The Florida Digital Amateur Radio Network (F-DARN) is a partially closed network, in that if you are on one of the F-DARN repeaters you can bring up all the others in the network but you also have access to many of the Brandmeister repeaters. They also havae 6 “tactical” (TAC) talkgroups on the system.
Repeaters and Talkgroups
The mind map below shows the repeaters and that talkgroups on those repeaters that are in my sample codeplug. Some of the repeaters carry multiple push-to-talk (PTT) talkgroups, including worldwide and other states. I did not develop these out in my codeplug, just some common ones for the F-DARN network. The network does have 6 TAC talkgroups, again I only programmed 2 for most of the repeaters.
Clermont (Lake Co), Dade City (Pasco Co), Polk City (Polk Co) & Welcome (Hillsborough Co) Repeaters
The repeaters listed above are also on the Interstate Repeater System. Time slot 1 is on the F-DARN network and time slot 2 is on the Interstate network.
This map indicates the counties where F-DARN repeaters are located.
The First Coast talkgroup is on a number of the repeaters. According to the web First Coast in considered to be the counties as indicated on the map.
Other Florida talkgroups
Additional Florida talkgroups include:
- North Central Florida 31888
- Mid-Florida 312383
- NE Florida ARES 31128
- SE Florida 31124
- West Coast Florida 31122
- Florida TAC 31120
- Disney 31125
I created 2 zones, one FDARN which has all the talkgroups in EXCEPT the ARES talkgroups. All the ARES talkgroups are in their own zone.
I created 2 scans groups. The first is all the F-DARN systemwide talkgroups. The other is the ARES talkgroups.
Access from outside network
The F-DARN main (all) as well as the TAC talkgroups are available through the Brandmeister network, and thus through a MMDVM using the talkgroup listed below.
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