New England Digital Emergency Communications Network

DMR Nets

Some of you may know, there are several nets each week on various Talk Groups:

  • Sundays at 10 AM is the Maine Dirigo Net on Maine Statewide TG (3123)
  • Sundays at 8 – 9 PM is the PRA (Providence Radio Assn.) Net on NETAC1 TG (8801)
  • Mondays at 8 – 9 PM is the New England DMR Net on New England Wide TG (3181).  Good discussion of Tech Topics and New England Amateur Radio Events.
  • Mondays at 7:30-8 PM  New England Digital Swap Net  List your FOR SALE and WANTED TO BUY Items
  • Tuesdays at 8 – 9 PM is the Vermont State DMR Net on VT SW TG (3150)
  • Wednesdays at 8 – 9 PM is the YCCC Contesting and DX Net on NETAC1 TG (8801)
  • Thursdays at 7:30 – 8 PM is the SKYWARN DMR Net on SKY TG (759).  A discussion of weather events and reporting procedures.

SKYWARN – The National Weather Service at Gray, ME will periodically ask for SKYWARN Weather Observations, usually at the conclusion of a Storm Event. So, when the snow stops, or the radar screen clears, standby for their call for reports on SKYWARN (759) Talk Group.  If during the weather event, any observers have a significant report, such as a funnel cloud, or trees down, please call in on SKYWARN TG 759.  In the event of multiple weather activities by Gray, Norton, Burlington or Albany NWS offices, communications will shift to Statewide Talk Groups as appropriate (ME, NH, MA, RI, VT, etc.).

Net Script for Monday night New England Wide DMR Net

“Calling the New England DMR Net for Monday, [DATE].  This net meets weekly on the NEDECN New England Wide Talk Group, 3181, for the purpose of exchanging information about DMR radio products, repeater site additions or changes and other amateur topics of interest.  Please check-in with your callsign phonetically, your name, your location and whether you have a Question or Announcement.  Spread the calls out over 30 seconds.  I will take 5 at a time and then acknowledge those.  If you don’t hear your callsign acknowledged, try again.
Tonight we will start out with EMERGENCY TRAFFIC, followed by MOBILE STATIONS followed by the state of:
CT, MA, RI, VT, NH, ME, MARITIMES, NY, NJ, Anyone, Anywhere [mix up the order each week]
“Now listening for Emergency traffic….now listening for 5 mobile check-ins:
now from  _[STATE]_”
Tentative 2022 Net Control Station schedule:
June 6     NE1B
June 13   K1MUU
June 27   N1DM
July 4     ND1L ***Cancel due to holiday***
july 11   NE1B
july 18   K1MUU
July 25  N1WSD
aug 1     N1DM
aug 8     ND1L
aug 15   NE1B
aug 22   K1MUU
aug 29   N1WSD
sept 5    N1DM
sept 12   ND1L
sept 19   NE1B
sept 26   K1MUU
oct 3      N1WSD
oct 10    N1DM
oct 17    ND1L
oct 24    NE1B