TG8 on Slot 1 connects repeaters in a group. This TG is programmed for each repeater and can not be changed by users.
The TG8 groups are as follows:
|TG8 Group||Repeaters linked|
|1 – VK7||Launceston, Hobart|
|2 – Sydney, W and N NSW||All Sydney, nth NSW, Orange and Grafton|
|3 – Southern VK2 and VK1||HighRange, Goulburn, Yass, Bombala and Canberra|
|4 – N VK3||Bendigo, Shepparton, Mt. Wombat, Rennies Hill|
|5 – S VK3||Melbourne and southern VK3|
|6 – VK4||Qld|
|8 – Central Coast and Hunter valley NSW||VK2RAG, VK2RHX, VK2RUM and VK2ROJ|
However, you can access another TG8 group out of your area by using TG x0008 where x is the TG8 region number.
For example, if you want to access the VK7 TG8 group, program 10008 as the tx group; for VK4, program 60008.
You must program TG8 as an rx group, otherwise you won’t hear the other stations.
Note that this applies to radios connecting to the network via a repeater.