Re: Upcoming Event: Red Cross Communications Team Weekly Net - Tue, 07/16/2019 8:00pm-8:30pm #cal-reminder
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Please give me an email check in tonight.
Also last night on the PAPA DMR Roundtable, I asked a question about 878 roaming. My question was about what the radio shows on the screen when you are roaming and how to know what repeater you have connected with.
I drove to San Bernadino (only 106F!) last week and tried the roaming feature on the way up and back. I used the PAPA All zone that is set up in the RC codeplug. I enabled the auto roaming and repeater search. I noticed that while I was able to connect to various PAPA repeaters up and down 15, the display on the radio does not change and show what repeater you are going thru. If you are not on a static talkgroup you may not know that you are connected to a new repeater, since for example you have to key up TAC 310. Also, a given repeater may not have the talkgroup you are using supported.
So most of the responses were that while the "repeater out of range" and "roaming" the original repeater and talkgroup were displayed and you really didn't know what repeater you had "roamed" to.
Another comment was made by a repeater owner that with all these 878s out there, the possibility of overwhelming repeaters could be a problem as they ping during roaming. He suggested that operators should know the policy of the repeaters they want to use while roaming (although he didn't say how). It does seem possible that there could be a lot of traffic from radios operating in roaming mode
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On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 9:38 PM Jer Kostro - Red Cross <jer.kostro.AK6QJ@...> wrote: