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* '''Email:''' firstname.lastname@example.org
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* General Announcements and Notices:https://groups.io/g/BrandMeisterUSA
== Hotspot Configurations ==
== Hotspot Configurations ==
|United States of America|
The United States has three masters, 3101, 3102 and 3103
|DMR ID||Managed by||Location|| Remarks
|3101||W9DRR,||New York, NY||
|3103||WX7M,||San Jose, CA.||
|3101||3101.repeater.net||22.214.171.124||New York, New York||LINK|
|3103||3103.repeater.net||126.96.36.199||San Jose, California||Donate|
To contact the team or request for technical assistance please utilize one of the following options to contact us,
Notice: Users connecting hotspots to BrandMeister USA Servers will be required have a Selfcare account and to set their hotspot security password. This will be rolled out over the next few weeks starting with BM3101 on Nov 27th. BM3102 will be Dec 4th and BM3103 on Dec 11th.
|Reflectors are disabled on all the USA Masters. The associated talk groups for reflectors should be used instead of reflectors. These also means the DV4Mini and extended routing will no longer function. Other masters outside of the USA may accept these connections.|
|DV4Mini USB Stick|
|The USA Master servers 3101. 3102. and 3103 will no longer support the DV4Mini as of January 2018.|
|TeamSpeak Cross Linking|
| Use of TeamSpeak to cross link to any USA Master is prohibited. TeamSpeak is an application/server that allows for audio communications using VOIP (Voice Over IP).
|Zello Cross Linking|
| Use of Zeollo to cross link to any USA Master is prohibited. Zello is an application that many people use on their phone. Zello is a commercial application that allows people all over the world to communicate using VOIP (Voice Over IP). Zello is a commercial venture and that does not meet the needs or requirements of an amateur radio station. The FCC requires an amateur radio station to have a control operator that is always monitoring the communication traffic of the licensee's radio station. The FCC also requires us to Identify every 10 minutes and to announce any 3rd party traffic that emits from our control station. When a user connects to a Zello user cross-linked system and is not an amateur radio operator, they are in violation of the FCC rules by operating on an amateur radio frequency without a license and you, the control operator is breaking FCC rules by allowing the 3rd party unlicensed traffic to use your station. It is no different than a member of the public buying a ham radio and talking to his buddy thinking that they are talking on a fancy CB radio station. The FCC is not amused by the lack of knowledge of the FCC's rules and regulations and they are not afraid to fine anyone that breaks their rules.
| Use of Discord to cross link to any USA Master is prohibited. TeamSpeak is an application/server that allows for audio communications using VOIP (Voice Over IP).
USA Master Servers support the bridging of CBridge, OpenBridge, XLX Interlink , YSF Client, Wires-X, IMRS and NXDN Client. Using MMDVM Bridge/client (Peer connection), typically used with HBLink, to Bridge Talk groups are not supported and should request one of the following supported bridges if needing to bridge between network/systems. For example, to Bridge HBLink Server and BrandMeister use of OpenBridge is the proper way to link to talk groups between the two systems.
USA Master Admins will only provide 31X, 330, 370 MCCs links. If requiring a link to a talk group which does not fall in the USA MCCs you will need to contact the host server admin of the country the MCC is in. For CBridge CC requests please contact USA Server Admin teams if requiring a talk group from another MCC.
If requesting a Statewide talk group (4 digit) please review the list below (Talk Groups), if it shows as hosted by another network we will not be able to provide the state wide talk group(s).
TAC 310-319 may be used for general conversation. Remember, these are Tactical talk groups and NOT call channels! There should NOT be any nets on these talk groups. If you want a net, please use 31001 and 31002.
Global Talk Groups, any 9x, such as 91, 93 will not be provided for bridging to other systems/networks with the exception of CBridges.
Re-Bridging any BrandMeister Talk groups to another network will result in your link being terminated.
Please limit your requests to 10 to 15 talk groups. We will only provide 5, 6 and 7 digit talk groups at this time.
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 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 through DMRX 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. We are a guest on these talk groups. 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.
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.
State talk groups should be used as call channels or short conversations of 15 minutes or less. Some 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.
A complete listing of all talkgroups can be found by clicking here.
|310-312||1||USA TAC Channels||United States Communication||BrandMeister USA|
|313-319||1||USA TAC Channels||United States Communication||BrandMeister USA|
|3100||1||Nationwide||United States Communication||BrandMeister USA|
|31001||1||Nationwide||Net Talkgroup 1 - Daily Nets||BrandMeister USA|
|31002||1||Nationwide||Net Talkgroup 2 - Daily Nets||BrandMeister USA|
|3132||2||Statewide||Nevada Statewide||SNARS Cbridge|
|3133||2||Statewide||New Hampshire Statewide||DMRX|
|3134||2||Statewide||New Jersey Statewide|
|3135||2||Statewide||New Mexico Statewide|
|3136||2||Statewide||New York Statewide||Upstate NY Cbridge|
|3137||2||Statewide||North Carolina Statewide|
|3138||2||Statewide||North Dakota Statewide|
|3142||2||Statewide||Pennsylvania Statewide||PA DMR Cbridge|
|3144||2||Statewide||Rhode Island Statewide|
|3145||2||Statewide||South Carolina Statewide|
|3146||2||Statewide||South Dakota Statewide|
|3154||2||Statewide||West Virginia Statewide|
|31600||1||Regional||Regional Communication Based on Calling Area of Repeater for Area 0||BrandMeister|
|31601||1||Regional||Regional Communication Based on Calling Area of Repeater for Area 1||BrandMeister|
|31602||1||Regional||Regional Communication Based on Calling Area of Repeater for Area 2||BrandMeister|
|31603||1||Regional||Regional Communication Based on Calling Area of Repeater for Area 3||BrandMeister|
|31604||1||Regional||Regional Communication Based on Calling Area of Repeater for Area 4||BrandMeister|
|31605||1||Regional||Regional Communication Based on Calling Area of Repeater for Area 5||BrandMeister|
|31606||1||Regional||Regional Communication Based on Calling Area of Repeater for Area 6||BrandMeister|
|31607||1||Regional||Regional Communication Based on Calling Area of Repeater for Area 7||BrandMeister|
|31608||1||Regional||Regional Communication Based on Calling Area of Repeater for Area 8||BrandMeister|
|31609||1||Regional||Regional Communication Based on Calling Area of Repeater for Area 9||BrandMeister|
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|
|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|
|90||--||--||3154291 - 95A North|
|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.