We ran database query over the past 6 months and have seen that more than 54,000 unique DMR IDs have been utilizing the BrandMeister network. That’s more than half the number of IDs assigned by DMR-Marc !
As of today, 16,000 unique users have created a Self-Care BrandMeister account . (per call-sign; some call-signs might have several DMR IDs)
Thank you all for your continuous support for the BrandMeister DMR network!
Update: XLX 2.2.2 now fully functional with BrandMeister DMR, including D-Star traffic originating the inter-connected XLX.
The new BrandMeister Master server version 20180116-121244 brings the ability for a master server to establish an interlink with xlxd 2.2.1 . For reflector administrators, one of the major benefits of xlxd 2.2.1 is the ability to handle both D-Star and DMR audio flows with the ability to leverage AMBE transcoding.
When an interlink is established between a BrandMeister TalkGroup and xlxd 2.2.1, it is important to know that xlxd will only perform D-Star~~DMR AMBE transcoding when sending D-Star audio to the BrandMeister master server. Outbound audio from BrandMeister DMR to the XLX server intended for D-Star traffic is not being AMBE-transcoded by the XLX server.
Below is a technical explanation of the reason. If you are planning to request an interlink, please also take notice of the current xlxd issues.
Continue reading “xlxd 2.2.1 interlink now supported on BrandMeister Master Servers”
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.
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.
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 !
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 !
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)”