The PNW DMR network is a system of
open use DMR repeaters located in
the Pacific Northwest. The PNW
c-Bridge currently supports 40 plus MotoTRBO
repeaters in Idaho,
Oregon and Washington. We also
have deployed several c-Bridges, an
echo server and 8 MMDVM servers for
hotSpot support, much of it linked
via a private RF based IP backbone
also affiliated with the BC-TRBO
network in British Columbia Canada
HKS c-Bridge network and
repeater (Sultan WA/Haystack Mtn). PNW
DMR has select Brandmeister
talkgroups as well as some other
specialized assets including
multiple direct connecting
hotspot, MMDVM repeaters and high
power DMR simplex stations.
Many of our repeaters and networking
assets are linked via
HamWAN's microwave backbone.
This private IP network is preferred
as their services are most
dependable and better supports UDP
voice packets while the public IP
network manipulates UDP which lowers
voice quality and increases BER.
We are working with HamWAN to expand
their network coverage while
expanding our radio links to their
private network for more robust IP
connections free of UDP machinations
which typically are worst at peak
If you are a new user of PNW DMR
repeaters, check our our
Welcome Page. Our primary web
pages are available via the green
banner at the top of all pages
throughout this website.
Otherwise, click on the
to to see more of our web
Hams new to DMR
(or DMR on PNW) should read the
Practices pages or browse through
page. The Oregon North
repeater group has somewhat
different practices so try
to keep you QSO's to under 10
minutes generally. You may also catch us on
our Not-A-Net Gathering Wednesday
evenings on the Washington 2
talkgroup at 1900 local.
The Gathering was created in part,
to assist our newest members with
basic DMR information.
So please join us each week.
update: All regular
users of the PNW DMR Network
(excluding visitors or through travelers),
are requested to become members of
the PNW DMR network by registering at our
PNW groups.io subgroup . Members may use our
resources freely according to
our published best practices and
user guides. We encourage our
repeater users to become members but
push come to shove, you can plant
your feet and reject us. But
we do now require our users of our
networking services, such as
hotspots and IPSC to become members.
Read our policy update to understand
the difference and why we now would
like everyone to join our IO group.
Our repeaters are open use while our
networked services requires
membership. There is no cost
to join and all services are free.
PNW is growing.
We encourage new repeaters to be
deployed and want to help you expand
your RF coverages. We welcome
clubs to explore DMR and to join us.
We will also support local efforts
by interested area hams who wish to
get a DMR repeater deployed in their
area. We support MMDVM
based repeaters and encourage them
to join the network as well.
PNW DMR also wishes to affiliate
with and provide our services to, EMCOMM type groups such as
RACES, ARES or ACS and other independent
public service groups or ham clubs that support their communities. PNW DMR has available
specialized talkgroups for
Washington that are able to support
emergency communications as well as
public service events while still
allowing much of our regular
activity to continue without
interruption to our regular users.
If you know of
any hams or ham clubs in the Pacific
interested in DMR and they do not
know of our DMR network, please pass along our
web address (www.pnwdigital.net)
or Email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).