The proposed changes outlined in my previous post have been discussed with the group via email and everyone seems to be on board and agrees that the changes allow some additional flexibility while always maintaining a slot available for local use.
This change is scheduled to take effect at 20:00 Central on June 4th.
We have updated the repeaters page with the new information and also prepared a new codeplug for the CS700.
Talkgroup Changes 20140603
Attached is an image of proposed changes which accomplish multiple things.
- It brings us more inline with the DMR-MARC standard which most people are familiar with.
- It separates the local/state/regional traffic from the “network” traffic, so we can maintain local conversations on the system during nets and such.
- It enables us to leave some “network” talkgroups always enabled, so, for those talkgroups, no longer will you need to scan through the channels and kerchunk them to hear traffic.
Conflicts, meaning activity on multiple talkgroups on the same slot from the network to the repeater will be handled on a first come, first serve basis if there is no local activity on the system.
However, if you are involved in a QSO on any talkgroup, local or remote, it will “hold off” traffic from the other talkgroups on that slot for 4 minutes to keep your QSO from getting clobbered.
These changes need to be addressed sooner rather than later as they involve changes to talkgroup numbers in addition to talkgroup <-> slot assignment and will become much more difficult to do with a larger group of users.
Comments or questions?
Proposed TG Changes
The Connect Systems CS700 codeplug has been updated to reflect the changes to the repeater frequencies. You can get it here, and remember to change the Radio ID to the one that has been assigned to you.