If you want to get decoding DMR quickly, Vasili (author of a large number of plugins for SDR Sharp) has released a new decoder.

Installation is easy – you can see the video below on how to do it.

Here is a direct link to the Simple DMR plugin.
Note that this site is in Russian, so you might want to use Google Translate, or a browser with built-in translation capabilities 😉

It actually took less than 5 minutes to install the plugin and start monitoring DMR with SDR Sharp. Certainly much quicker than setting up more complex pieces of software like DSDPlus.

I used one of my trusty RTL-SDR v3 dongles for this video, but a Nooelec SMArt or other software defined receiver compatible with SDR# would also work.

Simple DMR lives up to its name – it is simple to install and simple to use. If you happen to end up on a trunked frequency, you will be able to listen to the DMR voice channels, however you will not know the Network or Site ID, talkgroup, or Logical Channel Number (LCN) of the frequency you are on. For that sort of info, you’d need to fire up something like DSDPlus or SDRTrunk.