c-Bridges carrying the "Bridge"
The "Bridge" Talkgroup
carried by the above c-Bridges and likely a few more
via "re-feeds". The
Talkgroup ID is 3100 and all you need is a
Conference Center connection to your c-Bridge. If you have a c-Bridge and wish to
join in on the feed, please contact DCI at:
DCI@trbo.org. If you are a user or
repeater owner on these c-Bridges, you should check
with the c-Bridge admin to learn which of their IPSC networks and
timeslots are fed this talkgroup.
The advantages of having a
"Bridge" style talkgroup are several:
- Connections in place
already for full or part-time use between multiple
c-Bridges on the fly
- Complete independence from the national
TG's (Comm 1, DCI 1, North America, etc) normal traffic
- CPM approach rather than
CCC, better failover protection if a c-Bridge goes
- No membership, conditions, restrictions or
politics (as in DCI/TRBO-6, DMR-MARC, etc)
- Regional communications and/or
interconnection for hamfests, public service,
- Ability to bind your other talkgroups to
the "Bridge" for temporary connections to other networks not
- Additional learning experience in managing
the use of
the c-Bridge Conference Center connections,
"Super Groups", the new Scheduler and
understanding the limitations and advantages of
adding multiple talkgroups to a single time-slot.
- Discussions of c-Bridge specific issues,
ideas or problems as well as any linking projects or new
bridging products of interest to the Amateur
The "Bridge" talkgroup idea bloomed
from the Statewide talkgroup rollouts in mid 2012
and have been springing up since.
Originally we envisioned linking the statewides but
that soon was shelved as it would busy out each
states independent use. This required a new talkgroup and the c-Bridge to drive the routing of
the talkgroup to minimize the timeslot busies.
Each c-Bridge operator has total freedom on how they
carry the "Bridge" feed and may come and go as
they wish. There is no commitment required
though we'd appreciate it if you would let us know
if you are permanently disconnecting from the feed.
If another c-Bridge is providing your c-Bridge the
feed, let us know as we are trying to keep a loose
list of those participating in the "Bridge" project.
The c-Bridge administrator is free to
map the "Bridge" feed to any talkgroup, timeslot or any of
their network managers as appropriate though we
suggest that you use 3100 and call it "the Bridge" in
some form so that it is easily implemented both when
referenced and programmed. So if you are
interested in finding out exactly where the feed
appears on any particular c-Bridge, please contact
the c-Bridge administrator directly, just click on the
c-Bridge name in the table above.
We would encourage users to
add the Bridge TG to their Rx Groups and/or Scan lists so
as to be able to passively monitor for activity,
much the same as is already done for your main and
local talkgroups. But even if you choose not
to do this, having the connection in place enables a
coordinated QSY to the Bridge when the national or
International talkgroups are busy, down or otherwise
If you need help in adding
this Conference Connection, check out our
Super Groups page. If
you want to see some tips, check out our
c-Bridge Tips page.
If you are being fed
the "Bridge" Talkgroup by other than DCI, please let us know so
we can add your c-Bridge in the table above.
Kudos to Jeff W0NWA for helping to coin the name.
A "triple entendre" actually;
short for c-Bridge, Sirius
"the Bridge" music channel
and bridging the Ham