Throughout 2021 the HEARS Repeater Network will move many of the existing UHF analog repeaters to DMR. Some new DMR repeaters are also planned (more info as plans progress).
The analog network has served us well for over 15 years. DMR will provide additional repeater capacity (local and wide-area talk groups) and will give the network administrators better control over the infrastructure which is spread many miles apart across three states.
We are also partnering with DMRVA and NC4ES (Eastern Healthcare Preparedness Coalition) to significantly expand amateur radio communication capability. Certain talk groups on certain repeaters will pass to each network. Please refer to the DMR Talk group page for additional details.
As with any project of this size & scope, plans may change along the way. We will update the website often with pertinent information.