I was browsing the BrandMeister DMR Talk Group list and noticed that Talk Group 973 is labeled SOTA. Does anyone know if this is a Summits On The Air group?
YES IT IS the SOTA TG
We use this TG for a while with some friends from US and EU
F5LKW ON6ZQ F6HBI… It is fine.
We also have DSTAR SOTA reflecteor which is DCS933 S (S like SOTA)
Hope that helps.
Is the group active? What is the purpose? Here and there I go in there to hear whats going on but its quiet. No one listens too.
Hi Aleksander, @OE6ALK
TG-973 is active, I monitoring this talk group with some other
TG-973 is an active group.
When I’m activator, I use it and I can meet
SA4BLM - ON6ZQ - F6HBI - F5JKK
When I’m chaser, I always stand by on TG-973
I already done QSO with N1CLC/P, he was walking to summit.
WGOAT and many others hams, like Caleb and so on
I also use the Dstar way: DCS933 S => F5UBH - F5HTR - F6HBI - F5LKW - ON6ZQ - SA4BLM - G0VWP and …
There’s also a SOTA group on Peanut. You can do that via your Android phone. But of course you’ll need cell phone coverage on the summits.
Thanks! I will listen to this group and join a QSO as soon I catch some time
I had to remove my static groups from my hotspot because I did not hear f6hbi afterwards any more. Possibly my hotspot was busy with static tgs. I need to use dynamic only I guess.
Here I use on my HotSpot, only TG-973 static Talk-Group and I use the repeater (F1ZNX) for the others TG and when I’m on portable.
Did you mean DCS033S? I usually don’t see many people there, however ON6ZQ is there at the moment.
Few years ago we used DCS033 but it changed to XLX933S/DCS933S
With ON6ZQ, F6HBI, we always use this way for CHASING or ACTIVATION.
I have one of these on order, https://www.sharkrf.com/products/openspot3/ . Seems to fit the “I want to take it portable to a summit” spec the best. I have used a Jumbo Spot but the external battery etc makes them less ideal than the OS3.
I know I am in for a long wait for delivery but when it arrives expect to hear me back on TG973.
Hi Compton, did you order it from that website you listed.
73 de Geoff vk3sq
Yes, not cheap but I think way ahead of others for portable use in a pack.
Thanks for QSO on DMR just few minutes ago.
Really interesting to know that that 973 is alive and monitored.
'73 de ik6bak, Eliseo.
Welcome on TG-973 dr Eliseo and see you next.
A few days ago I bought Retevis DMR RT3S for only 110 euros. During my last activations I was able to coordinate with Lars, SA4BLM, Roger F5LKW and Gerald, F6HBI via the sota talkgroup. That was very helpful.
I listen all the time in case Geoff comes on but as yet have never heard anyone
Nice to QSO you on DMR.
I was walking to the second summit F/AM-371.
When I arrived on top, I did n’y hear you at all.
S2s next time.
Allen, you can usually listen F6HBI, EA2CW, N1CLC, WX4 …, F5JKK, DJ2FR and probably more.
Each Time I go to SOTA, I listen SOTA TalkGroup