• Get the NBEMS/FLDIGI Software
  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Calibration
  • Getting Started - 1st Contact
  • EmComm Modes - Descriptions
  • Opererating Protocols and Proceedures
  • WPA Standardized FLDIGI Files
  • Other NBEMS/FLDIGI Resources
  • wpaNBEMS Yahoo Newgroup
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    The purpose of this site is to help elmer those interested in NBEMS/FLDIGI for Emergency Communications and to develop standardized proceedures and settings for the use of the software.

    The use of the NBEMS software requires nothing more than a laptop or desktop computer and an amateur radio transciever (even an HT) to send and receive data/text using the NBEMS soundcard-based digital software.

    This site concentrates on only a few of the primary digital communications modes available within the FLDIGI software package that are best suited to Emergency Communications.

    A key to promoting the widespread adoption of digital communications is to keep the protocols as simple as possible and providing means of conducting digital communications with the use of equipment and transceivers that are already commonly used.

    The NBEMS/FLDIGI software is the perfect package for digital emergency communications because it is:

    - FREE!
    - Easy to configure
    - Easy to use
    - Easy to modify and standardize
    - Works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux systems
    - Usable without the need for additional/complex/expensive hardware

    Join us for on the air testing!

    All properly licensed amateur radio operators are welcome and encourged to join us. Here's our current on the air schedules:

    - Saturday Morning Ragchew usually starts with Olivia 8 tone, 500 Hz (8/500) at 10am local time on 3.5835 MHz USB. Under poor conditions we may decide to switch to 16/500 or 8/250 Olivia

    -Our Formal Sunday Morning EmComm Net starts at 10am local with Net Control call on 3.5835 MHz USB using 8/500 Olivia then after checkins, depending on conditions, we move to Olivia 16 tones, 500 Hz (16/500) or Olivia 8 tones, 500 Hz (8/500). After checkins and comments, Net Control will proceed by sending an MT63 1k long (1000 Hz, 64 bit long interleave) bulletin broadcast message.

    - Sunday Eve FM net starts at 8pm local on designated local repeaters, usually W3YJ in Pittsburgh (443.450 MHz / 100 Hz PL / Echolink #177325) with testing of MT63 2k long (2000 Hz, 64 bit long interleave). We're hoping to expand our participation in this net to test relaying to other high-profile repeaters in Western Pennsylvania using MT63 2k long.

    Please join in!

    NEW! Here is the Powerpoint Presentation used during the Jan 24, 2009 ARRL Atlantic Division Webinar on NBEMS/FLDIGI Sound Card Modes:
    NBEMS Power Point (right click, then "save target as" or "save link as" to download the file)

    The file is free to download and redistribute as long as it is not modified without the permission of David Kleber, KB3FXI. My contact information is current on Feel free to contact me via email with any questions.