Some days there seems to be no-one there. Is this thing working?
How useful would it be to dash to the dashboard and check your connection is appearing in the digital ecosystem. This app points you to various 'last heard' pages for DSTAR, DMR and Fusion. Of the thousands of talkgroups, where are the amateurs parked today? Check the listings and get a picture of who is where-just now. Digital networks are 24/7 and activity patterns reflect users local time zones- fancy finding some like minded hams at 3am local time- they are out there.
This app puts the live feeds for DMR (plus, BM, MARC, Phoenix a few clicks away by linking to the varied dashboards available on the web.
Why use a digital system to talk to amateurs - it's not radio is it? Well, most amateurs QSOs on digital do have an RF path somewhere, but in a time when local QRN is immense, the bands are flat as pancakes and we are all busy busy busy - the digiverse is a pool of expertise - a bunch of folk that - get this- like talking about radio and computing. A 24/7 hamvention? - Well not quite, but you get my drift?
Increasingly with modern vehicles, scratching the roof with a magnetic mount, feeding coax through air tight seals, locating radios under non existent dashboards is a non starter. Run a hotspot in the footwell, wear your handi in a pocket with a headset and you are mobile both in and around the vehicle.
There is more- I have put information relating to these modes entered at a 'beginner' level by myself (because I mostly am at that level, things change so quickly), and it's being added to regularly. Ask me to add something ( twitter:@gw0tqm )
This app was originally about DMR )(in fact only about the repeater GB7HM run by GW1SYG) only but increasingly these modes are linking so it's time to branch out..