DMR Repeaters have 2 timeslots (TS), which allow 2 simultaneous conversations. This is similar to having two separate analog repeaters.
Since the groups for calling are statically linked to TS1, there's a possibility that other communication will be interrupted by other calls. The rule of thumb is therefore to make your call on TS1, and then move to TS2 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.
Each Repeater has the national talk group statically configured on TS1
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 QSY to TS2 and the agreed TG to complete the conversation.
Non-static groups are user activated by PTT. Normally use TS2 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
|TalkGroup/2722||2722||Ireland Calling||Ireland National Calling||4780|
|TalkGroup/2723||2723||Ireland Chat||Casual chat|
|TalkGroup/2724||2724||Ireland WIRES-X||Link to IE-YSF|
|TalkGroup/27240||27240||Souther Ireland Repeater Network||Link to Southern Ireland Repeater Network|
Additionally, there are two special talkgroups:
When configuring your radio / terminal there IDs can be useful to know.
|RRS / GPS / APRS||272999|