The biggest nonsense with DMR was that you could not have QSOs on the North America Talk Group and there were several repeater cops out of Florida trying to maintain order.
Now that is not an issue and with the ability to now have a QSO maybe the Talk Group will get more traffic as its been very quite lately.
The repeater cops may move their patrol radios over to the world of BrandMeister
North American Talkgroup has Returned to Full-Time Usage, not Just a Calling Channel
- DMR-MARC Network Users,
- Effectively immediately, the North America talkgroup (TG3) will return to its original purpose as a wide-area talkgroup available to all North American hams for general QSO at any time. We believe that the North America talkgroup is more effective as a meeting place for all hams, rather than only as a calling channel. Accordingly, we encourage all hams to use this talkgroup for general QSOs spanning across multiple North American repeaters as a way to bridge the distance between us. In addition, we kindly ask that hams respect the fact that this talkgroup is widely distributed and that they keep conversations to a reasonable length and take regular pauses to accommodate others that might want to join the QSO. Remember, User Accessible English 1 (TG113) and User Accessible English 2 (TG123) are available on many systems as talkgroups to continue your conversation if you feel that it is going to be lengthy in nature.
- Hope to hear you all on North America soon! Best regards & 73’s!
- The DMR-MARC Administrative Team