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.

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”