Southeastern D-STAR Weather Net

The Southeastern Weather Net is focused on significant weather events in the southeastern area of the United States. This is an area that is frequented by hurricanes, tornadoes and other sever weather.  The Net meets weekly on Sunday evenings at 9:00pm ET, 8:00pm CT on REF002A. 

If Reflector 002A is unavailable or out of service, all repeaters and users on Dongles and DVAPs should connect to REF004A. Many repeaters are setup to automatically connect to REF002A just prior to net time.  Users can check the REF002 Dashboard at http://ref002.dstargateway.org to see if your lcoal repeater is connected for the Net.

When weather events do not exist, the Southeastern Weather Net focuses on training and creation of procedures for support of large scale events utilizing D-STAR as the communications medium.  During non-emergency periods, the Net allows users to practice operation of a wide area directed net with linked repeaters.

The Southeastern Weather Net operates a little differently from other nets. The net is called alphabetically by state. Users are asked to check in by the "quick key" method. A "quick key" is unique to D-STAR in that as a station transmits, their call sign is sent. Taking advantage of that, all a user needs to do is to key down for about a second. The Net Control Stations are watching the transmission logs and can see each user as they key down. After all of the "quick keys," users are then asked to provide their name, location and any traffic for the net by voice.

Connected Repeaters

A large number of repeaters are commonly connected to the Southeastern Weather Net.

Check with you local systems operators to see if your repeater is participating in the net. Many repeaters allow the users to link the repeater, if so, feel free to link your repeater to the net.

Discussions lists for users in the Southeast

Georgia D-STAR User Group Southeastern D-STAR Weather Net User Group
Alabama D-STAR User Group D-STAR Digital - General D-STAR
Louisiana D-STAR Users Group DVDongle User Group
West Central Florida D-STAR Users Group  
South Florida D-STAR Users Group  
North Florida D-STAR Users Group Southeastern US D-STAR Administrators

Operation Hints

  • Make sure to leave enough time after the last transmission before you transmit
  • Program your radios as if you were talking to someone local on your repeater, make sure gateway is in RPT2
  • Do not key down on your local repeater unless it is your turn. If you quickly hit your PTT you can interrupt communications for the entire net.
  • Check-in when your repeater is called. Don't check in when other repeaters are called. Net Control will come back around and ask for other check-ins.
  • During Quick-Key check-Ins, it is okay if all stations on a repeater quickly key-down one right after another. This accelerates the net operation.

Net Controls

We are looking for a number of Net Control stations to spread the load around. Please contact info@DSTARINFO.com if you are thinking about being a net control.

Net Script (Updated Version 3.2 - April 23, 2015)

Southeastern Weather Net Script  Word Format PDF

 

 

SE Weather Net Control Schedule

 

3-Dec-17 K3NON, Paul
10-Dec-17 KE4IKF, Amy
17-Dec-17 KM4DJO, Mark
24-Dec-17 W4AYK, Gene
31-Dec-17 WB4QDX, John
7-Jan-18 WB4TNH, Richard
14-Jan-18 WX1DER, Daryl
21-Jan-18 K3NON, Paul
28-Jan-18 KE4IKF, Amy
4-Feb-18 KM4DJO, Mark
11-Feb-18 W4AYK, Gene
18-Feb-18 WA4YIH, Ed
25-Feb-18 WB4TNH, Richard
4-Mar-18 WX1DER, Daryl
11-Mar-18 K3NON, Paul
18-Mar-18 KE4IKF, Amy
25-Mar-18 KM4DJO, Mark
1-Apr-18 W4AYK, Gene
8-Apr-18 WB4QDX, John
15-Apr-18 WB4TNH, Richard
22-Apr-18 WX1DER, Daryl
29-Apr-18 K3NON, Paul
6-May-18 KE4IKF, Amy
13-May-18 KM4DJO, Mark
20-May-18 W4AYK, Gene
27-May-18 WA4YIH, Ed
3-Jun-18 WB4TNH, Richard
10-Jun-18 WX1DER, Daryl
17-Jun-18 K3NON, Paul
24-Jun-18 KE4IKF, Amy
1-Jul-18 KM4DJO, Mark
8-Jul-18 W4AYK, Gene
15-Jul-18 WB4QDX, John
22-Jul-18 WB4TNH, Richard
29-Jul-18 WX1DER, Daryl
5-Aug-18 K3NON, Paul
12-Aug-18 KE4IKF, Amy
19-Aug-18 KM4DJO, Mark
26-Aug-18 W4AYK, Gene
2-Sep-18 WA4YIH, Ed
9-Sep-18 WB4TNH, Richard
16-Sep-18 WX1DER, Daryl
23-Sep-18 K3NON, Paul
30-Sep-18 KE4IKF, Amy
7-Oct-18 KM4DJO, Mark
14-Oct-18 W4AYK, Gene
21-Oct-18 WB4QDX, John
28-Oct-18 WB4TNH, Richard
4-Nov-18 WX1DER, Daryl
11-Nov-18 K3NON, Paul
18-Nov-18 KE4IKF, Amy
25-Nov-18 KM4DJO, Mark
2-Dec-18 W4AYK, Gene
9-Dec-18 WA4YIH, Ed
16-Dec-18 WB4TNH, Richard
23-Dec-18 WX1DER, Daryl
30-Dec-18 K3NON, Paul