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The DMR Pause
John 'Miklor' K3NXU
Why the 3 second Pause
Although the internet is fast, it is not instantaneous. When your signal goes through a repeater or hotspot to the local network, it is processed through a server which could be across the country or possibly worldwide. The signal delay, or latency, could be upwards to over a second.

As a result, the station on the other end may actually hear your transmission with a one second delay. If a station wanted to join the conversation, it may take another second for his transmission to be heard by you.

A 3 second pause leaves enough time for your outgoing transmission and a response to be heard. 
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