In between February and July 2016, begins the initiative for develop Digital Telecommunications and Networking for the others collegues. The client platform adopted was MMDVM in GNU/Linux, and the Networking server platform was BrandMeister, all of them Open Platforms.
In July 6 we formed a group of experimenters called "Digital Voice Chile", and we gain presence in several Social Networks like Facebook, Youtube, WhatsApp, Twitter, and so on. The first original MMDVM in Chile was bought by Fernando CE2DJA, but meanwhile, the group begun to implement their own version of this Modem.
This experiences were so successfully that the first original MMDVM arrive and beguns working at the same time the Chilean modem's version was in operations in Chile. This particular implementation of the ZUM board was designed by Andy CA6JAU, and we called it the JAU board.
Andy later would become part of the main MMDVM's firmware/software design Staff, and he is a real pride for a majority of the Chilean Radio Amateurs for this reason. Furthermore he will design the entire firmware for the ZUMspot with an embedded radio device.
In October 2016, Chile is the Host for the IARU Region 2 General Assembly, and in this opportunity the Workshops were illuminated with an FT-897D with the original MMDVM and connected trough BrandMeister.
2017/2018 the original members of the group already have the same level of skills. And the number of HotSpots running are not less than 15 permanent on-line plus 8 repeaters permanent on-line, being the majority of them home-brew, and based on MMDVM running Pi-Star OS.
Good time for to concrete our own Master server, that it was ready for, in the middle of 2017 thanks to the remarkable initiative of Klaus CE2KVL, who put in service the Linux machine.
Our growing was really so fast, that the experience gained in this process, we hope were a good reference for other colleagues in other South American countries. We begun to build good alliances with them, and begun to share our experience like a first support in their owns initiatives. I hope it were a good journey, for today and for the future.
Master for Chile: BM7301
BM URL: chile.master.cl
IP Address: 188.8.131.52
Pass key: passw0rd
National Talkgroups for Chile:
7301 Chile Zone 1
7302 Chile Zone 2
7303 Chile Zone 3
7304 Chile Zone 4
7305 Chile Zone 5
7306 Chile Zone 6
7307 Chile Zone 7
7308 Chile Zone 8
7309 Chile Zone 9
7300 Chile Zone 0 Insular
General purpose Talkgroups in Chile:
73096 Talkgroup for Testing.
Linked Talkgroups in Chile:
730 Linked with YSF72350 (CL CHILE - YSF to TG730).
73099 Bridge in between BM7301 and Chile Link Wires-X Room 40933. This TG is linked also to YSF09627, the Official Chile Link Reflector.
73098 Reserved for future link to D-Star reflector.
73097 Reserved for future link to a NXDN reflector.
730911 Linked with YSF19525 (CL-EMCOMM).
97911 Linked with YSF33975 (CL-REDLA - Red de Las Américas EMCOM)
EMCOMM Talkgroups in Chile:
730911 Ham Emergency Networks dispatcher, and field working.
73090 CE3SER team EMCOMM Field Coordination group.
73091 RECNA team EMCOMM Field Coordination group.
73092 CE3RNE team EMCOMM Field Coordination group.
73093 RIC team EMCOMM Field Coordination group.
73095 CE2RRC team EMCOMM Field Coordination group.
EMCOMM Regional Talkgroups in Chile:
730191 Ham Emergency Networks dispatcher, Chile Zone 1.
730291 Ham Emergency Networks dispatcher, Chile Zone 2.
730391 Ham Emergency Networks dispatcher, Chile Zone 3.
730491 Ham Emergency Networks dispatcher, Chile Zone 4.
730591 Ham Emergency Networks dispatcher, Chile Zone 5.
730691 Ham Emergency Networks dispatcher, Chile Zone 6.
730791 Ham Emergency Networks dispatcher, Chile Zone 7.
730891 Ham Emergency Networks dispatcher, Chile Zone 8.
730991 Ham Emergency Networks dispatcher, Chile Zone 9.
730091 Ham Emergency Networks dispatcher, Chile Zone 0 Insular.
730997 Parrot (Private call and TS2)
730999 GPS Report (Private call and TS2)
Dashboard and Status pages:
BrandMeister Dashboard for Chile http://brandmeister.network/index.php?page=lh&country=730
BrandMeister Dashboard http://brandmeister.network/
Hoseline Online Streaming http://hose.brandmeister.network/730
Official Web Links:
BrandMeister Chile group at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrandmeisterDMR
Chile Link Wires-X, Official Website https://www.redchilelink.cl/
Chilean Talkgroup assignment apply submission: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CJaDJorixP3KnjYys9tTTJWsABxh4iMtW1WFge8MdsE/edit?usp=sharing
An updated Online DataBase for the Chilean HamRadio Licenses, DMR IDs, Repeaters frequencies, ad Digital/Analog Networks: https://guia.sdrchile.cl/
Group Calls and Private Calls
The BrandMeister network allows Group Calls and Private Calls.
A Group Call is a call to a talk group (TG) number, in which other stations configured to listen to this TG will receive and broadcast this call. These other stations can respond in the same group call using the same TG. A list of commonly used talk groups is available.
When using a Hytera terminal,you can manually dial in a group ID by selecting Contact in the menu, select Manual Dial and press # to switch between Group or Private ID. Private Calls
A Private Call is a call to a specific DMR ID. This allows a single station to connect over the BrandMeister network to another station. The communication is "private" in that other DMR stations with a different DMR ID programmed won't broadcast the QSO, but the communication is available for anyone listening in to the DMR stream or with a DMR station with an identical DMR ID programmed.
When using a Hytera terminal, you can manually dial in a private ID by selecting Contact in the menu, select Manual Dial and press # to switch between Group or Private ID.
Sysops for Chile in BrandMeister are: CE2DJA, CA6JAU, CE2KVL, CA2KVA, CE3FCM, CE3TTL, CE3BKN