On March 25th, the Hong Kong Police Information Technology Society (HKPITS) hosted guest speaker Don Trynor, VA3XFT, for an evening discussion about Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) and how it’s revolutionizing ham radio around the world. With over 100 licensed ham members, the HKPITS subsidiary, the Hong Kong People Radio Club (HKPRC), is one of the largest ham radio clubs in the Hong Kong area. Having already launched the first DMR-MARC connected DMR repeater in Asia under the call sign VR2TIG on December 2, 2013, the HKPRC has already has over 90 of it’s members using DMR to carry out their regular communications around the Hong Kong area.
“DMR is really catching on quickly with our members”, said Charles Tsang, VR2XJN and Committee – HKPITS. “Although we operate several Echolink nodes and FM repeaters around Hong Kong, many of our members prefer to use DMR due to audio clarity. Over the coming months, we will be adding more DMR repeaters to our existing DMR network here in the Hong Kong area, giving us blanket coverage throughout the region.” added Tsang.
Any hams in the Hong Kong area that are interested in getting started with DMR are encouraged to contact the HKPRC for more information.