SIDE Note to all users talk group 1200

Like to make a note real quick, Talk Group 1200 (FLORIDA WIDE) is for Florida and not really a World Wide talkgroup. 65000 was meant for wide area contacts and short comms.
If you need a local area or regional talkgroup, and do not have one established, contact me to arrange having a TG reflector set up for your area.

Gen 2 NXCore will soon be branching to support regional coverage. That will be forthcoming!


Forthcoming, those who want to have GPS modules installed on their NXDN radios will be able to setup a GPS position setting that will allow you to ping you location via the WW NXDN CORE, and those who operate their own NXCORE’s with the GEN 2 NXCORE update.
The new proposed talkgroup for APRS / GPS reporting will be 14439 aka 144.390 aprs frequency,

Stay tuned!


The following IP user / person needs to contact me []
United Kingdom

Your repeater / device is not registered with the NXCORE and not authorized at this time.

email kd4efm1@kd4efm


NXCORE IS UNDERGOING AN OVERHAUL TEMP FIX HAS BEEN APPLIED, AND OPERATIONAL NOW. I will be posting some IP’s that are hitting the NXCORE that are NOT part on the grouping. IF YOU HAVE A REPATER pointed to, and it is not connecting, please email me so we can resolve the issues we are seeing on our side.




NI4CE Network expands into Charlotte County, FL

On December 8, the West Central Florida Group added a new NXDN repeater in southern Charlotte County. This expands the NXDN footprint further south on I-75, providing service as far south as Fort Myers. On interstate 75 alone, this provides over 150 miles of continuous coverage, from Brooksville to Fort Myers.

This repeater is open to all NXDN users on 442.0625MHz, RAN code 1, positive offset.

Talkgroup 1200 is available as a static group, along with the newly-created Talkgroup 1220 for local Charlotte County communications. All other NXCore talkgroups are available on a dynamic basis.

We look forward to even more growth in our network throughout 2022. If you are an owner of an Icom NXDN repeater, anywhere in the world, contact us for information on how to connect your repeater to our network.

Welcome, Pennsylvania! Two New Talkgroups added to NXCore

Effective immediately, two new talkgroups have been added to all connected repeaters on a dynamic basis, connecting two new talkgroups in Pennsylvania:

TG 3142 is a statewide group, offering access to NXDN users only.
TG 31425 is a multi-mode group, connecting NXDN to all digital modes.

Please add these talkgroups to your radios, so you can take advantage of them. They have been added to the talkgroup matrix found on this site, along with their net schedules.

NXDN and Hotspots/Apps

If you’re in the market for a hotspot to use on NXDN, consider your choices carefully, as not all of them are fully compatible with NXCore.

NXDN users should consider one of the Pi-Star/MMDVM-based models. These devices are fully compatible with NXCore, and you will be heard both by other hotspots, and by repeaters connected to NXCore. Just be sure your hotspot hardware supports the NXDN mode, and that your radio and hotspot are configured for RAN code 1. While most newer devices support NXDN, there is some older hardware that doesn’t recognize the mode.

The use of OpenSpot devices is not recommended. The designers of the OpenSpot have not configured their software to interact with the NXCore server, and they have not expressed any interest in doing so. As a result, OpenSpot users will be heard by other hotspots, but not by connected NXDN repeaters. This causes repeater users to only hear half a conversation, or nothing at all. For this reason, we ask OpenSpot users to refrain from using any repeater-connected talkgroups, such as 1200, 65000, 505, and others.

We have also seen an increase in the number of users of smartphone apps, such as DroidStar. Although they have the potential to be convenient as a last resort, they tend to cause disruption on the network, either through users not properly unkeying at the end of a transmission, or transmitting with poor sound quality. Further, the app developers have not provided a space for a user to enter a valid NXDN ID number, so all users display an incorrect ID when transmitting. Again, the burden is on the app developers to make their products work more harmoniously with established repeater linking networks.

For these reasons, we also discourage the use of cell phone apps for interacting with NXCore. We encourage all users to access our network through NXDN repeaters where they exist, or through a compatible hotspot where they don’t. Either way, you’ll be using amateur radio spectrum to use NXCore, and its network of connected repeaters and reflectors.

Kenwood Server Offline

With the shutdown of our old server hardware, the Kenwood NXCore server is offline for the time being. With the lack of activity on that server, there are no immediate plans to rebuild the server on the new hardware. We only fed Talkgroup 1200 to a small handful of users, but that group itself is inactive on the Kenwood side.

Users connected to that server may contact another NXCore server operator to reconnect to 1200, if desired. Our server will return, once the bridge between Kenwood and Icom is solved. That has, however, proved to be more challenging than anyone expected. Still, we persist.

This has no effect on Icom repeaters or hotspot reflectors, which operate on a separate system.

Watch here for future updates.