Re: hblink BM talkgroups
Jim - K6JWN
I am using hb_confbridge.py presently.
My end goal is to have a place to connect several bridges and repeaters that are not tied into BrandMeister, but still have the ability to bring a few BM TGs in and have the ability to route TGs between repeaters/hotspots. etc. I guess its sort of like doing a cBridge for non motorola repeaters. I hope that sheds some light on what I am trying to do.
My thinking was to create individual connections to BM and bring a single static TG across each connection, but I wasn't sure if that was frowned upon by BM (or it was the wrong way to do things).
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Subject: Re: [DVSwitch] hblink BM talkgroups
You don’t have to connect to multiple different masters to do that (if you don’t want to). You should be able to use a different set of “credentials” and make a 2nd connection to the same one if you want.
As far as what is “best”, it kinda depends on what your goals are — and since you just said “hblink” but didn’t say whether you were using hb_confbridge.py or hb_bridge_all.py… It’s harder to try and surmise what you’re looking to do.
If you’re just looking to make this a “proxy” connection (with local fail-over), then I’d say do it with hb_bridge_all.py and one BM connection.
But if you’re wanting to potentially connect different downstreams (hotspots & repeaters) to different upstream (BM) TGIDs at the same time, then you’ll find that you need multiple connections to BM with not more than a single static TGID per TS.
Does that help any?
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