The club is an originating sponsor of the Mid-South Area Repeater Linking Network which connects repeaters in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The MARL-Net local station is hosted by the 442.800 repeater in Olive Branch. This network uses the Internet and Wires-X to connect all member clubs. This Wires-X hub is connected 24 hours a day to the 442.800 repeater via Analog RF connection and serves as a local connection to this network. There are issues with linking repeaters in this manner and it is highly encouraged that anyone wishing to link first send an email to Information@w5obm.com. for further clarification. Repeater hangs and looping can occur if not properly coordinated. Connection logs are maintained and violators will be black-listed from making connections that impact the quality of service we strive to provide.
The MARL-Net holds a directed net each month on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00pm. Participating clubs take turns hosting the net. NCS operators must be trained before calling the net and will receive a certificate of completion after their training is completed.
This is a fun net! We expect that additional clubs in the tri-state area will be added. Other than just being fun, this net also proves that under certain circumstances, the Internet can serve a useful purpose in emergency situations and this is a great exercise in communicating over a larger area. And... we get to meet great new people! Please join us on the fourth Tuesday night of every month at 7pm for the MARL-Net. You can join us on one of the following repeaters:
MARL Participating Clubs Repeater Information
|Atoka, TN (Tipton County)||149.49||100.0||C4FM Capable – Wires-X PDN mode, No Wires-X Room|
|91.5, 91.5||C4FM or Wires-X #62438 - N5MIG Room - Analog
C4FM or Wires-X #80796 – Digital Only
|Olive Branch, MS||442.800||107.2, 107.2||C4FM or Wires-X #64052 – The Magnolia-Link - Digital Only|
MARL-NET HUB Wires-X #64620 - Analog
|West Memphis, AR||444.200||107.2||C4FM or Wires-X #68436|
|Stuttgart, AR||TBD||TBD||C4FM or Wires-X|
|Wynn, AR||TBD||TBD||C4FM or Wires-X|