Rosston, TX DMR Repeater for Wide-Area Coverage

A new DMR Repeater has joined the ranks in North Texas, thanks to the DCARA club.

The small town of Rosston, located about half-way between Decatur and Gainesville, and carries a 2000′ tower for commercial TV use.  Hams have had repeaters on that tower for several years, mostly consisting of Analog machines, such as the newly deployed 224.200MHz with Allstar capabilities.

About 2 weeks ago, a project spoken of for the last year, finally came to fruition.  The new DMR Repeater is connected to an antenna about 1500′ up the tower, and  boasts of the coverage area on the attached image below.  The green area represents estimated HT coverage, while the yellow area shows mobile coverage.

The programming information is as follows, with the possibility of more talkgroups being added later:

440.6875 +5MHz offset, CC1
TS1 – DFW Metro (TG2)
TS2 – Texas Statewide (TG3148)

 

End-of-Year Round Tables

Our team of Round Table host have come across a few personal and scheduling issues that will prevent us from being able to host our November 12th edition. This was not what we wanted, but in order to accommodate these issues, we discussed it, and decided to postpone them until the new year.

Our past round tables have been great fun and a great learning opportunity. It is our hope to pick back up on January 14th. Registration will reopen in January and we hope to see you there.