Nixa Amateur Radio Club & Southwest Missouri DMR Information

The Nixa Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (K0NXA) entered the world of DMR (Digital Mobile Radio) in May 2017 with the installation of a UHF Brandmeister DMR repeater in South Springfield.  As a club, we are interested in not only expanding DMR in the Southwest Missouri Region, but also joining forces with groups such as the BYRG in the Kansas City Metro Area to expand DMR throughout Missouri.

The club currently supports 2 DMR repeaters in the Springfield area and has helped with the Brandmeister Repeaters in operation in Bolivar and Nevada and is actively working with other groups to expand the DMR coverage in the region.

Brandmeister DMR repeaters in the Springfield Metro area:

443.400 +            Color Code 5       Located in South Central Springfield atop Cox South Hospital
146.775 -             Color Code 5       Located in Northeast Ozark

Both repeaters follow our region plan for static and local talkgroups:

TS 1        31291     SWMO (Southwest Missouri) Talkgroup
TS 1        3129       MO Statewide
TS 1         2              Local 2
TS 1         9              Local 9

TS2         31201    BYRG (Back Yard Repeater Group) KC Metro Talkgroup

If you are travelling through the area, you are welcome to use any talkgroup that is not listed above as static EXCEPT 3100.  To use a talkgroup not listed, please use it on TS 1 because the BYRG talkgroup is an active talkgroup on the repeaters.  We do allow private calls, but please be aware that they are not private.  We ask that you limit your private calls to 5 minutes or less so as to not tie up the repeaters.  We do allow for the use of GPS reporting to the Brandmeister APRS.FI server and routinely use that function during bike rides and other communications events where access to our local digipeater is limited.

In addition to the two Nixa ARC sponsored DMR repeaters, you may also be interested in the following Brandmeister DMR repeaters in the region:

443.675+              Color Code 5       Bolivar, MO
443.975+              Color Code 5       Nevada, MO
444.675+              Color Code 5       North Springfield
444.525+              Color Code 5       Neosho 

We are looking to expand the DMR network into the Joplin and Branson areas and beyond.  If you have an interest in installing a normal or wide coverage DMR repeater on the Brandmeister network in support of DMR in our region, please email [email protected] for more details.