Re: Is this even possible?
Jim Gifford - K9AGR
A lot has happened in the last few weeks. Most critically, the OpenBridge branch merged back into the master branch, bringing with it new goodies to play with, namely ACLs!toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Additionally, I've stopped trying to conflate my needs with the needs of the other repeater operator, instead treating each as a unique problem to be solved. Since his is closer to being on the air, I'm focusing on that. I'm hoping for OpenBridge to be the answer to my own setup in the near future.
Basic premise: new (used) repeater, VHF, XPR8400, 147.210 +, CC1, antenna at 300' on a county tower, owner: N4TIK (Ken), trustee: W0ADD (Al).
Ken and Al would prefer their repeater have the sysop level of control provided by Brandmeister rather than being on a cBridge and having to pester the bridge operator for changes. However, they also want to carry the DelMarVa (8802) talkgroup, primarily for coordination across the region during EmComm scenarios, which is only carried on cBridges currently.
For policy reasons, 8802 will not be carried by BM.
The repeater is operational, barring some issues with the duplexer. It's connected to BM currently, and operating as the owner and trustee wish it to, although lacking the 8802 talkgroup.
I think that with the advent of ACLs, I can insert a DVSwitch suite in between the XPR8400 and the BM3102 server. I can use the ACLs to deny 8802 from going to BM3102, and also to permit only 8802 on TS1 going to/from K4USD.
In this proposal, the IPSC_Bridge <-> BM3102 link would be using the N4TIK DMR ID # 310328, so would look the same as the existing repeater.
Does anyone see anything wrong with this approach?
Yes, I know BM supports HB directly, but I don't know what's involved with changing from the current IPSC connection to an HB connection, ie will BM even care? Is it a different port? For that matter, I don't *know* that the IPSC_Bridge <->BM3102 link will function correctly. Any advice on this point is very welcome.
Thanks in advance,
PS, hooray for ACLs!