The Metropolitan Emergency Radio System (MERS) utilizes talk group 33017 on Site 401 of the Metropolitan Area Regional Radio System (MARRS).
This talk group is usually patched to a simulcasted network of analog repeaters operating on 154.130 MHz using a CTCSS tone of 151.4 Hz. These repeaters are licensed to the Mid-America Regional Council under call sign WQVV524.
Usually broadcast around 6 AM CST (feed online 5:45-6:15 AM)
Usually broadcast around 1 PM CST (feed online 12:45-1:15 PM)
Sometimes broadcast between 6 and 7 PM CST (feed online 5:45-7:15 PM)
Monthly Weather Briefing:
Broadcast at 9 AM CST on the first Wednesday of the month. (feed online 8:45-10:30 AM on first Wednesday of the month)
There is usually an announcement during this briefing regarding the weekly weather radio activation test.
Monthly roll call:
At 10 AM CST on the first Wednesday of the month. (feed online 8:45-10:30 AM on first Wednesday of the month)
Due to the delay or possible failure of any of the equipment involved to provide this feed, it should not be used as a single source of information in making critical life-saving evacuation decisions.
The radio monitors the analog patch using an early 1980's era Motorola Maxar which connects to a homemade clone of the Decibel Products/Andrew DB220 folded dipole antenna. This feed, along with the Kansas City SkyWarn Net feed is encoded using a 1997-1998 era IBM Aptiva computer with an AMD 233 MHz processor with 64 MB of RAM. The soundcard is a CT4870 Creative Labs. The operating system is a GUI-less version of Linux Debian 6.0. Liveice is used as the source client.