Phoenix UK Announcement Minor tweaks affecting the SE England Region

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Phoenix UK Announcement Minor tweaks affecting the SE England Region

Postby Novice » Wed May 11, 2016 10:47 am

Not sure if people are aware but these slight changes from http://www.dmr-uk.net/index.php/announcements/

7th May 2016

"Following discussion between users and keepers at the recent Kempton Rally, a proposal was put forward to all repeater keepers in the region to make TG801 the primary (Always On) talk group for the entire Metro West and East areas. Users had also expressed interest in having GB7WL join the region. The proposal was given full agreement by all the keepers and the Admins have now activated this service. In summary this will mean the following;

1. GB7GF, GB7NS, GB7EP, GB7HR, and GB7SC will have TG801 made the primary (always on) talk group , TG802 will be made a UA on Slot 2 (as it is for all other repeaters).

2. GB7WL will have TG801 made an always on talk group on slot 2. (TG810, will remain Always On also) , It has been acknowledged there is shared usage between local and London area users of GB7WL and would be a natural fit on TG801.

3. TG803 will be retired. As all these repeaters now fall into tg801 area. If Tg801 is in used TG802 can be used or alternatively you can use TG80-84.

We feel that these changes will encourage more usage and will make operating while mobile a lot easier. As a reminder users now have the option of 5 UA talk groups (TG80 to 84) should they wish to move off TG801. Also for those which use local TG9 on their repeater there are hold off timers already in place which will stop TG801 interrupting your QSO.

No codeplug changes should be required by users of the existing Metro West repeaters. Those which use GB7WL have the option to add TG801, although we have received feedback that most users already were using TG801 as a UA already. TG803 can be removed whenever you next update your codeplug.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact admins@opendmr.net."


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Re: Phoenix UK Announcement Minor tweaks affecting the SE England Region

Postby 2E0UCW » Thu May 12, 2016 8:07 am

To add to this,

GB7SK (Leicester) & GB7RE (Retford) also have TG801 as "always on" in order to try draw in some traffic to those areas.

As some may recall, the same was done with GB7DS (Norwich) back in it's start up period until the East England region developed.
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Re: Phoenix UK Announcement Minor tweaks affecting the SE England Region

Postby 2e1hnk » Mon May 16, 2016 8:27 pm

Is this TG on slot 1 or slot 2?

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Re: Phoenix UK Announcement Minor tweaks affecting the SE England Region

Postby 2E0UCW » Tue May 17, 2016 8:15 am

Slot 2
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