Getting Started

Getting started in DMR is simple.  You need to hold a FCC amateur radio Technician level or higher license.  Be in an area with a DMR repeater.  Have a DMR capable radio.  Request a DMR user ID.

I started with a low cost Tytera (TYT) MD-380 handheld radio that I purchased new from eBay for under $110.00 shipped.  It was a great starter package that included the programming cable and software.  With limited information I was able to get on the first area repeater within an hour of receiving my radio.

FCC Exam Search

DMR Repeater Search

DMR-MARC Network Registration

Tytera MD-380 Information

Connect Systems CS-750/751 Information