Pacific Northwest DMR
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This page is no longer maintained but is made available as a transition from the old to new web site as many pages have yet to be converted to the new formatting.

The PNW DMR Network is a system of open use DMR repeaters located in the Pacific Northwest.  The PNW c-Bridges currently supports more than 50 MotoTRBO repeaters in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and 6 regional affiliated repeaters.  We also have deployed several c-Bridges, an echo server and several MMDVM servers for additional repeater and hotSpot support.  We link our network resources where possible, via HamWAN, a private RF based IP backbone network for Hams.  Many of our repeaters are connected  directly to HamWAN via RF links with some repeaters having dual IP sources with failover protection to insure the most robust connections during times of greatest need.

Several PNW DMR sponsored repeaters are being added on the Brandmeister network in the coming weeks.  <More>

If you are a visitor or a through traveler in the Pacific Northwest, you are welcome to use any of our available repeaters.  We have a "Visitors page" that will try to distill down the most useful information to help smooth out your use of our repeater system.

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PNW DMR Network

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This network enables a QSO to appear only on a single repeater or EVERY repeater on the network, depending on the talkgroup selected.  Each repeater can support 2 simultaneous conversations or upwards of 50 conversations network-wide.  Users are empowered to talk locally on a single repeater or to thousands worldwide.  Think smallest footprint needed to support your QSO.  Understanding how the talkgroups are designed to work is important before hopping onto the network.

New users of PNW DMR repeaters should read our Welcome Page.  Our primary web pages are available via links on the green banner at the top of all pages throughout this website.  Otherwise, click on the Links to to see more of our web pages.  Hams new to PNW DMR or DMR generally, you should read the Quick Start and/or Best Practices pages.  Check out the Repeater Location Map and our published codeplugs.  The affiliated group, OR-SAR has repeaters that operate differently, so please consult the OR-SAR Users Guide.  You may also catch us on our Not-A-Net Gathering Wednesday evenings on the Washington 2 talkgroup at 1900 local.  The Gathering was created in part, to assist our newest members with basic DMR information.  So please join us there each week.

Policy update:  All regular users of the PNW DMR Network (excluding visitors or through travelers), are requested to become members of the PNW DMR network by registering at our PNW subgroup.  Members may use our resources freely according to our published best practices and user guides.  We encourage our repeater users to become members but we do now require the users of our networking services, such as hotspots and IPSC to become members.  Read our policy update to understand the difference and why we now would like everyone to join our IO group.  Our repeaters are open use while our networked services requires membership.  There is no cost to join and all services are free.  Users who do not join our IO group will be asked to join.  Ultimately PNW DMR may require that you join or your networked services may reduced to repeater use only.  Please join our IO group!


The OR-SAR Group has affiliated with PNW DMR.  Their repeaters are operated primarily for Search and Rescue operations.  Routine QSO use is limited to 10 minutes generally for PNW DMR members, visitors and travelers (if no active SAR events).  Please read the OR-SAR Group Users Guide, join their IO Group and read their Facebook Group before using their repeaters.  Contact Loren, KB7APU for additional information.  This is a negotiated agreement between our PNW DMR network and the OR-SAR Group for PNW members and the traveling and visiting ham to use the Oregon SAR repeaters.

The BC-TRBO network in British Columbia Canada and the HKS c-Bridge network and repeater (Sultan WA/Haystack Mtn) have also affiliated with PNW DMR.  There are no restrictions in their use.

PNW DMR has connections to several Brandmeister talkgroups but we are not hosted by the Brandmeister network.  We are now sponsoring several Brandmeister networked repeaters in Washington as part of effort to reach out to the wider DMR community in the region.  Lastly, we also have some other specialized assets including Polly, our echo server parrot, multiple direct connecting MMDVM servers supporting hotspot, MMDVM repeaters and high power DMR simplex stations.

Many of our repeaters and networking assets are linked via HamWAN's RF backbone.  This private IP network is preferred as their services are most dependable and better supports UDP voice packets while the public IP network manipulates UDP which lowers voice quality and increases BER.  We are working with HamWAN to expand their network coverage while expanding our radio links to their private network for more robust IP connections free of UDP machinations which typically are worst at peak use times.

EmComm, ACS, ARES, RACES and Public Service Use

PNW DMR also wishes to affiliate with and/or provide our services to, EMCOMM type groups such as RACES, ARES or ACS and other independent EMCOMM, public service groups or ham clubs that support their communities.  PNW DMR has available specialized talkgroups for Washington that are able to support emergency communications as well as public service events while still allowing much of our regular activity to continue without interruption to our regular users.

Network Growth

PNW DMR is growing.  We expect that we will have about 90% of the Washington population base covered by mid 2019.    We welcome clubs and individual groups to explore DMR and to join us.  We will also support local efforts by interested area hams who wish to get a DMR repeater deployed onto the PNW network in their area.  We also support MMDVM based repeaters and encourage them to join the network as well but are mindful that MotoTRBO repeaters are the most robust hardware for wide area RF coverage.

If you know of any hams or ham clubs in the Pacific Northwest interested in DMR and they do not know of our DMR network, please pass along our web address ( or Email address (


Donations:  All repeaters and networking are privately owned and funded solely by a handful of our members.  If you wish deploy your own MotoTRBO or MMDVM repeater, assist PNW DMR with equipment, sites and/or expertise, please contact us at: If you wish to contribute dollars, see our PayPal Pool or learn more at our Support page.



 Revised: 10/08/2019 11:34

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