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How to remove automatic static talkgroup?

asked 2017-05-23 21:49:54 +0200

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How do I forcibly control static talk groups and/or disable "automatic" static talk groups?

I am running an openSPOT with latest beta firmware. The issue is that TG3100 keeps assigning itself in the brandmeister dashboard as static with the message:

"This talkgroup is set automatically due to its the last talk group that has been keyed up clear by dialing TG4000."

I have tried removing it from the list many times with different browsers, clearing my cache, etc. When I call TG4000 I get a "disconnected" voice reply but TG3100 remains static. Also, the openSPOT status page shows no active link but calls still come in on 3100 and are TX over RF.

I saw someone else post to login to BrandMeister dashboard and convert your "hotspot" to a "repeater", make the change, then switch it back to "hotspot" but I do not see anything in the web interface that allows me to make this change.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Perhaps as a feature request geared toward hotspot users, could we have more control over the talk group settings? Like the ability to override or simply disable the "automatic assignment to static based on TG4000" call feature? I understand the benefit and why this is the default but I would like to be able to have control over this feature... Thank you!


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I also cannot clear the last keyed talk group from popping up. I kept trying to key up another talk group that I setup as a time based scheduled static group in Brandmeister and nearly missed the net due to a lot of traffic on the last keyed net from the previous day.

Don gravatar imageDon ( 2018-01-06 20:50:49 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-06-01 20:15:59 +0200

WA4SCA gravatar image

Had a similar problem. I deleted all the static TGs on the Dashboard page, sent a Group 4000, then selected the TG I wanted from the rig. Now that is the permanent TG. It would be nice to be able to turn off this function; at least for me, it is far more problem than benefit.

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This solution helped me. Thank You!

KM4OOD gravatar imageKM4OOD ( 2018-03-29 02:26:09 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-04-17 15:03:45 +0200

WA6NQW gravatar image

Another option is to simply pick a non-existent talkgroup, then send disconnect. That way, you can continue to receive sms and private calls, without having to hear any TG traffic (such as when sleeping). That works, at least until someone figures out what TG you have parked on!

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