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asked 2017-04-18 23:37:15 +0200

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We currently have two repeaters up and running locally and have a future site ready for a third and possibly fourth repeater later this summer.

We are also a WISP in the local area so all of our sites that have the DMR repeaters are connected via internal IP network before even touching the internet.

Before BrandMeister we were planning on purchasing our own C-Bridge for a couple reasons. First, like I said above all repeaters are joined wirelessly to a central point before touching the internet. If there is a local fiber cut or disaster in the area that would take down our main internet connection we want them to all stay connected without the need for internet. Secondly, if there was a Master Server issues, it wouldn't take down our local talkgroup that was created to join the repeaters together and possibly used for local disaster cordination.

So....what I'm asking is if there is a local server option that we can install on our network for our repeaters to connect to and then our local server connect to a Master Server?

Another option that I'm not as familiar with.... is all the repeaters are Motorola. Can one repeater be the "master" with the other repeaters being "peers" and then the master repeater connect to BrandMeister Master server?

Thanks for the help. Nick KB9YVN

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answered 2017-04-22 07:38:04 +0200

Hello Nick. There is no "standalone" version of a BrandMeister master server at this point. In order to not be strictly reliant on the internet, you can check with the BrandMeister Master Servers in your geographical area and see if any are available through other networks such as hamnet.

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I would like to comment to say that a standalone version of the BM server would be GREAT for EMCOMM deployments like ARES/RACES where we cannot depend on internet availability. My local ARES group has an AREDN Mesh deployment that we would like to use to bridge future repeaters.

k5dlq gravatar imagek5dlq ( 2017-06-09 16:58:54 +0200 )edit

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