A couple of years ago I purchased one of those cheap cheap TYT HT's to give DMR a whirl. I am in White Plains NY and there's really only one DMR repeater here ( NY4Z ). As it turned out the repeater was not online so not very usable. But even in my mobile in and around NYC there wasn't really much activity so I put the radio in the drawer where it sat for the last year. I recently came across it while looking for something and switched it on. To my amazement it was fully charged after a year in the drawer! So as it turned out that repeater is now back on the air. I have been monitoring for the last few days and nothing. It seems dead. I put my call sign out a few times and I can see its working, but no takers. Perhaps I have the wrong talk groups programmed in. I was just curious if this is the norm with DMR.