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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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Dynamic / PTT talkgoup reminder

Our friend Nathan, K4NWJ from the PRN system recently sent along the following reminder that we can all use.  Consider the impact of your transmission on others, and listen before you transmit.

When you're accessing PRN Chat 1, Chat 2, Tac 1 Tac 310 or 
whatever dynamic tg for the first time, and you need to PTT to 
start up the group, please just a momentary key. It can often 
take up to 45 seconds for you to 'hear' what could be currently
going on in a talkgroup. When you key up a PTT TG (whether repeater 
or hotspot) and give your call, name, and qth, you're very often 
talking over the top of people involved in a conversation. 

I agree, it's tough, you had it beat in to you not to 'kerchunk' a 
repeater, but with DMR just blindly transmitting for a bit on 
your first activation of the TG is usually very disruptive. 
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Internet at Richmond repeater site

UPDATE: internet has been fully restored.

The internet is down at the Richmond repeater site due to a technical issue.  We expect restoration before the end of the week but there is no timeline to report currently.  The Petersburg as well as Richmond BM sites remain active.  Watch here for updates.

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New codeplugs are here

Update 2/14/2018 – thanks for feedback on errors, new MD-2017 and 9600 files uploaded this morning.

A new round of updated codeplugs are available on the downloads page.  Please see the change log for full information about the updates. There are new radios this time, including the MD-2017, MD-9600 and D868UV.

The codeplugs contain all current DMRVA repeaters as well as the AWSVirginia repeaters in northern Virginia. If you hear WB4EOT on the air, please thank him for his dedication to the task of keeping these files fresh.  If you have useful feedback on these files, don’t hesitate to visit the contact us page.

 

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W4HFH Repeater is on the Air

Welcome to the Alexandria Radio Club… The 442.4125 repeater in Alexandria is now on the air. The standard talkgroup lineup applies.

Please send along coverage reports.

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System Maintenance

We will be performing system maintenance today, November 8. You may experience intermittent problems using the Echotest/Parrot TG during this time.

Thank you for your understanding.

UPDATE: Maintenance completed.

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New codeplugs have been posted

New codeplugs are available on the downloads page.  These include the new Fredericksburg and upcoming Alexandria systems.  The full changes are detailed in the Codeplug Change Log.

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Fredericksburg repeater is on the air

The new N8RAT repeater went on the air today!  The Motorola SLR5700 repeater and is housed alongside a new analog 224.74 (-) MHz repeater.  Both will serve the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and surrounding areas quite well.  The antenna is roughly at the 300 foot level.  Many thanks to the large team that came from three states to make this installation happen!

The repeater has the standard DMRVA talkgroup line up.  Local TG is linked to the Valley Local’s (H’burg, C’ville and Linden).  New codeplugs should be posted on the website in the next few days.

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Improved coverage from Petersburg repeater

Recently the Petersburg repeater was reconfigured and had major antenna improvements made.  If you are in the area please give it a try.  Coverage should be noticeably improved in the tri-cities, southern Chesterfield and I-85, 95 and 295 as well as route 460 areas.  Please send us reports.

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Coming Soon – Alexandria

Coming soon – W4HFH/R – 442.4125 MHz
Stay tuned for details on timing.

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Another one coming soon – Fredericksburg!

Coming soon – N8RAT/R – 442.1125 MHz
Should be on the air in early November.

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