19 Aug 2016
After a request, and discussion with the keepers concerned, slot 2 - TG9 local on both GB7EL and GB7RV repeaters have been linked. This will hopefully get a little more traffic flowing.
GB7RV joins the cluster.
6 Aug 2016
CORRECTED All OK - There seems to be an issue with GB7EL not connecting to the network at present, so local QSO's only. It's due a firmware upgrade, and so this will be done, and the network issue investigated asap. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Advance warning. We have been advised by the hosting company that they have planned a power upgrade on Thursday 14th evening at 19:00. The system is UPS backed, but if the outage lasts too long, it could see the bridge servers shutdown. All repeaters will continue to operate in standalone mode when the bridge is unavailable, and will reconnect automatically once back.
GB7EL joins the cluster.
We link to the OpenDMR hub, allowing access to the MARC talkgroups.
GB7HS, GB7HX, GB7TD, GB7MR and GB7LE move over from BrandMeister UK onto the Northern DMR bridge.
System goes into testing with a number of MotoTRBO repeaters.
A decision is made to develop our own DMR repeater bridge.
Please note that both this website, and the DMR repeater network itself are works in progress! We are Amateurs providing a service to other Amateurs, the repeater bridge is a ground up software development of the IPSC protocol, and we do not use any commercial or closed source solutions. Please bear with us, We're getting there!
The cluster is connected to the OpenDMR hub, giving accessing the MARC talkgroups. We peer into the network at the same level as the Phoenix DMR system, allowing users to speak to others around the world.
None of this would have be possible without the help and support of many others, NWT for server provisioning and hosting, Cort Buffington and the team at K0USY, for the pioneering work on reverse engineering the MotoTRBO IPSC protocol and turning it to an open source reality. EL for believing we could do it, and supplying access to test Moto repeaters. Michael for recognising something in what we are doing, and bringing his repeaters across. Rudy and Artem at BrandMeister for advice, support and a network link for testing wider routing. A hearty thank you to OpenDMR for seeing the benefit to all Amateurs and peering the networks to allow more people to chat!