Issues Regarding DMR in the Amateur Radio Service

DMR Marc – Canada

The DMR Marc Network was established in Canada by CAN-TRBO in 2013

History (Sept 2018)

CAN-TRBO has been operational since early 2013 and its goal is to provide connectivity for the Canadian MotoTRBO digital repeaters to the World wide DMR-MARC network. The connectivity is provided from Montreal using a very stable 50 mbps, high bandwidth connection to Canada’s leading Internet provider.

On top of being connected to the DMR-MARC network in the US, it is hosting the Canada Wide talkgroup (302) and also several provincial wide talkgroups for Québec, Ontario and Alberta. It also interconnects with the BC-TRBO c-Bridge hosted by the New Westminster Amateur Radio Club and also with K0SY (which is providing connectivity to the Canadian Maritimes repeaters) for the Canada Wide and Provincial talkgroups. The Canada Wide talkgroup is also made available south of the border to the DMR-MARC, DCI and MIT networks.

It is also hosting the world wide French talkgroup (11) for North America supported by a Smart PTT type connection coming from Geneva Switzerland.

It is also interconnected with the DCI for “The Bridge” (3100) and TAC-310 talkgroups and with MIT for the 3125 talkgroup.

The CAN-TRBO was made possible initially by the financial support of Alain Reid (VA2SPB), Don Trynor (VA3XFT), Chris Gaylor (VE2BNI). Many others have generously contributed financially to the project.

The c-Bridge is being hosted and operated by Stephane Ricard (VE2TAX)

1 1 Worldwide
1 11 Worldwide French
1 13 Worldwide English
1 3 North America
1 302 Canada-wide
1 310 TAC 310
1 8 Regional (e.g. Golden Horseshoe area)
1 9 Local area
1 9998 Audio test
2 3020 – NF & PE
3021 – NS
3022 – QC
3023 – ON
3024 – MB
3025 – SK
3026 – AB
3027 – BC
3028 – NT, YK & NU
3029 – NB
2 2 Local area