Crossroads DMR’s mission is to promote DMR in Amateur Radio while remaining network agnostic, expanding and sharing our knowledge of DMR related technologies, fostering innovation and experimentation, and above all else having fun. To do otherwise would mean we’re doing it wrong.
Our core belief is that a repeater trustee is the one that should be making decisions about his/her repeater. Crossroads DMR does not purport to own the repeaters of its members. And any all decisions surrounding what a repeater carries in terms of talkgroups and how they are configured belong to that repeater’s trustee. Repeater information published on our website is done so at the request of the repeater trustee. Crossroads DMR is not a governing body in any way shape or form.
While we are a member of multiple networks, we do not mix traffic from one network to another. We only want to provide our repeater trustees with the largest variety of talkgroup options available. Additionally, repeater trustees are expected to abide by the rules set forth by the talkgroup owners. If you have any questions about how to appropriately use a talkgroup, please let us know. If we do not know the answer we will be able to put you in touch with someone who does.
What makes us unique is the value we place upon diversity. Imagine living in a state where every restaurant in every town was a Taco Bell (remember the movie, “Demolition Man?”). Sure, that guarantees that you’ll have the same menu no matter where you go, but what if you don’t feel like Mexican? Now let’s look at this great hobby that we’ve all chosen. Variety is what makes it so great, there is truly something for everyone. Think about the history of Amateur Radio for a second. What if there were no other options explored beyond Spark? What about AM? CW? Today we have many modes across many bands, and new ones being explored every day, and that is a beautiful thing. Circling back to our missing statement at the beginning of this page, we want to foster and promote innovation and experimentation, not stifle it.
If you would like to learn more, or have any further questions, please contact us.