BARC operates a UHF DMR repeater that is connected to the New England Digital Emergency Communications Network (NEDECN). Through this IP link, the repeater offers local, regional, and worldwide communications.
Call Sign: W1BOS
Color Code: 1
Available Talk Groups on W1BOS/DMR
|Talk Group Name||Talk Group Number||Time Slot||Full Time / PTT|
Full-time Talk Groups
The following talk groups are enabled full time on the W1BOS repeater
Local: Keys up the W1BOS repeater only.
MA Statewide: Keys up networked repeaters in Massachusetts.
Region North: Keys up networked repeaters in MA, NH, ME, RI, VT.
New England: Keys up repeaters across New England, as well as a few in New York and New Brunswick.
Northeast US: Keys up repeaters across call sign zones 1, 2, and 3.
North America: Keys up repeaters across the United States and Canada.
PTT Talk Groups
The following talk groups are available on a PTT-basis. This means that they are normally not active, but will activate if a user keys up on them.
Worldwide English: Worldwide connectivity to English-speaking countries.
Worldwide: Worldwide connectivity. Enabled weekly on Saturdays at 12 noon local time for the worldwide DMR net.
Parrot: Plays back your audio. Use to test out how well you are getting into the network.
Tactical / User-Activated Talk Groups
These talk groups are available on a PTT-basis. The intention is to connect a number of repeaters together for longer conversations without tying up unused repeaters unnecessarily.
TAC310 – TAC312: These talk groups are available within North America. They are also the easiest way to connect to users on the Brandmeister network, or on a Hotspot.
UA1/UA2: Provided by the DMR-MARC network, these talk groups are available worldwide.
NETAC1/NETAC2: Provided by NEDECN, these are available within the New England network only, and are recommended if all parties are on the NEDECN network.