DMR-MARC announces deal with the DMRPlus network for DV4mini support

DV4mini
The DV4mini USB dongle, which allows remote access into ham DMR networks.

Today, DMR-MARC made an important announcement that it can now support for the DV4mini USB dongle – a popular device to enable hams with remote access into DMR networks . Through a partnership with the DMRPlus network, DMR-MARC is now able to support DV4mini users through the addition of three new DMR-MARC talkgroups, which include:

  • DMRPlus USA (talkgroup # 133)
  • DMRPlus UK (talkgroup # 143)
  • DMRPlus South Pacific (talkgroup # 153)

These new talkgroups will allow interconnection between the DMR-MARC and DMRPlus networks using timeslot 1 and will configured as “on-demand”, which can be enabled using the PTT and will have a 10-minute inactivity timeout on the eight core DMR-MARC bridges. DMR-MARC also announced that in the coming months, it is planning to launch additional interconnected talkgroups, including three German language talkgroups, a French language talkgroup, and a Spanish language talkgroup as well.

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In its announcement, DMR-MARC also stated that it will begin rolling out these new talkgroups to its core DMR-MARC repeaters to evaluates loading on the gateway that connects the DMR-MARC and DMRPlus networks and with further roll outs to all of its other DMR-MARC bridges soon after. DMR-MARC noted that it has no plans at this time to roll out these new talkgroups to other DMR networks outside of the core DMR-MARC bridges.

Also in their announcement, DMR-MARC stated that it believes that the partnership with the DMRPlus network will provide it with better options for experimentation, while at the same time, maintain the high degree of reliability that the DMR-MARC has become known for, allowing us to serve our communities during times of emergency when our network is needed the most.

About Don Trynor, VA3XFT

Don Trynor, VA3XFT
Don Trynor is a 16-year veteran of the telecommunications industry and a licensed Canadian ham radio operator since 1988. He is passionate about VHF/UHF repeater communications, especially using digital modes and he has owned and operated a number of ham radio repeater installations over the years, including ones in both the provinces of Ontario (VE3/VA3) and New Brunswick (VE9). Currently, he maintains three UHF DMR repeaters - two in Toronto, ON (VA3XPR-1 & VE3YYZ DMR) and one in Niagara Falls, ON (VA3XPR-2), plus one Yaesu System Fusion repeater in Toronto, ON (VA3XPS) that operates in digital-only mode. In addition to ham radio, Don enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, biking and astronomy.