We are always
looking for Net Control Stations for the weekly
Tech nets. If you would
like to call the net, we welcome your interest.
Email Tech Net for more information or to set up
for a net or a schedule. Thank you!!!
DCI began as its life as a typo in
March 2011 with the release of the c-Bridge. We were a
part of TRBO-6 since 2009 but we wanted to pursue wider DMR
linking opportunities. DCI's focus is to learn more
about IPSC, c-Bridge implementation and 3rd party networking
options. We desire to converse with the wider DMR Ham
community and offer a wide range of talkgroups to enable
dynamic and efficient communications.
most of our Repeaters on our IPSC networks
The main goals of DCI are to assist in
the growth of DMR generally and MotoTRBO more specifically, to learn more
about the "c-Bridge
IPSC" and promote
linking via the c-Bridge and other 3rd party efforts to
expand the abilities of TRBO. Network growth is very
simple with the c-Bridge as it is so very easy to do and
undo, without the need for the network keys of member
networks. We also want to have in place the ability to
work emergencies and nets. Just being able to load the
time slots which tend to rather quiet in the ham TRBO world
quickly and simply is a great reason to reach out.
Other reasons are to play with TRBO and learn, but
also, connections can be simply for special functions such
as hamfests, conventions and other demonstration events.
The connections can be short or long term, scheduled or
impromptu. The beauty of the c-Bridge is that
connections can easily be severed or made dormant until
needed. Any administrator or manager of an ISPC network knows how that can be problematic
when adding or trying to delete repeaters from an IPSC
network. But also, this method requires no trips to the hilltops and no worry
about the network security being compromised by a
disgruntled repeater owner or system operator.
c-Bridge connections to:
SF TRBO, NorCal, DMR-MARC, Georgia-DMR, AZ-TRBONET
and more. DCI actively supports the
c-Bridge and the philosophy of
connecting IPSC networks for many reasons. Most
importantly, peer slots on a simple IPSC network are finite and
operationally, more problematic as the number of repeaters
grow on a single IPSC network.
The c-Bridge breaks that limitation wide open and offers so
much more than a simple party line on 2 time slots.
Talkgroups can be used for routing and this enables the use
more than a single Talkgroup on a Timeslot. While not
the complete answer to TRBO's limitations, it is a quantum
If you have a
single repeater or you are part of an IPSC network, are welcome to
explore an affiliated repeater or IPSC network on DCI. DCI can also peer in (join) to your network of 1 or more
to simply get your feet wet as you get up to speed and then
move off into some other direction or desire a long term linking
plan, our network managers are available to use and gain experience
with TRBO networking.
If you have a c-Bridge, then it can
to our c-Bridge and these types of links (conference
connections) are preferred over that of putting a
c-Bridge peer on your network or your repeater on our networks. If interested
in exploring these options or use of
CPM's, please Email us at:
DCI Linking. We also have a
c-Bridge Forum if you wish to
follow along in a more interactive setting.