Brandmeister now allows all DMR repeater
owners to enable their own slate of talkgroups that can be
made static (fulltime). This ability allows each
repeater owner to set their repeater ID to be a matching
PNW supports this idea in concept and is
quietly looking into supporting openSpots directly so that
oS users have the option to come into the PNW network
directly enabling many more of the PNW talkgroups.
That ability now permits a simple method to
allow anyone on the Brandmeister DMR network to provide a
simple, easy to remember and implement, talkgroup that can
be used by any other user anywhere in the world to dial up a
talkgroup that is only directed to that single repeater.
It bothers no other repeater nor their users but yet is
there for an intercom type of communication.
For example, a USA traveler to Britain can
use his hotspot or a local repeater to make a call to his
home repeater to chat with any local users. No need to
have a schedule or other prior designated talkgroup.
No busy worldwide talkgroups to contend with to make the
call nor busy out that local repeater.
This is so simple, that it's advantages can
be missed. All that needs to be done by the local
repeater is to set their local repeater to make their
repeater ID a static talkgroup, on one or both timeslots.
In my case, my repeater ID is 315305 (Mazama, Washington,
USA) with both timeslots made static to help eliminate a
missed call due to a busy timeslot. I also use the oS
ID (3153100) as a group call as well.
I have added that TG ID to my RX Groups and
Scan Lists so that I am always listening to that talkgroup.
In fact, I keep a radio on that single talkgroup 7/24/365 so
as not to miss a call no matter how my normal radios are
currently used. As this repeater/talkgroup is normally
quiet, it does not interfere with the normal repeater
traffic. It is so simple, that it just works.