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Ireland
MCC Prefix 272
Coordinators EI7IG, EI5HBB, 
Website https://brandmeister.network



DMR Repeaters have 2 timeslots (TS), which allow 2 simultaneous conversations. This is similar to having two separate analog repeaters.

As TG91 is routed to Time Slot 1 (TS1) on all repeaters worldwide, we may as well keep the convention of International and "Chat" TG's on TS1

Since TG2722 for calling is statically linked to TS2, there's a possibility that other communication will be interrupted by other calls. The rule of thumb is therefore to make your call on TS2, and then move to TS1 and continue the conversation on the agreed talkgroup.

Currently the chat group TG 2723 is good for traditional repeater conversations. It is only audible on repeaters where a user has PTT-activated it, it will 'go away' after approximately 10 minutes of inactivity. So no need to worry about forgetting to disconnect.

TG2724 is cross connected to the IE-YSF Wires-X Bridge

If your interested in seeing where the current Ireland traffic is, you can click here: LastHeard on Ireland Server

Don't be afraid to "break" something! Worst case is that we find a problem that we can fix.

Calling Talk Groups (Static on TS2)

Each repeater/gateway should have the national talk group (TG2722) statically configured on TS2

A considerate way to use the system is to use the calling group for short messages or agreeing on a chat group (2723-2724), then move to TS1 and the agreed TG to complete the conversation.

Complete list

Non-static groups are user activated by PTT. Normally use TS1 for user activated groups.

User activated groups are active for 10 minutes after last local keyup. These can be disconnected immediately by making a private call to 4000

 TalkgroupNameDescriptionReflector
TalkGroup/27222722Ireland CallingIreland National Calling4780
TalkGroup/27232723Ireland ChatCasual chat
TalkGroup/27242724Ireland WIRES-XLink to IE-YSF

Additionally, there are several special talkgroups:

  • TG 9 - This is local only.
  • TG 8 - This can be used for repeater clusters. Contact the master sysop for more info.
  • TG 2 - Currently on test as a Cluster between EI7WCD and EI7CDD

Special IDs (Private call)

When configuring your radio / terminal there IDs can be useful to know.

Parrot 272997
RRS / GPS / APRS 272999

Reflectors

For DV4mini users it is neccessary to use reflectors.

It is also possible to use these on other hotspots and repeaters, but using the talkgroups directly is preferred. On DMR compliant equipment (Everything except DV4mini) TG 9 (otherwise local only) becomes linked to a reflector if you make a private call to a reflector number (4xxx). Disconnect by calling ID 4000. Status is read back by calling ID 5000. These are PrivateCall ID's and not talkgroups.

This is not a complete list, but serves as an example:

  • 4000 - Disconnect
  • 4400 - UK
  • 4780 - Ireland Calling (linked to TG 2722)
  • 4999 - DV4mini extended routing Read this!
  • 5000 - Status

Repeater Configuration

If your repeater is in Ireland, we recommend you connect it to the Ireland master using the hostname bm1.ei3rcw.ampr.org.

If you need a password, contact ei7ig@ei7ig.org

Try not to use IP adress since it could change.

  • Hostname: bm1.ei3rcw.ampr.org
  • IP: 44.155.254.5

Manufacturer specific settings: