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Can we get a US Calling TG [closed]

asked 2017-01-15 02:30:49 +0200

Knut N1ATP gravatar image

updated 2017-01-15 12:19:38 +0200

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I think there is a mixed feeling about TG3100 - is this a nationwide rag-chew for hours on end, is it a nationwide TG for short QSOs and then move to a TAC or is it a strict calling TG?

I think we are ready for a US calling TG. I'm ready to move my repeaters to this.

What would it take to give us this option?

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answered 2017-01-15 12:13:52 +0200

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Best to discuss this with your national coordinators and sysops. Since BM is mostly community driven, you should really discuss this with your community and reach agreement with your users/policy makers. BM doesn't set rules about TG usage.

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Who are these policy makers? How can I contact them?

Knut N1ATP gravatar imageKnut N1ATP ( 2017-01-15 14:26:32 +0200 )edit

Please refer to the wiki for a list of National Administrators for the USA:

PD0MZ gravatar imagePD0MZ ( 2017-01-15 15:58:44 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-01-17 01:35:25 +0200

updated 2017-01-17 16:25:28 +0200

I created "the Bridge (TG ID 3100) in June of 2012 on the c-Bridge side and it was cross-connected to Brandmeister February of 2015. I consider it a ragchew channel or otherwise not having any limits on country, language or time using it. Other c-Bridge admins and their repeater owners may have other ideas and that is appropriate. More info at:

I would think that it is far too late to make this a calling talkgroup. I've tried creating other international calling TG's from scratch with little success on the c-Bridge side.

Brandmeister has the greatest ability for having calling talkgroups:

I use my repeater radio ID as my home base talkgroup ID. This way anyone, anywhere can call me or other user on either timeslot as they are both full time (static) talkgroups. So anyone calling on my repeater (or openSpot radio ID) is connected 7/24/365. This is the ultimate calling talkgroup and it works for all and otherwise, is never busy. I've not figured out why this is not used more often for calling. More info at: link text

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