VE3YYZ DMR Talkgroups & Reflectors

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The VE3YYZ DMR repeater supports a number of talkgroups, or virtual radio channels, for users within its coverage area to use. Any user that is tuned into a talkgroup will hear the traffic from all of other users on that talkgroup, which are usually intended to cover a specific geographic region or for a specific language. In addition, talkgroups are either designated as permanent or on-demand. In addition, users can access a number of reflectors via the Local talkgroup.

Permanent Talkgroups

The permanent talkgroups are always active and any traffic on them will be automatically be broadcasted to all users that are listening on these specific talkgroups. Unlike talkgroups carried on other ham DMR networks, the VE3YYZ DMR repeater carriers only two permanent talkgroups, with one on each timeslot.

On-Demand Talkgroups

The on-demand talkgroups are inactive until a user initiates them by keying the PTT (push to talk) button on their radio while on that talkgroup. Once the talkgroup is activated, it will remain active until they become inactive for 15 minutes. To reactive the talkgroup, a user simply needs to key their PTT on the talkgroup again.

TALKGROUP NAMEDISPLAY NAMETALKGROUP IDTIMESLOTCONNECTIONINACTIVITY TIMEOUT
CanadaCAN3021PermanentN/A
Worldwide On-Demand TalkgroupsVariousVarious1On-Demand15 min.
LocalLocal92PermanentN/A

Check out the Codeplug Files page for ready-to-go codeplugs with all Canadian DMR UHF repeaters and talkgroups set-up for your DMR radio.

Reflectors

In addition to talkgroups, the VE3YYZ DMR repeater provides access to reflectors. These specialty reflectors allow access to other talkgroups or digital modes, such as D-STAR. Access to a reflector is initiated via Private Call to the reflector, then the user carries on their conversation to that reflector using the Local talkgroup (TS 2/TG 9). By deafult, the Local talkgroup is connected to the Canada-English (4326) reflector, however this can be changed by sending a Private Call to any reflector you wish you be connected to. Upon 20 minutes of inactivity, the connection will revery back to the Canada-English reflector.

REFLECTORDISPLAY NAMEDESCRIPTION
4000REF4000Reflector disconnect
4001REF4001Berlin-Brandenburg
4016REF4016REF4016 Berlin
4062REF4062Swiss(2286)
4200REF4200Ukraine
4202REF4202Ukraine / XRF255B
4204REF4204Ukraine / DCS002B
4234REF4234Germany (2624)
4232REF4232Austria
4250REF4250Italy
4251REF4251Italy - Zone 1
4252REF4252Italy - Zone 2
4253REF4253Italy - Zone 3
4254REF4254Italy - Zone 4
4255REF4255Italy - Zone 5
4256REF4256Italy - Zone 6
4257REF4257Italy - Zone 7
4258REF4258Italy - Zone 8
4259REF4259Italy - Zone 9
4260REF4260Italy - Zone 0
4262REF4262Germany
4304REF4304East France
4307REF4307North France
4309REF4309Dom Tom (France)
4326REF4326Canada English
4327REF4327Canada French
4370REF4370Spain - Latin / XRF007
4400REF4400UK Call
4401REF4401UK Wide
4402REF4402UK DV4 DV4 talk
4403REF4403UK North
4404REF4404Ireland
4405REF4405Scotland
4406REF4406Wales
4407REF4407UK South
4408REF4408UK Test
4409REF4409UK East
4410REF4410UK West
4433REF4433Germany Bridge to XRF433B
4500REF4500Nederland (204)
4501REF4501Nederland North
4502REF4502Nederland Central
4503REF4503Nederland South
4504REF4504Nederland West
4639REF4639USA - Nationwide
4640REF4640USA - Area 0
4641REF4641USA - Area 1
4642REF4642USA - Area 2
4643REF4643USA - Area 3
4644REF4644USA - Area 4
4645REF4645USA - Area 5
4646REF4646USA - Area 6
4647REF4647USA - Area 7
4648REF4648USA - Area 8
4649REF4649USA - Area 9
4710REF4710Portugal-1
4711REF4711Portugal-2
4712REF4712Portugal-3
4750REF4750Belgium
4751REF4751Belgium Flemish
4752REF4752Belgium French
4753REF4753Belgium German
4850REF4850Germany Bridge to XRF850B
4860REF4860Norway
4990REF4990Test reflector 1
4991REF4991Test reflector 2
4992REF4992Test reflector 3
4993REF4993Test reflector 4

Reflector Usage

To use one of the above listed reflectors, simply follow these steps.

Using Preprogrammed Codeplug
1. Dial your radio to the “VE3YYZ Local” channel.
2. Select the reflector name (e.g. REF4326) from the Contacts list in your radio.
3. With the reflector name highlighted, key your PTT. This will initiate a Private Call to that reflector and establishing your connection.
4. Exit from the Contacts menu in your radio. You can now make your call on that reflector using the VE3YYZ Local channel.
5. When you are finished with your conversation, you can either disconnect using the Contact “REF4000” or the reflector will timeout after five (5) minutes of inactivity.