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 !”
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.
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.
Master servers running the latest version 20170909 will now include the BrandMeister repeater callsign in the APRS digipath packets sent to the APRSgate.
To illustrate this, see the before/after examples below. Continue reading “BrandMeister repeater path added in the digipath field of APRS packet”
The new version 20170909-153823 is available as of today. Master server admins can apply this update as soon as they can. This new version is bringing several enhancements. Continue reading “New BrandMeister Master server version (20170909-153823)”
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.
Brandmeister master server version 20170810-074109 includes an improvement of the GPS detection algorithm for the TYT MD-380G running the MD380tools firmware as well as MMDVM GPS information.
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”