Create a Talk Group
Talk groups are used to allow for users to communicate in a virtual like room. Talk groups generally are a 1 to 7 digit ID which are programmed in radios as Group Call.

Overview

Talk groups on BrandMeister follow the MCC - Mobile Country Code. For example, USA Talk Groups begin with a 3. Talk groups which start with a 9 are assigned as Global Talk groups. More info about MCC can be found at | Wiki | ITU​
Talk groups typically are labeled as topics or activities (such as POTA, YOTA, etc.), regional (such as state, city, worldwide, etc.), or user's groups (such as clubs, or users of a product or open-source project). Manufacture/Vendor specific are not allowed and will not be created.

5-Digit Talk groups

As of May 2020, 5 Digit Talk groups are no longer being labeled/issued in the USA due to the limited number of talk groups available. See options below which are available to use.

Use Your 7-Digit Radio ID

Users may use their RadioID.net issued radio ID as a talk group. Please only use your registered ID and don't pick one that you think is empty. (If your group has a club call you may also register for a 7-digit ID and use that as a talk group).

Steps to begin using your ID as a Talk Group:

  1. 1.
    Program your radio by adding the 7-Digit Radio ID as a Group Call using the CPS Program.
  2. 2.
    Label it as you see fit in the CPS as this will show on your radio Display.
  3. 3.
    Provide the 7-Digit to others to program into their respective radios.
  4. 4.
    Finally key up and test it out.

Use Your Repeater 6-Digit Radio ID

Repeater Owners may use their 6-Digit Radio ID which is used for the repeater ID as a talk group. Please only use your registered 6-digit Repeater ID and don't pick one that you think is empty. You are able to use the 6-digit ID for both the ID for the repeater and as a talk group.

Steps to begin using your ID as a Talk Group:

  1. 1.
    Program your radio by adding the 6-Digit Radio ID as a Group Call using the CPS Program.
  2. 2.
    Label it as you see fit in the CPS as this will show on your radio Display.
  3. 3.
    Provide or post the 6-Digit to others to program into their respective radios.
  4. 4.
    Finally key up and test it out.