The PMRC Digital Education Net

PMRC repeater: 147.030 PL 91

A voice and data net to discuss digital modes

Every Tuesday evening at 1900 (7:00 PM)

The Philmont Mobile Radio Club Digital Education Net tonight at 1900 Hrs on the PMRC repeater.

147.030 plus offset with a PL of 91.5 using Fldigi for the digital check ins and Flmsg and Flamp for traffic handling.

After a voice announcement we will take check ins using mode Thor22. Check in format is:

Your Call Name Location and QTC for traffic or QRU for no traffic - ex NY3J Ron Bucks County QTC

The new Philmont repeater is up and running so this is a good opportunity to see how well it will handle DEN traffic. Please give reports during the voice comments.

For traffic you may send an Flmsg, Flamp or a small image. Please time your message or image to make sure it doesn't go over 3 minutes. You may experiment with a mode of your choosing. If your signal is noisy the higher modes may not work. Images are usually sent with MFSK128. Since images are usually large files you may have to edit them to cut down the size. Before the net practice sending your traffic to time it. This is a good opportunity to practice for the upcoming Limerick Drill and the upcoming October 5th SET. If you have any practice Limerick Drill or SET messages bring them along. There are stations that use acoustical coupling and MT63-2KL seem to work best for this so we will send out a Flmsg using this mode.

After the Fldigi session we will pick up the microphone for comments or questions. Also a good opportunity to discuss other digital modes. Or any suggestions for any future digital topics.


ARRL HF Band Planning Committee Reactivated to Address Spectrum Issues

How will this effect digital modes in Amateur Radio?

ARRL Proposal:

FCC Proposal:


Adopted: July 27, 2016

Released: July 28, 2016

Comment Date: (60 days after date of publication in the Federal Register)

Reply Comment Date: (90 days after date of publication in the Federal Register)

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Comment Filing System (ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR

24121 (1998).

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Allstar is a voice over IP communication mode based on the Asterisk PBX platform.
An analog type transceiver is connected to other Allstar nodes via the Internet.

Doug, WA3DSP, developed the code to run Allstar with an inexpensive Raspberry PI.

For more information see:

Thanks to Doug and the Philmont club for setting this up.


If anyone is interested in HF NBEMS nets there is a group called Pa NBEMS Net

To join the group click here: PA NBEMS

NBEMS stands for Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System.

The Pa NBEMS Net meets every Sunday morning at 0800L using Fldigi at 3.583
Barry, K3EUI, is the net manager.

We would like to see more participation from the DEN members.