TDMA DMR repeaters are based on the 2005 internationally ratified commercial standard for PMR.
Thus, there are many manufacturers, offering radio's at excellent prices, due to the very competitive market.
Users of the DMR system, are therefore not tied into the proprietary none compatible systems and prices of the digital equipment offered by the traditional Amateur equipment suppliers, such as Icom or Yaesu.
Each repeater in the SWC is supported by it's own Group, Club, Society, Sponsor/s or by individual donations.
Each repeater is free to basically join or leave the SWC as they please, within reason.
The Cluster is not connected to either the Phoenix or BrandMiester DMR Networks.
At the time of this update, end of October 2017, the South West Cluster of 70cm DMR Repeaters, is going through a re-establishing phase.
This is as a result of an ISP enforced IP address change, some 6 weeks ago, at the main clusters server. This has been further aggravated by the ISP suffering from service availability issue.
There are several individual repeaters* that are suffering from their own localised internet connection issues, associated with 3rd party server changes, etc., which it is understood will be resolved shortly, or other specific local issues.
Thus, some repeaters are again available via the cluster, whilst others are in stand-alone mode, awaiting re-programming by their keepers, subject to their own site access restrictions / requirements.
The basic cluster consists of GB7AA, GB7BS, GB7CW*, GB7DR, GB7JB*, GB7KT*, GB7MJ*, GB7SD, and GB7YS.
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