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)

Let's begin the DEN  Tuesday evening at 7 pm with an  FLDIGI net.
How about trying  DOMINO EX 11  as our checkin mode.
Domino sounds pretty, and is easy to decode, as it uses  IFK
(Incremental frequency keying)  similar to THOR.
Prepare some traffic to send for practice using  MFSK128.

At  8 pm let's have a discussion on the  "new"  FT8  version 2
Check out QST  JAN 2019   on p.47 for an interesting article on  FS8CALL.  That mode is very interesting.

Then check out the article on p.72 on  FT8 and the RTTY Roundup contest, written by Joe Taylor K1JT  himself.  Maybe I can convince Joe to join the net from Princeton University.

We can then practice using  FT8  contest mode for the ARRL  RTTY  (and FT8)  Roundup coming up Jan 5-6 ?  We can practice on 80m digi band or via the FM analog repeater.


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.


On a side note if anyone is interested in HF NBEMS nets there is a new group called Pa NBEMS Net.  To join the group click here:

Then click Join This Group.  NBEMS stands for Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System and the Pa NBEMS Net meets every Sunday morning at 0800L using Fldigi.  Barry, K3EUI, is the net manager.  We would like to see more participation from the DEN members.