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Pacific Northwest DMR -- WA7DMR
We are a c-Bridge based network of MotoTRBO repeaters located in British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington with our own direct connecting MMDVM servers. We operate 2 c-Bridges using 2 data centers and more than 50 repeaters, 9 MMDVM servers and 1 Echo Server, all supporting our network operations (diagram). The HamWAN Microwave backbone is used where possible and we are coordinating our sites and efforts to help grow the HamWAN network along with expansion of the PNW DMR network.
NOTE: After requesting to join, you MUST enter your name, call sign, DMR Radio ID numbers and location into your Subscription/profile. Please do not skip this step as it will delay your approval or your request may expire.
This group is the primary support and information vehicle for the users of the Pacific Northwest Ham DMR Networks who are located in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. British Columbia is also affiliated and we share many of our PNW talkgroups with BC-TRBO. Our repeaters are open to any ham to use on talkgroups Local 1 & 2 but you must be a member of this group in order to use the additional networking services. Our membership criteria is based simply on a ham's primary residence location. To join this group and become a member, please provide your name, call and location. Additional information may speed up your approval. More details HERE.
For the latest Repeater and Network updates, goto Message 3909
We support radio programming in a related sub-group: https://dmr.groups.io/g/PNW-CPS-Programming-Codeplugs
We support hotspots and MMDVM services in our related sub-group: https://dmr.groups.io/g/PNW-MMDVM
This is an interactive group, so please if you have questions, comments or wish to help others with their DMR activities, jump right in and post. If few participate, then our group will provide poorer support for its members.
We are also use MeWe.com as a back-channel support method. Our PNW DMR presence is: mewe.com/join/pnw Be sure to answer the questions if you wish to join MeWe. Incomplete responses will likely result in not being approved.
New users, PLEASE check out our other support page on PNW at: www.pnwdigital.net for a quick update on repeaters, talkgroups and our best practice page or go to our Wiki for that information. All users are expected to have read those pages and operate accordingly. Any questions, please send them to our moderators at: PNW+owner@DMR.groups.io
Please add your First Name, Call Sign, Location (City/ST) and your DMR radio ID numbers to your profile also.
Any other info is optional but always nice (profile image/avatar, sig line or bio is very handy to have) to be able to get to know group members better with a bit of help via their profile. You may make these update now, while waiting for approval.
We are now focusing our build-out efforts to include VHF repeaters all over the state of Washington, with 4 more repeaters (planned) to be added before winter of 2019. We still encourage individuals and clubs, ARES groups, etc to BYOB their own repeaters for fill-in services anywhere in our region. We will assist you in deploying your assets to come onto the PNW DMR Network.
We use MotoTRBO repeaters but are client radio agnostic as long as they work properly on our networks. While MotoTRBO is fully supported and Anytone AT-D878UV (dual band) are the suggested (mid-range cost) HT options, other models may require their owners to support their radios directly. We appreciate and encourage all member to share their codeplugs and experiences with us in our PNW-CPS-Programming-Codeplugs group.
PNW has added several Brandmeister repeaters and PNW also supports MMDVM devices with our main "Bridget" server but also several others are available for member use. HotSpots are able to connect directly into our network locally, providing an alternative to Brandmeister connections which may lack cross-connection sharing. We also have a number of BM cross-connected talkgroups as well as our own dedicated BM talkgroup: PNW Regional, TG ID 31771 (timeslot 2 on our c-Bridge)
If you are a regular user of PNW DMR networking servers you need to join this group. Visitors to our region and through travelers need not become members.
This is NOT a general DMR group and is only open to members living in our region or those with exceptional reasons if not in our area. We need to know your name, call sign, Radio ID's and location at the very minimum, so update your profile and for faster service to be approved, send an Email to: with your call, location and why you wish to join.
This group is not moderated except for the first few posts from a new member or members who post outside of our guidelines. It is your choice if you don't want list posts via Email, please go to your profile and adjust how emails are sent to you. Digesting is a great option to bundle up multiple posts and receive a menu'ed grouping of individual posts all in a single package. ln case of PNW crisis, the moderators may require information to be disseminated ASAP, so we may override your settings to push important system information your way for critical events only.
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