Clusters provide repeater owners a method to link common repeaters on the same master server together allowing for priority traffic and a local Talk group for users to use.
When a cluster is used, users may only access the cluster by using the repeater which is part of the cluster. The general talk group used is Talk Group ID 2. Further no outside access is enabled as the default configuration, meaning hotspot users will not be able to access it directly from a talk group ID. Clusters also don't forward traffic to other master servers which means it only available at the master server it originates from.
Add Repeater to Cluster
1.) Click on the "Add Cluster" button in the Clusters section in the Sysop Dashboard.
2.) The following dialog box will appear.
3.) In the cluster drop down select the Cluster you wish to join. If a cluster is not available or needs to be created see Create a New Cluster.
4.) Choose the Timeslot where you wish to have the cluster to be assigned to.
5.) Click Add cluster. Repeater this for each repeater you wish to join to the cluster.
6.) Users will access the cluster on the timeslot chosen and using Talkgroup ID 2 or the ID which is assigned to it. Note in the parenthesis the number as this indicates the Talk group ID.