-modes

To use the optional YSF2### cross-mode capability (requires Pi-Star 3.4.10 or later), in the MMDVMHost Configuration settings, enable both the YSF and YSF2### modes you want to use (you must disable the DMR, NXDN, or P25 direct mode, as well as other non-YSF cross modes, and normally you also should disable the other direct modes), and then set up as follows.

Disclaimer: I don't use YSF and, frankly, the configuration for YSF cross-modes confuses me. I've tried to provide some basic info here, but it's best to visit the Pi-Star User Forum to read about this topic. Start with: Wires-X Auto Passthrough.

Hint: From a post by Ron, VE1AIC, in the Pi-Star User Forum: "For P25 ONLY, use VW mode on your Fusion Radio, all others are DN."

2a) YSF2DMR

If any changes made, click Apply Changes.

2b) YSF2NXDN

If any changes made, click Apply Changes.

2c) YSF2P25

If any changes made, click Apply Changes.

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