Australian DMR repeater network

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Re: Australian DMR repeater network

Postby VK4UQ » Sun May 29, 2016 12:13 pm

I've been getting into the DMR side lately and quite enjoy the quality that digital brings. I personally have been using a DV4mini and from all reports so far, the audio both ways has been great.

What is quite interesting is the lack of specific information and assistance, especially on the BrandMeister side. I have sent numerous personal emails asking specific questions but no reply. Yes, I have the correct address (reply to their email) but I find it amazing that some people can't be bothered answering especially when it has to do with building the network. Not a lot of confidence if you can't get answers from local people.

From what's I've read, there seems to be a lot of politics between the MARC and BrandMeister network (especially here in VK). Don't know why, as lot of MARC/BM networks link together quite happily overseas as well as DStar and the like. Quite a shame really. A lot of stations use the DV4Mini to access the DMR networks due to the simple fact there is no DMR Repeater coverage in their area or when travelling.

I would love to see the hobby (and those involved) come together for the greater good, rather than division due to various reasons or politics. Why reinvent the wheel - it seems to work for many overseas stations/networks - why not here in VK?

Just my thoughts ...
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Re: Australian DMR repeater network

Postby VK2HRX » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:59 pm

From what I can tell by not being able to get into GPT in Sydney (VK2RCG) and the reporting on http://www.dmr-marc.net/repeaters.html the network is down in Australia and has been for the last couple of days.

Is that right?

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Re: Australian DMR repeater network

Postby VK4UQ » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:21 am

I think the admins have been having dramas with the gateway. Last I heard is they were considering of moving its location....?
Maybe this is happening or maybe there is something more to it?
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