PNWD will have a DMR repeater in town and a presentation on Saturday at Noon in the large Riverside A room.

Several of the PNW team are arriving early on Thursday and are staying until Monday.

  • UPDATES:
  • DMR Presentation; by N7ER Brad, Saturday, Noon in the Riverside A large room (confirmed)
  • Switched to U3 for DMR Simplex (446.075) as the primary off repeater comm channel
  • New Cathlamet repeater has best coverage while traveling to or from Seaside
  • DMR Repeater Onsite: N7LF is deploying a networked DMR repeater by Friday using the Mt Hood pair (444.1500+)

Comm Details for 2024

  • National DMR Digital Simplex – Primary: (U3): 446.075, Timeslot 1, TG ID 99, is our local DMR comm when off-repeater
  • DMR Networked Repeater: 444.1500 +5MHz CC1
    • This is the Mt Hood pair which is in the community codeplug as well as ACB files.
    • Talk-around or Direct is also available if you wish to monitor traffic also
    • The Comm Truck will be in the Convention Center parking lot day time hours
      • Before and after CC hours it will be 1 mile away on a 6 dB stick at 20 feet up
        • Heatmap – Coastal Coverage // Heatmap – HT in Town Coverage
        • Repeater service in Seaside is complements of Joel N7LF, a principal part of the I-84 Group.
  • Full HT coverage is expected inside the convention center building.
    • NOTE: Metro 2 is now Local repeater only at SeaPac so that Local 1 and Metro 2 are available solely for local event use only, no network traffic to busy the talkgroups
      • But FT are Wash 1, Oregon 1 and PNW Regional, so you might hear traffic if digital monitoring is active in your radio, but set with 10 minute HO timers
    • SEAPAC Only Callwatch /// Callwatch (PNW-A)
  • Talk-in and, on-site and Talk-out is on Talkgroup PNWR (31771 on TS2).
    • This talkgroup is on fulltime on most PNWDigital repeaters in the Pacific Northwest
    • Also available on Brandmeister, talkgroup ID: 31771.
    • Everyone not attending is encouraged to get on the air and hail those DMR folks at Seaside Oregon.

Repeater Talk Group Deck (updated for 2024)

TALKGROUPTG IDTSFUNCTION
Audio Test 299992P2/0
BC 130271P15/3
California 131061P5/3
Cascades 131911P15/3m
I-84 2314192P60/10 (longer PTT and HO than normal)
Idaho 131161P15/3
Local 131811FT/10 (longer HO than normal) Secondary in Town
Metro 231662FT/10 (longer HO than normal) Primary in Town
Montana 231302P15/3
Oregon 131411FT/3
Parrot 199981P1/0
PNW 131871FT/3
PNW 21031872FT/3
PNW Regional 2 (PNWR)317712FT/3 (with BM connectivity) Primary Talk-in/Talk-out
TAC 1-289512P5/3
TAC 2-289522P15/3
TAC 389532P15/5
Utah 23149P15/3
Washington 131531FT/3
Washington 21031532P15/3

Repeater Coverage Maps for 2024

Heatmap

Expected coverage outside of SEA-PAC hours when Comm Truck is off-site and on the 20 foot high omni Antenna

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Expected HT Coverage during daytime from the CC parking lot

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If you are interested in learning more about DMR, stop by the WA7HAA table in the Flea Market. Steve will be flying a beacon and PNWDigital sign. This tends to be a collection point for PNWDigital members.

You can also attend the PNWDigital DMR seminar at Noon on Saturday in the Riverside A room. The presenter will be Brad, N7ER, who if flying in from Florida for the event.


What happened at SEA-PAC 2022

Steve WA7HHA won this ICOM-2730A UHF/VHF dual band, dual receive, 50 watt mobile on Sunday


At the HAA table are (L to R): W7NCX, N6UOW, K7VKT, K7TPT and WA7HAA


Tripthi, K7TPT

I live in Portland, Oregon.  I’m 13 years old. I started ham radio with a Technician license in August 2020. I got my General in August 2021.

K7KVT was the person who got me interested in ham radio, and helped me get my license.

I use an Anytone 878 radio and I recently built a hotspot using a Raspberry Pi Zero.

My interests other than ham radio are:

  • Reading
  • Chemistry
  • Fixing things that are broken
  • Biking
  • Sushi 🙂
  • Baking

Call Signs seen on the local DMR Repeater (24 local users total)

  • AA1AO – Ardi – Dayton OR 3141236
  • AA7CL – James – Merlin OR 3185660
  • K6BRR – Dana – Packwood WA 3153087$$$
  • K7NUP – Steve – Pasco WA 3153390m
  • K7PIA – Phil – Buckley WA 3110506m
  • K7TPT – Tripthi – Portland OR 3173203
  • K7VKT – Venkat – Hillsboro OR 3170191$
  • K9ID – Ronald – Buffalo Grove IL 3117903
  • KA7IUG – Corrine – Gresham OR 3141062
  • KC7AAD – Rod – Spokane WA 3153034$amrv
  • KH7FR – Toby – Battle Ground WA 3115125
  • KJ7JXM – Robert – Lake Stevens WA 3155845m
  • KK7AOM – Richard – Puyallup WA 3185181
  • N6UOW – David – Brookings OR 3169001
  • N6UUU – Rebecca – Brookings OR 3180767
  • N7EE – Keith – Gresham OR 3144331
  • N7ISP – Adam – Post Falls ID 3116032
  • N7LF – Joel – Corbett OR 3141018$$mr
  • N7NKT – Michael – Stanfield OR 3179381
  • W7NCX – Dave – Vancouver WA 3153888$amrtv
  • WA7HAA – Steve – Portland OR 3141268$mr
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APRS Snapshot taken 0856 local time on Saturday, 6-4-22

Sparse attendance it appears…was busier when the doors opened this morning. This snapshot taken at 1330 local. I heard there were about 35 tables. This after a 3 year Covid-19 hiatus.


First Published: May 29, 2022 Last Updated: 17 mins ago by Mike – NO7RF

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