Many of you know more than me about DMR (the Digital Mobile Radio – open standard developed by Motorola). Apparently there are two competing networks for DMR. One is called DMR-MARC (which has been relabeled “The Phoenix Network”), the other is called DMRPlus which is now called “Brandmeister”. There is also a splinter group called the Salop Network. It appears to me that the split occurred because of competing philosophies. The DMR-MARC wanted to remain Motorola only and the DMRPlus network wanted to be more inclusive and include other digital modes like D-STAR and Fusion.

The Brandmeister talk groups are all streamed and available to anyone via the web. Talk group 3148, out of Texas, talks about DV4Mini, DVMega, OpenSpot, BlueDV. At least these were the subjects on their net last night at 8 pm. One aspect of the streaming is the audio streams are all archived and available for review at any time.

You can listen to talk group 3148 in real time by pointing your browser to:

You can learn how to use brandmeister by clicking on different menu items, many of which are intuitive, some not so much. There are literally hundreds of talk groups from all over the world that you can listen to in real time. If you have a DMR radio, you can participate.

Talk group 3148 has a face book page: which you can subscribe to. The have shared files you can download from that page. They are sharing the audio archive of last night’s net at: Click Here

You may find the discussions interesting and informative..

Doug (K4DGG)

By Doug (K4DGG)

Retired from the National Science Foundation in DC in 2006 and moved to Sun City Center. Became a ham a few years later.