So what you need?
Motorola MotoTRBO, any model VHF
or UHF, capable of IPSC
networking, almost all are.
A site in our
region; wide area or fill-in
sites wonderful but garage
locations are possible.
connection, dynamic IP, slow
speed is fine, 30khz bandwidth
is miniscule but must support
UDP port inbound to your
RF system to
support a repeater; typically a
duplexer, isolator, quality
feedline and quality antenna,
much depends on your site
requirements. Similar to
any FM repeater installation but
with an Internet connection.
pair in the 2 meter or 70 cm Ham
band suitable for your site.
A Radio ID
(issued by DMR-MARC).
to put it all together and
deploy your hardware.
What we can provide you:
networking and backend support
to put your repeater onto the
PNW DMR network
A deck of
talkgroups, much your choice but
also with several required.
choice of talkgroup setting
to suit, again with certain
the open network if you wish
to test or provisionally
join PNW DMR
PNW DMR Web
support for your repeater (see
our website generally)
account to help your admins monitor your
repeater...and the rest of the
that your repeater be "open" and
welcoming to visitors and
travelers. A closed
repeater does not align with PNW
and it's users must conform to
the commonly accepted DMR radio
settings to keep the maximum
compatibility possible for the
smoothest trouble-free network
operation. (no ARS services, use
TXI if available, never use TX
TX audio levels must be
maintained at typical levels;
very low or high audio is hard
on the listening audience.
radios must have valid (DMR-MARC
issued) Radio ID's and assigned
to that user. Do not use
default 1 nor use someone else's
EMCOMM and public service events
and places priority there
Do not use
active GPS services, Private Call nor Encryption
a good Ham neighbor.
politics or religious
discussions over the air.
chock full of everything about
your users via the web
many different DMR radios that
cover the DMR repeaters in our
We can help with Internet settings,
pin-holing (port-forwarding), ISPC settings, Talkgroups, codeplugs and
user/system management. If you have your repeater
already, we suggest you get it on the IPSC network sooner
than later, let it burn-in, be sure that the IPSC networking
is correct. When you do make your way to your
mountain-top, you will know that your ISCP networking is
fine so if you have any issues getting onto the PNW network,
you will know that your local Internet connection is the
We will provide you with
the master IP, master UDP port and the network authorization
key. We publish all our information otherwise on this
website. Data is supported throughout our c-Bridge and
across to many other c-Bridges.
The current line-up of talkgroups and their
timers are shown on the
and it is always the best source for determining what is
available on the IPSC Open Manager or any manager for that
Some details, rules and other
We do not support GPS data services.
We encourage the use of a simple
programmable power timer (off for 1 minute overnight
to power cycle the repeater in case of loss of Internet
connectivity) or better, an IP
Power Switch ($90 plus; inexpensive to pricey examples:
Web PS 7,
ICT-180S-121 ) and that one be deployed with
your repeater especially if your repeater will be located a
significant distance away from physical control. This
will enable easy power cycling that may be needed from time to
time but also and more importantly, it enables powering your
repeater off so that network diagnostics can be run when we
experience network issues. Taking repeater off an
remotely vastly simplifies locating a problematic router or
Internet connection. It is also useful as a router
failsafe as well as remote control of other AC devices.
We are not asking for control of your switch but only that
one be available to help you and us when things go wrong.
Client radios have many more operational
settings than your repeater and that programming can have a major adverse
impact if not programmed correctly. DCI has published a
network codeplug for US repeaters and networks and we highly encourage you to clone or
paste in our settings as an example of how best to program
for DCI, not so much for the current repeaters, as the plugs
tend to become stale. Then copy one of the DCI zones
for your own zone and then change the freq and color code
for your use on our network. DMR-MARC, NorCal and
others may have slightly different setting and these setting
are customized to match each netwo
More details on how to program your
repeater and your client radios for our network operation
are linked below. We strongly suggest that you follow
our programming details as it will help the entire network
to run more smoothly. Not all of our suggested
programming follow Motorola default settings as we have developed these setting during our
first 4 years of
Ham TRBO IPSC experience. So use ours unless you have more
experience and if you do, please share it with us. We
are all about helping others and not keeping anything but
our network keys, hidden from the TRBO community.