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Re: Current Best-Practices for Linking with Brandmeister

Patrick Perdue
 

A couple of things:


In my experience, requesting an XLX interlink to your reflector from a Brandmeister master server works pretty well. They would prefer you do it that way or use OpenBridge. In my setup, using XLX interlink on 3101, it's reasonably stable, especially after the recent hotspot security requirement. Given this, you can probably do everything you want without using HBlink3 or any of the tools from DVSwitch at all, allowing XLXD to manage the connection to BM, as well as transcoding to DSTAR and YSF.


With ambed, you need two vocoders for every module on the reflector you wish to transcode, meaning you will always need a minimum of two. No transcoding required for DMR to YSF, but any of those modes to or from DSTAR will use both vocoder chips -- one to decode and one to encode. Only having one vocoder on XLXD would be pointless even if it did initialize that way. This isn't a DVSwitch related issue.


On 12/17/2020 8:12 PM, J M wrote:

What are the current best practices for setting up a link with Brandmeister to do a three-way transcode between DMR, YSF, and D-STAR? We’ve been running XLX330/311070/#83603 for awhile know using xlxd to support D-STAR and DMR and YSFReflector for YSF and linking the two with MMDVMBridge. Currently we’re using ambed for the transcoder with a 3-chip DVstick33. We’ve been seeing a lot of instability with the BM link/transcoding which also messes up the YSF connection. Getting tired of having to play “restart the services to find which one failed”.

 

  1. What is the current best way to link to BrandMeister?

 

  1. Is there a better way to utilize the AMBE DVStick33 dongle than ambed? Ambed “Wastes” one of the chips in the dongle because it can only initialize them in pairs.

 

We’re open to redoing all the pieces, but I’m not finding a clear picture particularly on how to integrate with BM DMR.

 

Thanks.

 

N8EI


Current Best-Practices for Linking with Brandmeister

J M
 

What are the current best practices for setting up a link with Brandmeister to do a three-way transcode between DMR, YSF, and D-STAR? We’ve been running XLX330/311070/#83603 for awhile know using xlxd to support D-STAR and DMR and YSFReflector for YSF and linking the two with MMDVMBridge. Currently we’re using ambed for the transcoder with a 3-chip DVstick33. We’ve been seeing a lot of instability with the BM link/transcoding which also messes up the YSF connection. Getting tired of having to play “restart the services to find which one failed”.

 

  1. What is the current best way to link to BrandMeister?

 

  1. Is there a better way to utilize the AMBE DVStick33 dongle than ambed? Ambed “Wastes” one of the chips in the dongle because it can only initialize them in pairs.

 

We’re open to redoing all the pieces, but I’m not finding a clear picture particularly on how to integrate with BM DMR.

 

Thanks.

 

N8EI


Re: Confused hblink and MMDVM bridge.

Steve N4IRS
 

Send a test transmission from the netbook on TG 9 to hblink.dvswitch.org and capture the log.

On 12/17/2020 11:27 AM, G4WXN@... wrote:
Yes both systems are on the same home network. The RPi is hardwired, the netbook is Wifi.
I do not try to connect both to the same DMR system. The RPi is mostly used for DStar.
Log files attached. I cleared the MB logs on both systems and rebooted, so these are fresh files.
Hope that helps?
--
Derek

G4WXN


Re: Confused hblink and MMDVM bridge.

G4WXN@...
 

Yes both systems are on the same home network. The RPi is hardwired, the netbook is Wifi.
I do not try to connect both to the same DMR system. The RPi is mostly used for DStar.
Log files attached. I cleared the MB logs on both systems and rebooted, so these are fresh files.
Hope that helps?
--
Derek

G4WXN


MMDVM <> XLX - Prefix

craig.jump@...
 

I have a link setup between a BM TG and an XLX server..      BMTG<>MMDVM<>MMDVM<>XLX

Callsigns are appearing in the the XLX dashboard, but is there anyway to add a Prefix so that it shows the callsign is coming from the BM TG ? 

I tried adding a suffix in the ini files..  but no luck so far

Many Thanks
Craig


RX Monitor on website

IZ1XBB - Pier Paolo
 

HI!
How i can make a mediaplayer on my wordpress website? Like a media player directly connected to the rx monitor of my dvswitch dashboard?


Re: Bridge

Joshua Johnson - KC5JMJ
 

now i just gotta remember how i got the dstar reflector on there and i'll be back to normal  dmr is working and p25


Re: Bridge

Joshua Johnson - KC5JMJ
 

i fixed it

lets just say dont know how but the mmdvm_bridge.ini file some how was back to default


Re: Bridge

Steve N4IRS
 

Check the log. /var/log/mmdvm/MMDVM_Bridge-2020-12-17.log

On 12/16/20 10:48 PM, ibjosh1985@... wrote:
all i know it has not worked in the past few hours


Re: Bridge

Steve N4IRS
 

I don't think it had a SSID and it was set to the default frequency.

On 12/16/20 10:48 PM, ibjosh1985@... wrote:
all i know it has not worked in the past few hours


Re: Bridge

Joshua Johnson - KC5JMJ
 

all i know it has not worked in the past few hours


Re: Bridge

Steve N4IRS
 

316529811 KC5FDO MMDVM Host MMDVM 20201129_V1.6.2 449.225 MHz 444.225 MHz 10 Linked in DMO mode
There was a second one logged in also but now it's disconnected.

On 12/16/20 10:42 PM, ibjosh1985@... wrote:
i'm not seeing it


Re: Bridge

Joshua Johnson - KC5JMJ
 

i'm not seeing it


Re: Bridge

Steve N4IRS
 

It's logged into 3102.

On 12/16/20 10:34 PM, ibjosh1985@... wrote:
3165298


Re: Bridge

Joshua Johnson - KC5JMJ
 

3165298


Re: Bridge

Steve N4IRS
 

I forgot to ask, what DMR ID are you signed in with?

On 12/16/20 10:31 PM, ibjosh1985@... wrote:
BM US 3102  TG 311995


Re: Bridge

Joshua Johnson - KC5JMJ
 

BM US 3102  TG 311995


Re: Bridge

Steve N4IRS
 

What Master and TG?

On 12/16/20 10:11 PM, ibjosh1985@... wrote:
new strange problem

we can key up our DMR TG and no longer show's up in the dashboard


Re: Bridge

Joshua Johnson - KC5JMJ
 

new strange problem

we can key up our DMR TG and no longer show's up in the dashboard


Re: Bridge

Joshua Johnson - KC5JMJ
 

ok thanks

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