For the smooth and efficient operation of the network and c-Bridge, users
are requested to follow our general guidelines.
All DCI IPSC connected repeaters have Time Slot 1 enabled for
system-wide traffic. "Comm1" is now the preferred Talkgroup for use
on our IPSC networked Time Slot 1. No other Talkgroups should
"routinely" be used on Time Slot 1.
This means that our system-wide network "Intercom
Channel" is "Comm 1". The "Comm 1" Talkgroup
is for use only on Time Slot 1. "Comm 2" is for use only on
Time Slot 2. Not all repeaters have Time Slot 2 connected for
network traffic (check
Repeater Listing to be
sure). "All Call" is not to be used except in emergency or priority situations.
95% of our network traffic is handled by "Comm 1". Use of
other Talkgroups on Time Slot 1 is discouraged as it ties up the wider use
of the network Intercom. But there are several others in place for
specialized or occasional use.
Repeater owners are the local users primary
point of contact and should ensure their member's radios are setup
correctly and to insure compliance with our operational guidelines.
If you have any doubt about what you are doing, contact your repeater
owner or his designee. You may also inquire on "Comm 1"
if you like as long as it doesn't involve proprietary network information.
Email is a great way for routine questions. We should have your
horsepower also. There are times when there or system or repeater
issues and we do try to advise of problems or changes in the system.
If we do not have your Email address at a minimum, then we cannot inform
realize that some users have TRBO radios as part of a business or public
service agency use and that
DMR/MARC ID's then becomes problematic. In
those cases, we will generally allow the current ID to prevail as long as
it doesn't conflict with any of our current ID's already on the DCI network
Your cooperation is very much appreciated to enable the smooth flow of the
write to us if you know a
better way to allow this network to operate more efficiently, or with