As GB7JL does not have any linked repeaters on S1 TG9 you do not need to add S1 TG10
all the North West Linked repeaters are on S1 TG23520 which can be added as below
The code plug on my TYT MD380 (Retevis RT3) does not have TG23520 NW Link or TG23526 Hubnet or the link to North West Radio Groups, Network Radio Channel 1 on the Zello platform TG27272 the question is how do I add them to the code plug? None of the repeaters in my code plug have these talk groups
way I do it is to add a contact for them just like that for TG9,
obviously change the 9 to 23520 or 23526 or 27272 in the name and the value fields.
Create a new channel and copy an existing channel for GB7JL repeater into it.
Then rename it and change the selected contact to talk group or name (NWLink or Hubnet or NWRG NR)
and make sure you have the time slot set correctly. The 3 mentioned here are all on Slot 1
You can then add the new channel to the GB7JL existing zone.
That's the basics anyway. You might also want to add the channel to a scan list and link it to the zone too.
I came across the following text in a PDF document by MI0PYN, and have shared it here for everyone else’s information and guidance in making use of the BrandMeister Reflectors:
The BrandMeister DMR Network uses a series of reflectors to allow DMR repeaters to be dynamically connected to each other, as well the shared TalkGroups familiar to most.
These Reflectors work similarly to the reflectors in the D-Star Network, in that DV sent to the reflector will automatically be sent to all repeaters also connected to that reflector. For the UK, the common reflector that most repeaters will be routinely connected to is 4400, Scotland will use 4405.
The talkgroup used for these reflector connections is TG9 on Slot 2. You may be used to this TG/Slot combo being used for local traffic, on BM purely local traffic normally uses TG9 on Slot 1.
So how do you use the reflectors? That depends on your radio, but basically there are 2 ways.
The first is by using a radio equipped with a numeric keypad and the ability to make ad-hoc calls to private IDs. The Connect Systems 700 is an example of a radio which can do this.
In this case, you leave the channel set to S2 TG9 on your chosen repeater. You make a private call to the ID of the reflector you want to connect to, so if you wanted to connect to the 4404 reflector (Ireland Regional Reflector) You would send a Private call to 4404, for approximately 2 seconds. This will then connect the repeater to the selected reflector. To get the status of the reflector connected to, you send a private call to 5000, to disconnect from the reflector you send a private call to 4000.
If your radio does not have the ability to make ad-hoc private calls, or does not have a numeric keypad, you can still use and change reflectors. The difference is that you will need to program a channel with each reflector as the destination. For example if you have one channel with the normal S2/TG9 setup, you could have another channel set up as S2/Private call 4000, another with S2/Private call 4400, S2/Private call 4404 etc. To switch reflectors, you select the channel with the required reflector, key up for 2 seconds and then go back to the S2/TG9 channel for the QSO.
The reflector system takes a little getting used to by those used to only using TGs, but it allows great flexibility and allows you to connect any given repeater to a reflector in another country and contact hams there through your local repeater.
TG2221 Italy - Zona 1
TG2222 Italy - Zona 2
TG2223 Italy - Zona 3
TG2224 Italy - Zona 4
TG2225 Italy - Zona 5
TG2226 Italy - Zona 6
TG2227 Italy - Zona 7
TG2228 Italy - Zona 8
TG2229 Italy - Zona 9
TG2220 Italy - Zona 0
TG260081 Poland Tech
TG208 France 0
TG2081 France Mediterranee 1
TG2082 France Alpes 2
TG2083 France Midi Pyrenees 3
TG2084 France Est 4
TG2085 France Ouest
TG2086 France Atlantique 6
TG2087 France Nord 7
TG2088 France Centre 8
TG2809 France DOM-TOM 9
TG2080 France Ile De France 10
TG2080332 France/DCS033C 16
TG2080673 France/XRF067C 17
TG3026 Canada English
TG3027 Canada Francais
TG9108 Spain - Latin / XRF007-A
TG23520 North West
TG23540 Ireland Chat
TG23550 Scotland Chat
TG23560 North East
TG23570 Wales Chat
TG2625 Germany (Bridge to XRF433B)
TG204 Nederland (204)
TG2041 Nederland Noord
TG2042 Nederland Midden
TG2043 Nederland Zuid
TG2044 Nederland Oost
TG31261 Mi5 - State Wide 1
TG31262 Mi5 - State Wide 2
TG31263 Mi5 - Event
TG3100 USA - Nationwide
TG31090 USA - Area 0
TG31091 USA - Area 1
TG31092 USA - Area 2
TG31093 USA - Area 3
TG31094 USA - Area 4
TG31095 USA - Area 5
TG31096 USA - Area 6
TG31097 USA - Area 7
TG31098 USA - Area 8
TG31099 USA - Area 9
TG2400 Sweden SM0 Area
TG2401 Sweden SM1 Area
TG2402 Sweden SM2 Area
TG2403 Sweden SM3 Area
TG2404 Sweden SM4 Area
TG2405 Sweden SM5 Area
TG2406 Sweden SM6 Area
TG2407 Sweden SM7 Area
TG240 Sweden All SM Area
TG238 Denmark All
TG2381 Denmark Nordjylland
TG2382 Denmark Midtjylland
TG2383 Denmark Syddanmark
TG2384 Denmark Copenhagen
TG2385 Denmark Sjaelland
TG268912 Portugal (D-STAR bridge)
TG2061 Belgium Vlaams
TG2062 Belgium Francais
TG2063 Belgium Deutsch
TG3341 XE 1
TG3342 XE 2
TG3343 XE 3
TG5055 VK5 XRF500D
TG9850 Germany (Bridge to XRF850B)
Test reflector 1
Test reflector 2
Test reflector 3
Test reflector 4
Slot 1, TG9 is local through GB7JL only. Just like an normal analogue repeater
Slot 1, TG23520 is the North West group of repeaters
Slot 1, TG23520 is NubNet (All*Star)
Slot 1, TG27272 is a link to the North West Radio Group Network Radio Channel on the Zello platform for licensed amateurs only
Slot 2, TG9 is linked to the ‘UK Wide Reflector 4400 (click to listen)’ Call anyone
Acceptable use 4400 Reflector:-
“It is acceptable to have short QSO’s, please be considerate and polite and leave gaps for others to join or make calls for people.
It is hoped users understand , it is not a “calling channel only” and we do not like to hear people taking it upon themselves to prevent others enjoying brief QSO’s on 4400. The reflector system brings flexibility and you can link elsewhere at busy times. Please enjoy the system be considerate at all times to others.”
GB7JL, GB7DJ, GB7JC, GB7BF and GB7WX are linked using reflector 4412 on Brandmeister
If using a DMR radio this would be TS1 TG23520
Click here to see who was last heard on GB7DJ (Northwich)
The UK Yaesu Wires-X to BrandMeister DMR Bridge
To access the bridge please use
Reflector 4420 on the BrandMeister Network
Room 27753 on the Yaesu Wires-X Network
Please note that there is a 3 minute timer on the Wires-X system
To access from DMR, use Reflector 4420, once connected you will be heard on DMR & Yaesu Wires-X room 27753.
To access from Yaesu Wires-X, you need to connect to Room 27753, once connected you will be heard on the Wires-X System & DMR BrandMeister reflector 4420.
BrandMeister reflector 4420 is also linked to UK_YSF_BM_UK the UK YSF Fusion reflector and as such forms a bridge between Wires-X - DMR - YSF