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Pacific Northwest DMR
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The PNW DMR network is a system of open use DMR repeaters located in the Pacific Northwest.  The PNW c-Bridge currently supports 39 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.

PNW is also affiliated with the BC-TRBO network in British Columbia Canada and the 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 MMDVM servers supporting 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 use times.

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 Links to to see more of our web pages.

Hams new to DMR (or DMR on PNW) should read the Quick Start and/or Best Practices pages or browse through our links page.  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.

Policy 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 Northwest interested in DMR and they do not know of our DMR network, please pass along our web address (www.pnwdigital.net) or Email address (pnwdmr@gmail.com).

 

Donate:  All repeaters are privately owned by our ham members.  If you wish deploy your own MotoTRBO repeater, assist PNW DMR with equipment, sites and/or expertise, please contact us at: pnwdmr@gmail.com. You may look our PayPal Pool page or learn more at our Support page.

 

 

 Revised: 07/08/2018 09:46

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