DMR Radio Etiquette

DMR Radio Etiquette

Updated 21/09/2020

There are a number of pre-configured BrandMeister TalkGroups already allocated and configured on your local DMR Repeater. These are either allocated to Slot 1 or Slot 2 depending on the individual repeater keeper configuration.  Hotspot users can also configure to please themselves.

What you must be aware of is that if you wish to use a Talk Group that is on say Slot 1 for example and someone else is holding a QSO on a Talk Group that is also allocated to Slot 1 then you may find you are unable to transmit or receive as that Time Slot will be busy.

Please be aware that when you key up on a Talkgroup you are possibly activating more than one UK DMR Repeaters on that Time Slot.

Please be considerate of other users, not just locally but International as well, and keep your QSO to a minimum.

Also, many people have their DMR radio on scan and when it stops scanning when a Talk Group is active it then continues to scan after a couple of seconds so when you put you call out it is a good idea to tag onto the end of you over which Talk Group/Time Slot you are calling out on.

(Don’t call CQ CQ CQ – this is not HF).