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). Certain talk groups will pass to each network significantly expanding communication coverage across North Carolina & Virginia. Please refer to the HEARS DMR Talk group Matrix for details.
We are utilizing the RadioID.net DMR ID scheme for the system. To get your own DMR Radio ID, please go to https://www.radioid.net and sign up. There is no cost to get your ID.