Scouting in England is now Green. This means All activities can resume for members who live in England. Residential activities and international travel may take place. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland guidance may vary. Please check the guidance on the link below for current and accurate information.

Following the Update from the NYA and TSA. Rules for Face to Face meetings and over night activities have changed 06/09/2021. Latest Guidance


All the DMR Networks have created talk groups which are open all year round to allow Scouts to talk to each other using their servers. If you want to allow your young people to talk all rules must be follow as laid out by your amateur radio terms and conditions. In the UK that means you must have an amateur radio license or someone with a full licence present. Below is a list of known talk groups that are commonly used.

Talk GroupChannel NameInfo
907JOTA-YOTA 907 Main Calling Channel.
*Open 24/7 365 days a year*
9071Tac 1*Open 24/7 365 days a year*
9072Tac 2*Open 24/7 365 days a year*
9073Tac 3*Open 24/7 365 days a year*
9074Tac 4*Open 24/7 365 days a year*
9075Tac 5*Open 24/7 365 days a year*
9075Tac 6*Open 24/7 365 days a year*
9077Tac 7*Open 24/7 365 days a year*
9078Tac 8*Open 24/7 365 days a year*
918YOTA-JOTA 918Calling Channel
Above are the first 10 talk groups. Please make sure you have all of these loaded into your radio. Please don’t have long QSO’s on the calling channels and QSY to a Tac Group.
Talk GroupChannel NameLanguage
235907GB 235907English
272907IE 272907English
250907RU 250907Russian
268907PT 268907Portuguese
222907IT 222907Italian
208907FR 208907French
204907NL 204907Dutch
50297MY 50297Malaysian
50298MY 50298Malaysian
748907UY 748907Spanish
748918UY 748918Spanish
Add one of the above talk groups for a specific speaking language.

Connecting to FreeDMR

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