SAR DMR System User Guide
- If the system is not being used for SAR or EMCOMM it can be used for “regular” HAM radio traffic as long as the guidelines below are followed:
- All licensed HAM radios operators are welcome to give it a try, but due to the mission of the system, it is NOT meant to be used for “chat line” or “rag chew” conversations. Please keep QSOs under 10 minutes
- Please program a receive list that includes all of the other talkgroups on that same time slot. This will allow you to monitor activity on other talkgroups so you don’t accidentally interrupt them. (Or use monitor mode)
- When you want to transmit make sure your radio is on the talk group you want before pressing the PTT
- Use Local-1 for calling and short QSO’s 5-10 minutes. All users on the system should monitor Local-1 all the time.
- Use Local-2 for longer QSO’s. (Local 2 should have all TS2 talk groups in receive list)
- Even if you’re on Local 2, (or any other talk group) and you have been on the air for 15-20 minutes take a break and give the repeaters a rest
- When you push the PTT button on your radio, say your call sign, what talkgroup you are on, and what your intentions are. (Monitoring, calling a station, testing etc..)
- Radio traffic can be restricted for Emergency Communications or Search and Rescue activity at any time
- If you activate a PTT talk group make your contact/call your station. No CQ/Open calls for “any station” please
- Local-1 is a great place to meet the folks who use the system and ask questions!
If you’ve read this far, and would like frequencies and talkgroup IDs, contact us at the e-mail address at the bottom of the page.
We know it’s a pain to “request” repeater information and it would be easier to have it listed here. However, by sending an e-mail, we have a way to contact you, and to ensure that you are aware of what talkgroups are supported. We know there is a growing interest in DMR, and we just want to make sure the system is available for its intended purpose when needed.
Thanks for understanding!