...as part of the license conditions (NoV) we must send a Repeater Identification.
This is done as a traditional CW Beacon every 20min. To do this the repeater will automatically switch its transmitter to analogue mode (FM) and broadcast a CW ID. Once completed the transmitter switches back to digital (DMR) mode.
This beacon is only transmitted when there is no digital traffic or if both Time Slots are not in use. It should be noted that if a analogue beacon is being broadcast then no digital (DMR) traffic will be allowed.
Besides the analogue CW ID, there is also a Digital beacon or ID that gets transmitted every 5 min when the repeater is not in use. However, if the repeater is busy then this digital ID is broadcast as part of the bit stream.
This digital beacon or ID is used for radio’s that use the Roam function to determine which repeater is the best (if its in range of more than one) and automatically change channel to make use of it. This Roam function is primarily for when using the South West Cluster Network. Not all radio’s support Roaming.
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