Orillia Launches DMR Repeater, Expands DMR-MARC Network Coverage in Ontario

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On Sunday September 21st, the VA3URU Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) repeater launched in Orillia, ON, becoming the 8th ham radio DMR repeater active in Ontario. To access this system, hams will need a DMR capable radio, which are built by several manufacturers, including Motorola, Vertex Standard, Harris and Hytera, to name a few. Any hams in the Orillia area with a DMR capable radios will be able to use the VA3URU DMR repeater to communicate with other hams using any of the following virtual channels, otherwise known as “talk-groups”:

  • World Wide talk-group;
  • North America talk-group;
  • Canadian National talk-group;
  • Ontario Provincial talk-group;
  • Greater Toronto Area talk-group;

To access the VA3URU DMR repeater, the frequency is 444.6825 MHz, with a +5.0 MHz offset.

For more information about DMR, please check out the VA3XPR Digital DMR Repeater Page.

About Don Trynor, VA3XFT

Don is a 16-year veteran of the telecommunications industry and a licensed Canadian ham radio operator since 1988. He is passionate about VHF/UHF repeater communications, especially using digital modes and he has owned and operated a number of ham radio repeater installations over the years, including ones in both the provinces of Ontario (VE3/VA3) and New Brunswick (VE9). In addition to ham radio, Don enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, biking and astronomy.