New BrandMeister master server in mainland China

We are very excited to announce that a new BrandMeister master server 4601 is now operational in mainland China. This has been made possible with the help of Michael BD7MQB.

The  server is hosted at the multi-carrier Alibaba Cloud, offering low latency and fast data transfer to all users in mainland China.

For any assistance or further information, please check the BrandMeister China Wiki page, or check the QQ group 欢迎加入BM China 服务器讨论群,群号码:327069058.

New BrandMeister Last Heard : Better & Faster !

The BrandMeister DMR Last Heard has been nearly completely rewritten; for a more stable, reliable, and faster experience. It also includes new features !

Seriously Faster !

The last-heard has been rewritten and streamlined, from 500+ lines of code down to only 300 ! A significant gain of speed has been added with the elimination of all external lookups, which are now done ahead of time by the master servers.

More Features !

New features have been added to the Last-Heard. You’ll see a new Talker-Alias (TA) column, as well as c-Bridge names in the source column.

BrandMeister DMR Last Heard - New features

A feed is now built-in with more updated news !

Give it a try !

Go to https://brandmeister.network, and click on “Last Heard”. If you experience any error, please make sure to clear your web-browser cache !

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.

Authentication for Motorola SLR-series repeater is now fully working

The BrandMeister master server version 20170819-094229 fixed the previous issues encountered when authentication was turned ON for Motorola SLR-series repeaters.  The problem was due to a different handshake used by this model of repeaters.

Sysops using these repeaters can now use password authentication with the master server they connect to, if they wish to.