The VK-DMR network uses 50 talk groups. This can be daunting for a new user.
However, many of these talk groups are rarely active. You don’t have to program every one into your radio – you can use all talk groups or only one…
A suggested simplified TG arrangement follows – this strikes the balance between simplicity and utility.
|Slot 1||Slot 2|
|TG9 – your local repeater||TG505|
|TG8 – your regional group||TG9990 Parrot|
|TG5 – nets|
|TG3809 and 53 – links individual repeaters|
|TG1/13/123 – optional if you want to work DX|
Why no 380x TGs on TS2?
TG8 on slot 1 duplicates the function of the 380x TGs – moreover, the 380x series TGs block 505 for the entire state/territory…we should be using 8 more often.