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.
The chat groups TG 24201 - 24204 (see table below) are good for traditional repeater conversations. They are only audible on repeaters where a user has PTT-activated it, and they go away after some time of inactivity. No worries about forgetting to disconnect.
Don't be afraid to "break" something! Worst case is that we find a problem that we can fix so everything will be even better in the future!
If your interested in seeing where the current norwegian traffic is, you can click here: LastHeard for Norway
Each repeater has the national and the relevant regional Calling TG static on TS1.
A considerate way to use the system is to use the calling groups for short messages or agreeing on a chat group (24201-24204), 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 activatet groups are active for 10 minutes after last local keyup. Can be disconnected immediately by making a private call to 4000
|TalkGroup/24201||24201||Norway Chat 1||Casual chat and ragchew 1|
|TalkGroup/24202||24202||Norway Chat 2||Casual chat and ragchew 2|
|TalkGroup/24203||24203||Norway Chat 3||Equipment testing. Backup Chat (3)|
|TalkGroup/24204||24204||Norway Chat 4||Free for Chat. Linked to XLX404-D and Yaesu Fusion YSF006. Echolink planned.|
|TalkGroup/2421||2421||Norway Region South/East||Regional calling for Norway South/East|
|TalkGroup/2424||2424||Norway Region West||Regional calling for Norway West|
|TalkGroup/2426||2426||Norway Region Central||Regional calling for Norway Central|
|TalkGroup/2429||2429||Norway Region North||Regional calling for Norway North|
Additionally, there are two special talkgroups:
When configuring your radio / terminal there IDs can be useful to know.
|IP Bridge (planned)||242998|
|RRS / GPS / APRS||242999|
Reflectors are now deprecated
For DV4mini users it is neccessary to use new software from xreflector.net that will permit you to use TalkGroups.
It was also possible to use these on other hotspots and repeaters, but using the TalkGroups directly is essential. GroupCall 4000 disconnects all dynamic and auto-fixed TalkGroups.
This was not a complete list, but served as an example:
If your repeater is in Norway, connect it to the norwegian master using the correct hostname.
If you need a password, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Try not to use IP adress since it can change without notice and the repeater will be offline.
Manuacturer specific settings: