|MotoTRBO has many nifty
features and we are implementing many of them. In order for
more complete control over our system and also to enhance our
user's experience, we have developed some rules and operational
guidelines that we expect all users to follow when operating on
any IPSC Time Slot.
Most of DCI's general chatter takes place on IPSC Time Slot 1 on our "Comm 1"
Talkgroup (TG ID #03777215). "Comm 1" is used for
most of our voice
traffic across the network but
DCI 1 is now
used when only needing to talk to DCI repeaters. All
repeaters have IPSC Time Slot 1 enabled. Time Slot 2 may be used as a
local only, off-network repeater "channel" as the owner desires.
The owner may elect to place his Time Slot 2 on the IPSC
network. If so, members are subject to the same rules of
operation as on Time Slot 1.
Some of our local repeater owners operate in
a semi-open fashion and don't mind visitors. Check with them
first to determine any access requirements. If you are able
to program your own radios, then you can likely get your radio
onto our network without any special information. Please keep in mind that our open door is
primarily for testing or touching base with the repeater owner on
a temporary basis and not for routine use.
We have a fairly rigid requirement that all
user radios conform to the DMR/MARC radio ID
plan and the TRBO-6 Talkgroup plan. We
expect you to re-program your radio(s) or have it done by your local repeater
owner or his designee if you are not able to manage that yourself.
We expect you to use the correct talkgroups on the appropriate
Time Slots and not to use Privacy or any unpublished talk groups.
If you are a member of one of our local
affiliated repeaters, then you
have reciprocal operating privileges on any of our affiliated
local repeaters. All of our repeaters are open access
anyway but we still encourage a new user or visitor to make
contact. All this information will be provided once
you join if you wish to have it as it can be handy when traveling.
We have a few nifty extras that will be rolled out soon. One
is "TRBO-Link", our implementation of Echo-Link access to the
network, via PC or iPhone initially, primarily for security.
Our general rules are outlined in more
detail once you join our network or via your local repeater owner.
We do want you to have some idea of our expectations before
joining. While this may seem onerous at first, it does
enable us to maintain order on the network, reduce annoying
network errors, expand our repeater and user base more efficiently
and have a better experience playing TRBO with the maximum of
enjoyment with a minimum of inefficiency.