The “North Central Texas Connection (NCTC), is a continuing work in progress. Without you, the donors, our technical staff and the various repeater owners and trustees, this system could never exist.
Most of the system is interconnected either by (420 Mhz.) full duplex links or NXU’s (Internet Extension Units “DMR, Wires-X, Allstar, and EchoLink”).
Our primary objective is to provide a backup system for the National Weather Service and their weather spotters during times of inclement weather. Please Read: “System Protocol”.
The secondary purpose is to provide for you the Amateur Radio Operator a way to communicate in the Dallas/ Ft.Worth metro area and the surrounding cities providing for technical talk and typical idle time chat.
Numerous long hours, weekends, donations of equipment and funding have allowed us to create this project. We hope you enjoy the system as much as we have enjoyed taking old equipment and giving it a new purpose. We look forward to hearing from you, and hope you enjoy this valuable resource.
Per the request of the Brandmeister (BM) National Coordinator, the BM DMR link to NCTC has been disconnected. They do not want any cross linking to TGIF DMR. I kept TGIF Network over Brandmeister because of the openness of TGIF, friendly nature of the system, and there willingness to give us our own Talkgroup 189. I will keep the Brandmeister node disconnect, but running for Backup
NCTC was granted a TGIF DMR TalkGroup 189. For instructions on how to get connected to the TGIF server, please check TGIF WiKi for instructions, examples, and documentation. The TGIF Last Heard Panel http://tgif.network/lastheard/index.html.
Please be mindful of the inclement weather in the area. Make sure to review the system protocols.
Bottom Line – Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon through tonight with a risk for damaging wind gusts, a few tornadoes, and hail. Heavy rainfall may lead to localized instances of flash flooding and subsequent main stem river flooding.