Reminder: A Region/State-wide DStar check-in net takes place every Thursday on REF030B. You may check-in anytime between 8:30 and 9:00 AM by just “quick keying” your microphone for about 1 second.
If you aren’t recognized by net controller Steve Jonas, K4SDJ, the first time you “quick key,” it’s okay! Just try it again the next time Steve calls for more check-ins.
This net is for ALL ARES members. Hospital net members do not need to communicate from their respective hospitals, but they may if they like! You may just check-in from home – I’ll tell you 3 ways to do that just below – and when you’re called by Steve, indicate your affiliation as “Region G” or “East Central Georgia District,” and which hospital you’re connected to, if any, and that’s it. Listen to what everybody else says when they check-in to the net the first couple of times you check-in and you’ll get the hang of it in no time.
- D-STAR Reflector 030B
- Every Wednesday
By the way, stations who do not have a home DStar radio such as an Icom ID-5100A Deluxe are highly encouraged to get such a transceiver, or at a minimum, check out #’s 1 and 2 immediately below:
Three ways to get on D-STAR when you’re checking in from your house:
(1) A D-STAR dongle – no radio required.
(2) A MMDVM hotspot – requires a D-STAR radio, but it will allow your radio to transmit on any and all reflectors + also DMR, Fusion and often a few more digital modes.
(3) The 444.1 MHz K4BRK D-STAR repeater located 4 miles due north of downtown Waynesboro. It has pretty good coverage depending your elevation and antenna. When you click on the link and get on the arcgis.com webpage, click on “D-STAR” on the left and then look for K4BRK signifying the location of our Burke County D-STAR repeater.