"Blocked" Message on Brandmeister

Steven Blackford

Try these settings for a way to deal with the loop fixer on the BM Network. We have noticed it on a couple of bridges & has solved the issue so far for us.  Hope it helps. 73 de K4SQI!

Steve @ work. :-)

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From: Jason Ford <w4jmf@...>
Date: Wed, May 30, 2018 at 13:57
Subject: "Blocked" Message on Brandmeister
To: Steven Blackford <kb7sqi@...>, Wayne Cornish <g7oki@...>, Jeffrey Lehman, KC8QCH <kc8qch@...>

Greetings Gents:
After much research and a chat with the BM Admins, I have discovered the source of the problem for the blocked message.

All BM Masters run LoopBan.  If the server sees 5 calls shorter than 2 seconds over a 1 minute time, it will think it is a loop and place a 10 minute ban on the call.  LoopBans are in place for 1 hour automatically.  

With this in mind I went into the MMDVM_Bridge settings and made a couple of adjustments to the settings:
RFModeHang=0 . changed to 10
NetModeHang=0, changed to 3
CallHang=0, changed to 3
TXHang=0, changed to 3

My thought process here is that if the 2 second mark is key, just make all TX's at least 2 secs.  So far today, I have not seen the issues from before.

Just sharing my experiments for future reference.

Jason Ford, W4JMF
Executive Director
World Wide Amateur Radio Guild Inc.

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