The PNW DMR network is a system of
open use DMR repeaters located in
the Pacific Northwest. The PNW
c-Bridge currently supports 35 plus MotoTRBO
repeaters with 24 in Washington, 10
in Oregon and 1 in Idaho. We also
have deployed several c-Bridges, an
echo server and 8 MMDVM servers for
additional repeater and hotSpot support.
Where possible, our repeaters are IP linked
HamWAN, a private RF based IP backbone
network. Some repeaters have
dual IP sources with failover
protection. Please become a
enables the use of a single local
area repeater for a QSO or EVERY
repeater on the network, depending
on the talkgroup selected.
Each repeater can support 2
simultaneous conversations or
upwards of 50 conversations
network-wide. Users are
empowered to talk locally on a
single repeater or thousands
worldwide. Think smallest
footprint needed to support your
QSO. Understanding how the
talkgroups are designed to work is
important before hopping onto the
New users of PNW DMR
repeaters should read our
Welcome Page. Our primary web
pages are available via links on 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 PNW DMR
or DMR generally, you should read the
Northern Oregon repeaters operate
differently, so please consult the
Oregon Users Guide. 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 there 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
we do now require the 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.
Users who do not join our IO group
will be asked to join.
Ultimately PNW DMR may require that
you join or you services may reduced
to local repeater use only.
Please join our
The Oregon North repeaters are
operated primarily for Search and
Rescue operations and routine use is
discouraged; short QSO's only on
timeslot 1. Please read
Oregon North Users Guide
before using these repeaters and
Loren, KB7APU for additional
PNW DMR is
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 but we are not a
Brndmeister network. We also
have some other
specialized assets including
Polly, our echo server, 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
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.
PNW DMR is
growing. We encourage new
repeaters to be deployed and want to
help you expand your RF coverage
areas. 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.
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 (email@example.com).