08/18/2021 - 2021 Summer Updates - View Summer Updates PDF
05/08/2021 - 3101 Removed from Pi-Star DMR Connections - 3101 will no longer be an option for users in Pi-Star please choose another master server to connect to.
04/23/2021 - Decommission of BM3101 Server - View Announcement PDF.
To contact the team or request for technical assistance please utilize one of the following options to contact us,
Please note that HoseLine is not operational. Any existing links will dead-end.
Users connecting hotspots to BrandMeister USA Servers will be required have a Selfcare account and to set their hotspot security password as of Dec 11th, 2020.
Master Servers control two main timers for system usage. Holdoff (handoff) Timer and On Demand (Dynamic) Timers.
Hand Off Timer (Hold off) is set for 5 Mins on USA Master Servers. This timer function will hold off all other talk groups on a Time Slot when a user activates a talk group and will hold of the other dynamic and static talk groups on a Timeslot for a period of 5 minutes.
On Demand Timer (Dynamic) is set for 15 mins on USA Master Servers. This timer function provides for when a user keys up a dynamic talk group and will stay active for a period of 15 minutes. Once the timer exceeds this time the dynamic talk group will drop off.
Talk Groups are only labeled for 3, 4 and 5 Digit IDs. Due to the limited number of 5 Digit IDs available we are no longer labeling any new requests for 5 digit talk groups at this time. Please use your Radio ID (7-digit) or if you have a repeater your Repeater ID (6-digit) as your talk group. Although the 6 and 7 digit IDs will not be labeled they can be used immediately without Master Admin Approval. (in the new API, no release date at this time, repeater sysops will have the ability to label their 6-digit repeater ID in the repeater dashboard.)
There are to be NO cross-links/cross-mode/bridging of any type on any State-Wide talk groups, Tacs 310-312, or USA Nationwide 3100. It seems people like to experiment and this is NOT the place to do it. If you need to test, please use your personal DMR ID as a 7 digit group call (talk group). We are a guest to those talk groups.
TAC 310 - 312 are bridged between different networks so that communications between different networks are possible. Please allow time between each transmission to allow others to also use the talk groups. When a users on a cbridge activates a talkgroup, they will not hear anything until the next transmission starts.
TAC 310 - 312 should NOT be used as a primary talk groups by anyone! USA Nationwide 3100 should be used for that. If you wish to have longer conversation, that is what the TACs are for. Not to initiate a conversation.
Update July 6th 2019: The TAC channels can no longer be made as static talkgroups. The TACs were being used as call groups, which they aren't. We have also removed the auto-static option on the hotspots. This means they will time out after a duration of time.
This is the main talkgroup for the United States. All are welcome but we do ask if you are a foreign station to please make contact and move to a tac talkgroup. Talkgroups have labels for a reason and we do not want this turning into a World Wide talkgroup like talkgroup 91. There is to be no cross-links / cross-modes of any type to this talkgroup unless using an OpenBridge or Cbridge connection.
State talk groups should be used as call channels or short conversations of 10 minutes or less. Most states have chat or tac talk groups of their own that you may used for longer discussions. Many repeaters carry their local statewide talk groups as static talk groups. Please be courteous and remember how many repeaters you may be keying up when using a statewide talk group. If you are using another statewide talk group and are not in communications with someone else in that state, please be courteous and move to a different talk group. Nets on Statewides are an exception. Statewide Talkgroup usage should use true dmr only. There should be no bridging of any other modes to ANY statewide talkgroup.
Of course, all BrandMeister talkgroups can be activated in World wide. International talkgroups, national and regional talkgroups of countries. Sri Lanka should be used on timeslot 1. Talkgroup 413 is permanently active for Srl Lanka. It is meant as a calling channel, for establishing the initial contact and facilitate QSY to a regional or user activated talkgroup.
|413||1||DMR HAM Group Sri Lanka|
|413001||2||DMR + Experiment Repeater in Sri Lanka everyday at 2:00 to 2:30 UTC|
|91||1||Worldwide - also used for the Worldwide Net every Saturday at 17:00 UTC|
|228||1||Switzerland - national talkgroup|
|262||1||Germany - national talkgroup|
|XXXXX||1||Find more national talkgroups here|
99 DG-IDS can be assigned per each master for DR-2X Repeaters with LAN Cards connecting to a BrandMeister Server. The table below shows current mapped DG-IDs to BrandMeister Talk Groups.
|01||Reserved For Local Usage||Reserved For Local Usage||Reserved For Local Usage|
|02||Reserved For Local Usage||Reserved For Local Usage||Reserved For Local Usage|
|05||--||31010 - Alabama Link||--|
|13||--||--||310813 - K7PFJ Repeater|
|25||--||--||31325 - HXO|
|27||--||--||31327 - Las Vegas|
|28||--||--||31328 - SNARS|
|29||--||--||31329 - SNARS 2|
|32||--||--||3132 - Nevada|
|44||--||--||310844 - K0PRA Repeater|
|52||--||311752 - KB9YVN Repeater||--|
|55||--||31551 - WI Fusion||--|
|69||--||--||310869 - W1VAN Repeater|
|70||--||--||31070 - Ventura County Digital Radio Club|
|71||--||31171 - Illinois Link||3171 - NoCo|
|79||--||31179 - Woodford County IL ARES||--|
|83||--||--||31083 - Co Severe WX|
|84||--||--||31084 - NO CO Mountain FR|
|88||--||--||31088 - Colorado HD|
|91||--||--||310891 - ND4L Repeater|
You are welcome to connect your Motorola, Hytera, Abell, or Hombrew repeaters as well as DVMega hotspots. We also support those wanting to connect talkgroups from their existing c-Bridge.
There are three BrandMeister servers, which are geographically dispersed, located in the US. For the best performance, please select the server that is closest to your repeaters physical location, or gives the lowest ping times to your location.
The United States has three masters, 3101, 3102 and 3103
|DMR ID||Managed by||Location|| Remarks
|3101||N3FE,||New York, NY||
|3103||WX7M,||San Jose, CA.||