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Here are the Outer Banks DMR Zones to add to your radio code plug. There are 4 repeaters in our area that are connected to the NCPRN network which includes PRN and many other talk groups that can be accessed from all of the repeaters. Talk Group 2 is PRN, Talk Group 1 contains several talk groups and the Local talk group which is the most popular here. Talk group Local  is networked to all the repeaters listed below, talking on one is heard on all.

Mamie  (Corolla, Kitty Hawk, Duck, Southern Shores)     

Mamie, NC
442.850 +
Color Code 1
Talkgroups Available on Time Slot 1
Local — 27500
PRN Chat 1 — 27501
PRN Chat 2 — 27502
DMRX TAC 310 — 310
DMRX TAC 1 — 8951
DMRX BrandMeister — 3100
Echotest Server — 9998
Talkgroups Available on Time Slot 2
PRN — 2

Nags Head (Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Rodanthe)
Nags Head, NC
444.9875 +
Color Code 1
Talkgroups Available on Time Slot 1
Local — 27500
PRN Chat 1 — 27501
PRN Chat 2 — 27502
DMRX TAC 310 — 310
DMRX TAC 1 — 8951
DMRX BrandMeister — 3100
Echotest Server — 9998
Talkgroups Available on Time Slot 2
PRN — 2

Buxton (Avon, Buxton)
Buxton, NC
444.0625 +
Color Code 1
Talkgroups Available on Time Slot 1
Local — 27500
PRN Chat 1 — 27501
PRN Chat 2 — 27502
DMRX TAC 310 — 310
DMRX TAC 1 — 8951
DMRX BrandMeister — 3100
Echotest Server — 9998
Talkgroups Available on Time Slot 2
PRN — 2

Englehard  (Hatteras Island, Ocracoke, Nags Head)

Engelhard, NC
442.4625 +
Color Code 1
Talkgroups Available on Time Slot 1
Local — 27500
PRN Chat 1 — 27501
PRN Chat 2 — 27502
DMRX TAC 310 — 310
DMRX TAC 1 — 8951
DMRX BrandMeister — 3100
Echotest Server — 9998
Talkgroups Available on Time Slot 2
PRN — 2

Website Links to check out for the Outer Banks:
NCPRN Last Heard -
http://ncprn.net/?page_id=71
NCPRN Home   
http://ncprn.net

Analog repeaters on OBX and setup

Tytera  MD380

Click on the above radio type for the latest Code Plug  NOTE  when you load the code plug you MUST change the user information to your info, especially the ID.   If you try to contact a radio that has the same ID as the radio you are using, it will not hear you.           CS750 updated 5/7/15             To get a DMR ID for your use go to  DMR Registration

More about DMR   






http://dmr-marc.net/index.html
This is the main DMR site and you will see Database  Repeaters and other headers on the page. Look at the repeaters, those are all the ones in the digi system you can reach. Our NC-PRN system is in Purple (see attached) circled in red. When you on on PRN (time slot 2) when you key up every repeater in purple will transmit your signal. Radios there might be listening and some might answer. When you switch to LOCAL (time slot 1) then the local repeaters all transmit your signal. These are the Englehard, Bodie Island, Buxton and Duck repeaters. Buxton is not doing much other than working for Richard. Duck is at Scott’s house on Spot Rd in Currituck waiting to go on Mamie or the Duck water tank. When there they all repeat what they hear on local.

 Go to the Database and select the top check box and enter K4OBX and you will see all the hams with DMR so far in this area. When we get a repeater set up as W4PCN new hams can be there too and you will see some others if you enter WB4YNF which is the Englehard repeater.

Check the lower check box and enter K4OBX and you will see the list of repeaters in our local group.
http://www.ncprn.net/lastheard.html

This is a cool webpage that shows everyone using the NC-PRN system. That is the system in purple also attached. When Richard K4HAT keys up the very top box shows he is talking and on what repeater and which call group. Call groups are PRN (full system), local (our local 4-5 repeaters), TAC1 and TAC310 (these are talkgroups to talk with anyone anywhere in the US or Canada or where ever on. Read the info under the other headers on this page to learn a lot about the system.

A code plug is the program that sets up your radio to use and understand the talkgroups, the freqs and settings to get into each repeater and how you radio operates. I only know how to use the code plug for my radio a CS700 but they are all somewhat the same, the software for them can vary I suppose. The code plug must be correct to use the system correctly.

W4PCN  OBRA - Outer Banks Repeater association

1.  What analog radio should I buy?


Your selection of radio is a personal choice. 

If this is your first radio you might be cautious about how much to pay.


In order to work our local repeaters you will need as a minimum a "2M hand held radio". 

     A Dual band is better  2M/70cm.


There are a lot of new inexpensive Chinese radios available from various radio retailers - including Amazon.  Costs run around $30 for a Baofeng.  Most modern radios are hard to configure - so we recommend the Remote Control cable and control software.


The UV-5R and UV-82 seem popular and we may be able to help program if you have problems.


KC8UNJ has a great selection of free control software for Yaesu and Baofeng radios.


This is what I bought (all from Amazon)

Equipment


This page is about if you're new to radio, what radio to buy ...


Digital 

The OBX is going digital  so here is a suggestion for   CS700  or  CS750  (available from Amazon)  DMR Digital Handheld.  It is distributed by  CSI   link to CSI site here  


Don't forget an extra battery, programming cable and download free programming software.