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)

We will take checkins using Fldigi. The check in format is to add a line space and enter your callsign your name location and qtc if you have traffic or qru no traffic. Then add another line space to separate your check in from the noise.

ny3j Ron Bensalem Pa QTC

You can enter the text in the transmit window before hand then press the T/R button at the bottom right section of Fldigi. You can also press the T/R button then type. Be sure to click the T/R button to stop your transmission. We will take check ins using Thor22. We will switch to MFSK128 to pass traffic and images. For longer messages the sender can decide what mode to use. Let everyone know what mode you are going to use then change the mode and send your callsign and let the repeater drop before sending your traffic.

Remember to let the repeater drop before you transmit to reset the timer. The repeater has a short squelch tail after the courtesy beep. Be sure that your PTT delay is set. On a Signalink set the DLY to 12 o'clock. Set your transmit audio level so you don't distort your signal. It's handy to listen with another radio to your signal. Set your receive level so the Fldigi diamond is green.

Remember to turn on your TxID and RxID. Uncheck the squelch button and keep the slider at the bottom of the scale. RV and ALC should not be checked. Always keep track of your transmission time so that you don't time out the repeater. If your message is taking too long press the T/R button to stop the transmission. Remember to stop the transmission after an image is sent. Before you transmit always listen for any stations that may be trying to access the repeater by voice.

Any questions send me an email at ny3j at

73, Ron NY3J


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.