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

 

6-Nov-2016 K3NON, Paul
13-Nov-2016 KE4IKF, Amy
20-Nov-2016 KF4IRC, Brian
27-Nov-2016 W4AYK, Gene
4-Dec-2016 WB4QDX, John
11-Dec-2016 WB4TNH, Richard
18-Dec-2016 WX1DER, Daryl
25-Dec-2016 K3NON, Paul
1-Jan-2017 KE4IKF, Amy
8-Jan-2017 KF4IRC, Brian
15-Jan-2017 W4AYK, Gene
22-Jan-2017 WA4YIH, Ed
29-Jan-2017 WB4TNH, Richard
5-Feb-2017 WX1DER, Daryl
12-Feb-2017 K3NON, Paul
19-Feb-2017 KE4IKF, Amy
26-Feb-2017 KF4IRC, Brian
5-Mar-2017 W4AYK, Gene
12-Mar-2017 WB4QDX, John
19-Mar-2017 WB4TNH, Richard
26-Mar-2017 WX1DER, Daryl
2-Apr-2017 K3NON, Paul
9-Apr-2017 KE4IKF, Amy
16-Apr-2017 KF4IRC, Brian
23-Apr-2017 W4AYK, Gene
30-Apr-2017 WA4YIH, Ed
7-May-2017 WB4TNH, Richard
14-May-2017 WX1DER, Daryl
21-May-2017 K3NON, Paul
28-May-2017 KE4IKF, Amy
4-Jun-2017 KF4IRC, Brian
11-Jun-2017 W4AYK, Gene
18-Jun-2017 WB4QDX, John
25-Jun-2017 WB4TNH, Richard
2-Jul-2017 WX1DER, Daryl
9-Jul-2017 K3NON, Paul
16-Jul-2017 KE4IKF, Amy
23-Jul-2017 KF4IRC, Brian
30-Jul-2017 W4AYK, Gene
6-Aug-2017 WA4YIH, Ed
13-Aug-2017 WB4TNH, Richard
20-Aug-2017 WX1DER, Daryl
27-Aug-2017 K3NON, Paul
3-Sep-2017 KE4IKF, Amy
10-Sep-2017 KF4IRC, Brian
17-Sep-2017 W4AYK, Gene
24-Sep-2017 WB4QDX, John
1-Oct-2017 WB4TNH, Richard
8-Oct-2017 WX1DER, Daryl
15-Oct-2017 K3NON, Paul
22-Oct-2017 KE4IKF, Amy
29-Oct-2017 KF4IRC, Brian
5-Nov-2017 W4AYK, Gene
12-Nov-2017 WA4YIH, Ed
19-Nov-2017 WB4TNH, Richard
26-Nov-2017 WX1DER, Daryl
3-Dec-2017 K3NON, Paul
10-Dec-2017 KE4IKF, Amy
17-Dec-2017 KF4IRC, Brian
24-Dec-2017 W4AYK, Gene
31-Dec-2017 WB4QDX, John