Sunday, January 27th 2019
1pm – 4pm
Bob Stephens AF9W
Introduction to DMR
Bob was first licensed in 1977 as WD9FNW and upgraded to Extra class in 1979 to the call sign AF9W. His primary interests in ham radio are HF CW, QRP, DMR, D-Star, FM repeaters, and some digital modes. He has built and operated APRS digipeaters/iGates, Winlink Packet Gateways, and digital mode hotspots for DMR and D-Star. He currently operates a BPQ32 packet node, AF9W-7, which includes a packet RMS Gateway, AF9W-10. Bob is active in ARES/RACES as a member of the Island County ARES/RACES group and is a FEMA AUXCOMM. He enjoys operating at public service events including RAMROD. Club affiliations include the ARRL, CWOPS, Fists, SKCC, NAQCC and PNW QRP. Bob is an active VE and enjoys elmering new hams. He resides on Whidbey Island, WA and is the current president of the Island County Amateur Radio Club.
DMR is a fast growing digital mode designed for commercial use and adopted by amateur radio operators. This presentation introduces DMR and covers some of the basics to provide a better understanding of how DMR works and how to operate within a DMR system.
PSRG has received a donation of an AnyTone AT-D878UV GPS DMR handie-talkie which will be awarded as a door prize at the Annual Meeting. You need to be in attendance at the annual meeting to win.
The AnyTone AT-D878UV is a dual band analog FM and DMR (tier I and II) portable radio, it supports APRS, DMR Roaming and DPRS. This radio is designed for amateur radio. The radio has a value of $219 and was donated by an anonymous donor.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JM2HTV6/ It will, of course, work on the new PSRG DMR repeater.
We’ll have light snacks, coffee and soft drinks.
(Street parking is available and free on Sundays, arrive early to secure a good spot)
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