The WS9IDG repeater on 444.300 is a Yaesu DR1X repeater with a MMDVM (multimode digital voice modem). It is configured for DMR, Yaesu Fusion, P25, and D-Star digital modes. The repeater is located in Shiloh, Illinois, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis Missouri. The repeater is housed in the old shed that was the former radio shop of Norm "Red" Acker, K9RLH (SK). The shed is also home to the AA9RT, 145.110, analog repeater.
The antenna is at 49 meters (160.8 feet) above ground level. and has a gain of 9.20 DBi. The Yaesu has an output power of 63 watts. Transmit is 444.300 MHz and the receive is 449.300 MHz.. There are no 'tones' required to access the repeater. It operates in a variety of digital modes but does not support analog communications.
WS9IDG is linked to the Brandmeister System through the BM 3103 master server. It is connected to the Illinois Link Wires X room 21565, which links Brandmeister DMR 31171, fcs002-69, and YSF reflector US Illinois Link.
Static DMR Talk Groups:
Timeslot 1, Color Code 7:
3129 - Missouri Statewide
3169 - Midwest
Timeslot 2, Color Code 7:
2 - Local 2
9 - Local 9
31292 - STL Metro
9990 - Parrot (Private call)
Sample Code Plugs
The sample code plugs contain the static talk groups on the WS9IDG repeater and a couple of analog repeaters in St. Clair County, Illinois. You will need to update the code plug with your callsign and DMR ID.
Codeplugs from W9FE
The Illinois Link net is held every Sunday night at 08:30 PM. The repeater is locked in Fusion mode during the net. Jim, KB9TZQ, is the regular net control, but volunteers are encouraged to give it a try. Although the net aims to generate more digital activity by Illinois hams, check-ins have come from as far away as Canada and Australia.
The ARES Digital net is held the first and third Sunday of each month at 04:30 PM.