The HCCA Repeater N8OUZ in Traverse City, MI (442.2875) is a MotoTrbo repeater on the DMR-MARC network.
As such, this announcement applies to users of the system, which serves to announce access to new talkgroups accessible to dv4mini users, as well as users of other similar technologies. Here is the text from the official announcement”
DMR-MARC is pleased to announce a partnership with the DMRPlus network that will enable DV4mini USB dongles from Wireless Holding, to access the DMR-MARC network.
Today, we are launching three new DMR-MARC talkgroups: talkgroup 133 (DMRPlus USA), talkgroup 143 (DMRPlus UK), and talkgroup 153 (DMRPlus South Pacific), which will allow interconnection between the DMR-MARC and DMRPlus networks using timeslot 1. In the coming months, we are also planning to launch additional interconnected talkgroups, including three German language talkgroups, a French language talkgroup, and a Spanish language talkgroup as well.
These new talkgroups are currently set up as “on-demand”, which can be enabled using the PTT and have a 10-minute inactivity timeout on our eight core DMR-MARC bridges. We will begin rolling out these talkgroups to our core DMR-MARC repeaters while we evaluate the loading on our gateway that connects the DMR-MARC and DMRPlus networks. If we determine the loading is acceptable, we will then roll these new talkgroups out to all of our other bridges for wider distribution. Please note that there is no plan at this time to roll out these new talkgroups to other DMR networks outside of the core DMR-MARC bridges.
We believe our partnership with DMRPlus network provides us with better options for experimentation using the DMR-MARC network, while at the same time, maintain the high degree of reliability that the DMR-MARC has become known for, allowing us to serve our communities during times of emergency when our network is needed the most.
Stay tuned for more announcements related to these talkgroups as they are made available to DMR-MARC repeaters in your local area.
The DMR-MARC Leadership Team
Additional information on this partnership is available via these links: