Washington PNW DMR networks actively support
EmComm and other public service
groups that wish to use our
Washington repeaters. Any
organized group activity is welcome.
Your event will have priority on our
talkgroups over other normal network
contact us to reserve dates
and times as well as to discuss
specific needs. This will
enable PNW DMR to provide the most
efficient resources and notify our
members of upcoming events to reduce
inadvertent use during your event.
We can provide
you with single or multiple
repeaters, locally or statewide
services. By default our PS 2
talkgroups are set-up to operate
independently but public service
event personnel are easily able to
add more repeaters as needed, in the
field or on the fly. With
prior arrangements, we are able to
schedule unique setting that will
set-up our repeaters to suit your
PS 2 is the
primary public service talkgroup.
PS 1 is a secondary talkgroup
available if needed.
PS 2 is also
capable of supporting a Brandmeister
talkgroup (TG ID 31771) if needed.
This requires prior coordination as
it is normally our PNWR 2 talkgroup
which is available on select
repeaters via PTT ("push to talk" or
"part time talkgroup").
Brandmeister brings several benefits
to the table with little downside.
PS 1 and PS 2
talkgroups are designed to function
in an emergency. Nothing must
be enabled or programmed ahead of
any event. So these services
are available at any time. Of
course any talkgroup can be used for
an emergency. We suggest
Washington 1 or PNW 1 as the initial
talkgroups of choice as all our
users have these talkgroups
programmed and generally are
listening via scan or Rx Groups.