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Scot-Multi Linking Project

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TG 23551 Adopted by Scotland Multi Mode

Scot-Multi allows users of DMR, DStar, NXDN, P25 & YSF to communicate seamlessly on one talkgroup.

The TG 23551 Talk Group is a multi-protocol Talk Group (TG) that has a Brandmeister Administrator approved Bridge with the XLX-604M 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,  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.

Scot-Multi allows users of DMR, DStar, NXDN, P25 & YSF to communicate seamlessly on one talkgroup.

For the best audio quality, please connect using the mode of your radio and avoid using cross-mode options on your hotspot where possible. Remember to leave a 2 second gap between overs to allow others to join in, this also allows time for the network to catch up.

Linking information for Scot-Multi

DMR: TG 23551 BrandMeister Network

DStar: XLX 604 Module [M]

NXDN: TG 23551 NXDN Scotland

P25: TG 23551 P25 Scotland

YSF: YSF-66571 Room: XLX604