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DMRVA is a Virginia-based, Commonwealth-focused digital mobile radio linked repeater system for amateur radio. For updates on the status of the system and repeaters, check the posts below often.

If you have questions please drop us a line.

73,

Jay – KD4BPZ
James – K4JK

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Portable repeater is on the air in Goochland

The portable repeater is currently on the air and deployed in Goochland County at a repeater site for a period of time for testing.  The goal is to determine the feasability of implementing a full time permanent system in this area.  The repeater is operating on a different frequency for this test – 444.5375 + 5 mhz.  All typical TG’s apply, and local is patched to Richmond, Petersburg and BrandMeister Richmond repeaters.  Test if you are able and send any reports along.

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Linden repeater is back on the air

2100: The repeater is restored – a UPS was replaced.

1000: The Linden repeater is off the air temporarily today while some site work is accomplished. The repeater should be back online at some point today.

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New codeplugs available

New codeplugs have been posted on the downloads page for all sorts of radios, including TYT, Connect System, Motorola, etc.  These codeplugs has various changes that can be found in the codeplug change log.  The update includes the new Linden repeater as well as the DMRVA portable repeater.  Please let us know if you find any errors in these files.

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Special Olympics – June 8 – 10th

Operators supporting the Special Olympics in the Richmond area will be using Timeslot 1 on the Richmond and Petersburg repeaters during the days of June 8 – 10th. All traffic on Richmond Local (TG 27500, TS1) will be managed by Special Olympics Net Control during this time.

Accordingly, all Talkgroups on Timeslot 1 will be unavailable for general amateur use during the duration of the Special Olympics nets. Please QRX but feel free to use VA Statewide (3151) and PRN (2) on Timeslot 2 as per usual.

Again, this only affects the Richmond and Petersburg machines. All other machines on the DMRVA network will be unaffected.

Thank you for your understanding during this important event.

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Thanks to the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club

The Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club hosted the DMRVA team at a special meeting this afternoon for members to learn about DMR as well as the repeater network.  It included a presentation as well as demonstration of a portable repeater.  Thanks to all who attended and we hope that you enjoyed the material.  We look forward to hearing more of you on the air!

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Talkgroup and Linked System Etiquette

Please take a moment to read about proper operating etiquette and conduct.

Talkgroup and Linked System Etiquette

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N8RAT Repeater Now on Air

N8RAT/R is now in the air from the WINC transmitter site near Linden, VA. The frequency is 443.16250+. It should provide good coverage of the I-66 corridor between I-81 and the outer DC suburbs, plus the I-81 Corridor between Strasburg and Hagerstown.

The Repeater carries the standard DMRVA talkgroup lineup plus West Virginia Statewide (3154) on TS2.

Please send along coverage reports.

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Coming Soon

Coming SoonN8RAT/R (443.16250+)

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Talkgroups reconfigured on Roanoke Repeater

The talkgroups on the Roanoke W5CUI system have been reconfigured to promote better use of the spectrum.  The repeater is no longer carrying the DCI Bridge (3100) talkgroup on TS1, or the PRN talkgroup on TS2.  Users are reminded that these talkgroups are still available on the other Roanoke repeater.

Repeater users are also reminded to consider proper operating etiquette when operating on a large linked repeater system like this – i.e. use the local talkgroup to speak to your friend who is using the same repeater as you.

 

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Richmond repeater is back on the air

The repeater site in Midlothian experienced a power failure due to the storms on Thursday, a lightening strike or a mixture of both.  There was damage to a host of equipment at the site and the Richmond repeater was off the air and the network for parts of the last couple of days.

After a thorough exam and status check, the repeater is back in service and operational.  Please report any issues or observations to us.  Thanks to WB4KXS, N4MW and N4ZRW for the assistance at the site, and as always a big shout out to the RATS board and technical groups for their support as well.

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