How to use Talk Groups/Reflectors
What you must be aware of is that if you wish to use a Talk Group that is on say Slot 1 for example and someone else is holding a QSO on a Talk Group that is also allocated to Slot 1 then you may find you are unable to transmit or receive as that Time Slot will be busy.
Please be aware that when you key up on a Talkgroup or Reflector you are possibly activating more than one UK DMR Repeaters on that Time Slot.
Slot 2 makes use of the BrandMeister Reflector system with GB7DD and GB7EE being linked by default to Reflector 4405. All you have to select is TG9 S2 on your radio and key up – remembering that your QSO can be heard on more than one repeater. If you wish to disconnect it from 4405 to any other Reflector then please feel free and try and remember to reconnect to 4405 when finished. Don’t worry if you forget as the default link to Reflector 4405 will be re-established after ten minutes of no activity.
Please be considerate of other users, not just locally but International as well, and keep your QSO to a minimum.
Also, may people have their DMR radio on scan and when it stops scanning when a Talk Group is active it then continues to scan after a couple of seconds so when you put you call out it is a good idea to tag onto the end of you over which Talk Group/Time Slot you are calling out on.
(Don’t call CQ CQ CQ – this is not HF).