I am trying to setup an XPR-8300 MotoTRBO repeater ultimately with the goal of joining DMR-MARC.
My area does not have a repeater that's reachable on handhelds. I got a fairly cheap XPR-8300 off a guy I know. Not the latest and greatest gear, but should do the job.
Specific Asks ( The known unknowns ):
Where do I even get programming software for the XPR-8300?
Does anyone have a preference in what sort of duplexer I should use on this repeater?
Does anyone have any suggestions on cheap but affective antennas or antenna suppliers?
Same as above for lightning arresters and antenna supports.
And any other suggestions / warnings ( unknown unknowns )?
I've not found too much specific information on existing DMR repeaters on the google. But if you have a link you know of, or can out google me, I'd love to read the information.