We’re now 3 months into having our own D-Star Reflector. REF034 was created specifically for the NEFL-Dstar network, but then the idea of the Hurricane Net arose, so we had the opportunity to use the reflector for another great purpose.
Reflector REF034 is owned and operated by the NEFL-Dstar Network, but all repeaters and dongle users are welcome to participate. Any groups or clubs that would like to schedule regular Nets on any of the REF034 reflectors are asked to contact first at WB6RTH@ARRL.NET. Following is the “normal” configuration of the reflectors:
- REF034A – reserved for FL Statewide ARES purposes – primarily the FL Hurricane Net which is scheduled for Monday evenings at 21:00. At all other times, it can be allocated to ARES related training, subject to being pre-empted if a Directed Net needs to be in operation in support of the Hurricane Net (or Fire Nets, etc as may be appropriate).
- REF034B – open for us during non-Net timeframes by any users – this is a great testing ground for D-Rats testing and training. If a Hurricane Net is in operation (not just a scheduled net, but a real potential emergency), please vacate this reflector so that a TACTICAL Net can be held on REF034B. The intent would be that affected areas could link together on REF034B in order to have an area-wide communications network, while larger-scale coordination would continue on REF034A.
- REF034C – is reserved for interconnect of the NEFL-Dstar machines (from Daytona Beach to the Georgia State Line). Other stations are always welcome to connect to this reflector – we always welcome our friends from Orlando, Winter Park, Lake County and Brevard to connect at any time, since this creates a virtual network of repeaters along the I-4 and I-95 corridors from west of Orlando to Jacksonville. During Hurricane Net, this reflector would be reserved for Tactical Nets and traffic.