BrandMeister Halligan Self-Care Login is back !

 

Update: The outage is now over, the Halligan Self-Care site is fully functional. Thank you !

If you are trying to authenticate on the BrandMeister Halligan Self-Care site, you will get an error message. This is not a password issue, and you do not need to request a password reset.

The BrandMeister development team is currently working on this site, and will restore the authentication functionality shortly.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience !

It’s BrandMeister 2nd Birthday !

Today, November 24th marks the second birthday of the BrandMeister DMR Network project!

Two years ago, BrandMeister revolutionized DMR HAM Radio by offering a uniform experience: any talkgroup accessible from any repeater or hotspot; the support for private calls; an audio web streaming server for all talkgroups, an easy to use web interface for repeater owners to do their own configuration, an interconnection with c-Bridges, D-Star reflectors, YSF reflectors, and the Wires-X network;  and a convenient wiki documentation.

Since then the core software and the back-end architecture have had several optimizations phases, and the implementation of the latest software technologies to ensure a fast network with high-audio-quality. New and unique feature have been added on a regular basis, such as repeater alerts,  repeater and hotspots passwords, Air Security,  a full APRS/GPS implementation for all common terminals, etc. Continue reading “It’s BrandMeister 2nd Birthday !”

Talkgroups numbers below 90, Clusters and Reflectors

As you may know, Talkgroups below 90 are reserved and do not route between BrandMeister master servers. Traffic stays within repeaters on the master. As of version 20171029-191416, the talkgroups below 90 should not be configured as static for any repeater.

For cluster usage, BrandMeister recommends to use Talkgroup 2 and Talkgroup 8.

Reflectors use TalkGroup 9 on Timeslot 2.

Abell R-80 Repeater is now supported by BrandMeister

The Abell R-80 DMR repeaters are now supported by BrandMeister master servers running version 20171029-191416 or later.

The R-80 is a 25W/50W repeater, available in VHF and UHF version, covering ham radio bands.

Important warning: before you go purchase this repeater, note that the manufacturer did not implement private voice calls, data calls, nor CSBK. Only voice will work (no GPS , APRS, SMS, Radio-Check, Talker-Alias, etc.) until the manufacturer implements it.

New page on BrandMeister master-servers for repeater hardware metrics

BrandMeister master server version 20170802-193953 brings a new feature for Motorola SLR et RadioActivity Kairos repeaters. Using your web browser, you can connect to the BrandMeister master server where one of these repeaters is connected to, and view the below real-time metrics. These values are not coming from the codeplug configuration, but are are being measured by the hardware real-time : Continue reading “New page on BrandMeister master-servers for repeater hardware metrics”