EmComm and Public Service information

2-1-19:  Added EmComm 1 (8957 TS1) and 2 (8959 TS2) talkgroups.  For use by EmComm groups only and only on their repeater(s).  It is a local only talkgroup and not linked elsewhere unless by agreement. As it is dedicated only for EmComm, it can be used for monitoring up to 7/24 without the distractions of the normal DMR traffic.

9-17-17: PS 1 and PS 2 have been added to all participating WA repeater managers including HKS's Sultan repeater as well as our EmComm MMDVM portal.  PS 1 is FT with 120 minutes of hold-off and PS 2 is PTT for 60 minutes connect time and with 60 minutes of hold-off time.

The PNW DMR network wishes to support Washington state EmComm and other public service or public benefit organizations.  We have up to 4 dedicated talkgroups solely for use to support EmComm activities.  2 ot the talkgroups can be used simultaneously so two communications links can operate independently for additional traffic or for different purposes.  EmComm talkgroups enable 7/24 monitoring without the bother of normal recreational DMR traffic.

We have affiliated with HamWAN which provides PNW DMR with use of their microwave backbone IP network.  This increases the robustness of our network and provides us with less dependency on the public IP networks (Internet).  We are also working to provide MMDVM servers for additional "Bridgets" via HamWAN, a project in active development now.  We also have 2 additional POP's in Spokane and Bremerton and they are now able to host our services rather than use out of state servers.


Participating Washington EmComm Repeater List
Repeater City - Heat Map

Information - Details

Freq / Offset
Color Code / Contact

Coeur d'Alene - Blossom Ridge I-90 corridor coverage, about 69 miles from 4th of July Pass ID to Four Lakes WA (Hwy 904), north to Sagle, supporting WA EmComm due to extensive coverage into Washington. 444.475 +5Mhz; CC1 - BP
Bellingham - Lookout Mtn Wide area coverage, I-5 corridor; Everett to Vancouver BC 440.9250  +5 Mhz CC1 - BP
Boistfort - BawFaw
Vancouver - Larch VHF
Wide area I-5, Olympia to Vancouver WA, some coastal coverages,HamWAN connected 440.7375 +5 Mhz CC1 - BP
Bremerton - Gold Mtn Wide area I-5, Downtown Seattle; Puget Sound to Lynnwood, HamWAN connected 440.7000 +5 Mhz CC1 - BP
Everson - Sumas Mt WA Operating low level but with wide coverage, onsite in the spring 2019, Mt Sumas NetWatch 440.3750 +5 Mhz CC1
Ellensburg - Suneast I-90 corridor coverage from Cle Elum to 7 miles west of Vantage, Ellensburg/Moses Lake combo heatmap 440.9250 +5Mhz; CC1 - BP
Ferndale - Vista Ridge Fill-in coverage area: I-5 440.7375 +5 Mhz CC1
Longview/Kelso - Rainier Hill Wide area, I-5, Portland, OR to Napavine, WA 441.7000 +5 Mhz CC1
Lynnwood - Gunnysack Low level, I-5, Seattle to Marysville, Puget Sound 444.1500 +5 Mhz CC1 - BP
Mazama UHF - E-Town North Methow Valley; Winthrop to Mazama WA, low level 433.15 +16.5 Mhz CC3 - BP
Mazama VHF - E-Town North Methow Valley; Twisp to Early Winters/Lost River WA, low level 145.5100 +2 Mhz CC3 - BP
Moses Lake - Frenchman I-90 corridor coverage from Vantage to Ritzville, install pending: Sept 2017, Ellensburg/Moses Lake combo heatmap 440.9250 +5Mhz; CC1 - BP
Olympia - Capitol Peak I-5 corridor coverage, Castle Rock to Seattle plus Coastal, HamWAN connected 440.7125  +5Mhz; CC1 - BP
Seattle - Cougar Mtn Wide area, I-5 corridor; Tacoma to Everett 441.2875 +5 Mhz CC1
Spokane - Lookout Pt Wide area, I-90 corridor; Ritzville to Coeur d'Alene 444.1500 +5 Mhz CC1 - BP
Sultan - Haystack Mtn HKS Network repeater; wide area, I-5 corridor / More info 444.4000 +5 Mhz CC1
Tacoma North - Ruston Tacoma / Seattle area fill-in 440.7250 +5 Mhz CC1 - BP
Vancouver - Larch VHF Oregon wide area I-5, Salem to Keslo, HamWAN connected, On the Boistfort manager for open use of WA TG's in Oregon, changing to 145.17 by 6-26-18 147.1500 +.6 Mhz CC1 - BP
soon: 145.1700 -.6
Note:  Dark grey shade indicates Not Available; not participating, not online or pending install, planning or repair
Click on City for a general map or area or click on the hilltop for a RF coverage area map
Heatmaps are approximate as exact location/RF details are seldom provided to PNW



Washington Repeater Talkgroups of interest to EmComm

Talkgroups TS 1 / TG # TS 2 / TG # Timers Brief Description     --     More TG Details
EmComm 1 8957   F/10 EmComm 1 and 2 are only to be used by EmComm Groups on their repeaters, local only unless agreed otherwise by those groups.  Typically, 10 minute hold-offs timers on all same timeslot talkgroups.
EmComm 2   8959 F/10
PS 1 3190   FT/120 EmComm or Public Service Events Only, Full Time statewide talkgroup, all WA repeaters with 2 hour exclusive use timer enabled or extended by either by active local use or short PTT or Ker-chunk to start or renew the hold-off timers.
PS 2   103190 PTT60/60 EmComm or Public Service Events Only, Part Time statewide (capable) talkgroup; keyups on any local repeater will connect to any other PS 2 repeaters that have also been enabled by a local kerchunk.  Continued local use at least once per hour will maintain the connection to any other active PS 2 repeaters, if any.
Local 1 3181   FT Can be used if only 1 repeater is adequate for EmComm event coverage needs.  Suggest using Local 2 befor use of Local 1
Local 2   3166 FT
PNW 1 3187   FT PNW Main All Repeaters; Priority, Calling or short QSO use ONLY
PNW 2   103187 FT PNW's Secondary All Repeaters, QSO's OK
PNWR 2 (bm)   31771 FT PNW Regional talkgroup with Brandmeister the PNW Region
Washington 1 (bm) 3153   FT Full time statewide talkgroup, with Brandmeister
Washington 2   103153 FT Full time statewide talkgroup, all repeaters

NOTE:  PS 1 is fulltime with 2 hour HO timers  //  PS 2 is PTT for 60 minutes with 1 hour HO timers // EMComm 1-2 local only
General Note for other talkgroups:  PTT:  On timer:15 minutes / Hold-off timer: 3 min; default unless noted above  (PTT Info)


Handy Links for EmComm Information

MMDVM Supports PS 1 and PS 2 / MMDVM server portal for openSpots, ZUM and Nano client devices
Heat Maps Stale: Current combined: Washington  /  Washington Repeater Location Map
NetWatch Online status and activity for PNW's Minimal NetWatch  //  NetWatch-b
User Guides PNW's New User's Quick Start  //  Oregon User's Guide  //  Generic User's Guide  //  DMR Doc Project  //  Info Dir
Quick Start Quick or entry document for new users to get up to speed on using the PNW DMR network
Talkgroup Info A primer for PNW users to help understand the features and power of talkgroups.  Much more information on each talkgroup and how they operate on PNW // MCT operation explained  //  Brandmeister/c-Bridge talkgroups
Talkgroup PTT Complex subject: What are Part Time Talkgroups, PTT or Push-to-Talk Talkgroups & what are their affects on the timeslots; advanced


 Revised: 02/16/2019 07:56


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