COSWN Digital Net September 4th, 2018

Attention DMR users within the ten central Ohio counties served by COSWN.  Please join us for the first DMR weather readiness net to be held on Tuesday September 4th at 8:00PM.  The digital readiness net will follow the normal analog net each week, beginning in September, over on DMR.

This will be a directed net that follows the same format as our current analog net.  The goal is to gauge interest and participation in the use of DMR.  If sufficient interest exists, our goal will be to integrate the digital net with the analog net.

At this time, we will only be conducting readiness nets on DMR.  We will not be monitoring DMR during a severe weather event.  146.760 analog remains the standard place to reach COSWN.

Now for some technical details:  A new DMR Talk Group has been created to support weather in the central Ohio area.  The new Talk Group ID is 31392 and it will be on Time Slot One of the Columbus DMR repeaters.  It will also be available to hot spot users via BrandMeister.

It is important to note that this talkgroup is not meant for routine communication or informal chat at any time.  While anyone is welcome to listen, only spotters in our COSWN Skywarn counties should check in. Those counties are: Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, Ross and Union. 

To briefly summarize, our analog net will take place on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM on 146.760 MHz.  A digital net will take place on DMR at 8 PM, TG 31392.  The format for both nets will be similar.  Additional details will be available on the COSWN and CODIG web sites.

The Central Ohio Severe Weather Network is excited to incorporate Digital Radio into our weather nets.  We look forward to your participation and value your comments and input.  Feedback forms will be available on the previously mentioned web sites.

Please join us.