Network News: (Updated 21/09/2023)

-We could do with an additional net controller for the Tuesday night VK-DMR Net. Peter – VK5DMR has run the net consistently for the last 5 years – thanks Pete, that’s certainly a great effort! So…. are you interested in lending a hand? If so please contact Peter VK5DMR/VK4NBL – you’ll find his email address on

-TG505 – should I QSY? It’s kind of a gentleman’s agreement really. TG505 is recommended to be used as a “Call Talk Group”. Some repeaters are “battery/solar only” so if you have a long QSO on TG505 it keys every VK repeater and connected hotspot. This means that the battery repeaters may drop off the network. So…. once you have established contact with another station please QSY off TG505 to a TS1 Talk Group – 3801-3809 to leave TG505 free for others to call.

-New repeater for Dubbo, NSW RadNET – The digital radio network for ARNSW have announced that a new repeater has been installed at Dubbo. Frequency is TX 439.950/RX 434.950. This repeater has a fantastic reach. Thanks to Brett & Paul at the Orana Region Amateur Radio Club.

-Our new New Facebook Group membership is growing – Join Now – Click the Image below.


The VK DMR Network is a repeater and hotspot based network for Australian amateur operators – there are 50+ repeaters all over Australia plus over 250 hotspots connected to the network.

View the Repeater dashboard Real-Time data:

View the Hotspot dashboard Real-Time data:

The VK DMR network has repeaters linked together directly via IP. This allows interconnection of repeaters anywhere in Australia.

Also hotspot users can connect to the network, making the network very user friendly with total flexibility for all operators whether at home, mobile or portable.

Australian DMR amateur repeaters are located in most States/Territories.  Most operate in the 70cm UHF band.


Each radio used on the DMR network must be programmed with a unique ID number called DMR/RADIO ID.

You MUST program it into your radio for it to work correctly on the network.

DMR ID numbers can be obtained here.

The user ID database may also be found at the same link.


PLEASE check your transmitted audio for the correct mic gain in your radio and adjust as needed.

Ask for a radio check, or use the Parrot to check your audio level.


Many DMR radios have GPS with the facility to transmit GPS position over the network.

This function is not supported by the VK DMR Network, and must be SWITCHED OFF.


The VK DMR Network has many repeaters, hotspots and links.  Please leave a break of at least 4 seconds between overs, no matter which talk group you are on and whether on a repeater or hotspot. This will allow other users enough time to disconnect from the talk group or break in to your QSO.

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