What Is The Brandmeister Network?
The Brandmeister Network was born from several worldwide hams and software engineers who joined together to create a digital repeater network consisting of master servers and peer repeaters all over the world. The network has over 1300 repeaters and more than 3000 hotspots across the globe and it’s growing every day!BRANDMEISTER NETWORK MAP
Brandmeister is tailored to the Motorola TRBO technology and allows for DMR repeaters to connect worldwide via the internet and link systems together by utilizing organized Talkgroups.
The Brandmeister Network offers several neat features for amateur radio enthusiasts to take advantage of:
- Private Call
- SMS Text Messaging
- D-Star Gateway
- Echolink Gateway
- Autopatch Call Gateway
- Roaming via Hytera Equipment
- and more…
Here’s a simple graphic depicting how this all happens:
As you can see, there is a lot going on all at once. But that is the beautiy in a DMR network. Many people can communicate at the same time, without stepping on each other. Traffic actually gets routed specifically between, radios, repeaters and locations.
Keep in mind that the above graphic only shows one Brandmeister Master server, when in the real world there are over 46 Master Servers connected together across the globe doing all of this in real-time.