I will no longer be updating this webpage about Digital Amateur Radio in Newfoundland. I have taken a posting with my company in Nova Scotia and will hand over any work i have done to the Avalon Radio Amateurs Club to continue bring Digital Amateur Radio to Newfoundland.

73 Matthew VA1RF ex VO1EI .

Brandmeister DMR Nets


*************** ******* ****** Sunday Sunday ************************** **
420hamradio.network 302,024 Sunday 11:30 am EDT / EST Amateur Radio Newsline IN
SPARC 302,341 Sunday 7:00 p.m. EDT / EST Check in net / Ragchew IN
Tech Talk NET 310 (TAC 310) Sunday 8:00 p.m. EDT / EST Technical discussions, questions & answers IN
Trans Canada NET 302 Sunday 9:00 p.m. EDT / EST Participation coast to coast across Canada IN
**************** ******* ****** Monday Monday ************************** **
Monday Evening Network 302 2 Monday 7:00 p.m. EDT / EST DMR FR
420hamradio.network 302,024 Monday 7:30 p.m. EDT / EST Ragchew IN
*************** ******* ****** Tuesday Tuesday ************************* **
Occasional Evening Tuesday Network 302 2 Tuesday 7:30 p.m. EDT / EST Occasional technique FR
420hamradio.network 302,024 Monday 7:30 p.m. EDT / EST Ragchew IN
Tuesday Evening Network Mauricie 302,245 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. EDT / EST Participation FR
VE3ORF / 3730 net 302 36 Tuesday 8:00 p.m. EDT / EST Check In IN
************* ******* ****** Wednesday Wednesday ************************* **
420hamradio.network 302,024 Wednesday 7:30 p.m. EDT / EST Ragchew IN
*************** ******* ****** Thursday Thursday ************************* **
420hamradio.network 302,024 Thursday 7:30 p.m. EDT / EST Ragchew IN
*************** ******* ****** Friday Friday ************************* **
420hamradio.network 302,024 Friday 7:30 p.m. EDT / EST Ragchew IN
Can-Net 302,050 Friday 9:00 p.m. EDT / EST DMR IN
*************** ******* ****** Saturday Saturday ************************* **
World Wide NET 91 Saturday 11:00 EDT / EST World Wide NET IN
World Wide YL only 955 Saturday 3:00 p.m. UTC World wide IN

Talkgroup Changes

A few weeks ago the Brandmeister admins got together and have changed a few talkgroups around.


3026 which we know as Canada English is now Alberta

3027 which we know as Canada French is now British Colombia


previously 30261 and 30271 were used for those provinces, these provinces deserved a talkgroup like the rest of the provinces. all canada English traffic should move to 302 and all provincial traffic for Alberta and British Columbia should move to 3026 and 3027.

as with all other provincial talkgroups i will move them to Time Slot 2 on VO1UHF as soon as transitions have been made completely.



VO1UHF Static Talkgroups Update NOV 2019


TG302( slot 1) Canada
TG3020(slot 1) Newfoundland & PEI
TG3021(slot 2) Nova Scotia
TG3024(slot 2) Manitoba
TG3025(slot 2) Saskatchewan
TG3026(slot 1) Alberta  , This TG use to be Canada English , it is now Alberta*
TG3027(slot 2) British Colombia, This TG use to be Canada French, it is now BC
TG3028(slot 2) Northern Canada
TG3029(slot 2) New Brunswick

TG302050 (slot 1) –   Freestar Cross  ( XRF005B | YSF 306010 | XLX416G )

TG302310 (slot 1) –  Canada Cross Link ( NXDN TG 302 | BM302310 | XLX302 C | P25 TG 302)

TG302024 (slot 1) – The 420 Ham Radio Network

*3026 will be moved to Time slot 2 eventually.

VO1UHF & VO1TZ Back On Air

This morning myself and VO1OE put VO1UHF and VO1TZ back on the air.

VO1TZ use to be a D-Star stack of VHF,UHF and 1.2Ghz radios. These radios have been removed and stored.

VO1UHF has been put in place of VO1TZ UHF on 443.400+ and is now DMR and DSTAR

VO1TZ VHF 145.090+ ( 100hz RX Tone )has been replaced by a DR-1X and is now C4FM and Analogue.

We also upgraded the modem on site ( Thanks to Don a bell tech here in the City that managed to get us up and running without having the headache of tech support)

The coverage area of VO1UHF extends from RCAF road in St. John’s to Paradise and Mount Pearl.

The Coverage area of VO1TZ favours the West end of the city and drops off at Allendale road in St. John’s.

Eventually VO1TZ will have the Wires-X node attached to it for linking, however right now it is local only.

If you have a motorola radio that needs reprogramming please contact me.


VO1UHF 443.600 +   

DMR Colour Code 5

Dstar VO1UHF B  / VO1UHF G


VO1TZ 145.090 +

Analogue ( 100hz RX tone)



Here is a listing of how the talkgroups have been set to static on VO1UHF  talkgroup(slot)

TG302(1) Canada
TG3020(1) Newfoundlnad
TG3021(2) Nova Scotia
TG3024(2) Manitoba
TG3025(2) Saskachewan
TG3026(1) Alberta ( Ex Canada English)
TG3027(2) British Colombia ( Ex Canada French)
TG3028(2) Northern Canada
TG3029(2) New Brunswick
TG30261(2) Old Alberta
TG30271(2) Old British Colombia