We are trying something new at VE3LSR starting in 2019. We will be monitoring the NAAD alert feeds from Pelmorex and sending APRS beacons for any events in the Simcoe County Area. We are extending this to include Amber Alerts as well. Listen on the APRS frequency 144.390 APRS-2m with a packet modem and you will see the beacons from VE3LSR-4. They will be in the form BLNWX00-BLNWX19 where the last two digits are the zone to alert on. The Amber Alert will come out in the form of BLNAMBR.
To set up a Kenwood TM-D7xx radio to alert on these beacons, set your Bulletin Groups to alert on ALRT,AMBR,WX02,WX03 to get Amber Alerts and Weather Alerts for Barrie and Orillia.
Here are the zones if you want to set up for other areas:
WX01: Midland - Coldwater - Orr Lake
WX02: Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago
WX03: Barrie - Collingwood - Hillsdale
WX04: Bracebridge - Gravenhurst
WX05: Huntsville - Baysville
WX06: Newmarket - Georgina - Northern York Region
WX07: Shelburne - Mansfield - Northern Dufferin