TG 23551 Adopted by Scotland Multi Mode
The TG 23551 Talk Group is a multi-protocol Talk Group (TG) that has a Brandmeister Administrator approved Bridge with the XLX-604E Reflector that is hosted by Ian GM4UPX in the Borders. This also links with the NXDN TG 23551 which is hosted on the NXDN servers here in Dundee & Edinburgh and the P-25 Scottish TG 23551 which will also be linked to this multi-protocol TG.
We have been involved in work with Jonathan G4KLX who has developed a “Soft bridge” which allows the GB7EU Kenwood NXDN repeater in Edinburgh to be connected directly to the NX core and this will also be part of the TG 23551 multi-protocol Talk Group.
There are several NXDN capable repeaters in the Scottish Central belt / East Coast Area that are well supported by an enthusiastic local user group. There is scope to add additional DV modes to this Talk Group and offer direct user IP linking with appropriate safeguards in the future.
The dedicated NXDN Scotland talk group set up in March 2020 has now been developed in to a Multi-Protocol Multi network talk group.
This means that any user with a digital radio from any manufacturer that does DMR, D-Star, NXDN, P-25 or System Fusion will be able to communicate with any other operator using any other supported digital mode using the 23551 talk group.
This system will connect users across the Brandmeister DMR network, D-Star network, ( Using reflector XLX 604E ) P-25 network ,YSF network as well as the NXDN core network.
Access can be achieved using a single or multimode repeater or using an internet access device such as a MMDVM hot spot, DV Mega or Shark RF device (Openspot) or an AMBE server device.
The Talk group has its own dashboard available to view online. This shows data such as currently transmitting stations, connected NXDN gateways and last heard lists.
For a device running the Pi-Star software you can also cross mode in to and out of the 23551 talk group as well.