On Saturday evening, January 28th, the following email was distributed to a limited mailing list titled the MNDMR ENTHUSIASTS leadership team.
It seems James (KCØARX) is unhappy with DMR as it was and has taken Nagi’s 3 systems and a couple other systems on the South end of the coverage area into it’s own network to the exclusion of others and will not be carrying Minnesota Statewide on this network. Even going so far as to block access to a couple unnamed hams. It’s not yet known who’s been singled out. The claim is these people are being disruptive to DMR but I wonder who’s actions are actually the most disruptive?
Minnesota DMR Leadership Community,
Since our last meeting someone informed us that we still had people that were not happy with the meetings and furthermore, the wishes of repeater and / or talkgroup owners.
As many know, I have thought about selling my repeater. After meeting with some DMR friends, I have taken the further action of purchasing a C-Bridge and bringing it online.
Repeaters in KC0ARX-Saint Cloud, N0AGI-Medina, N0AGI-Buck Hill, N0AGI-Faribault, KD0YRF-Rochester and KC0CAP-Litchfield will be moved to the newly formed “MNDMR.net” C-Bridge. With that we will no longer carry the MN-Statewide 3127 talkgroup except on Rochester due to the Mayo Clinic Health System. The MNDMR (1127) talkgroup will be moved over to the MNDMR.net C-Bridge as well.
Members that have been identified as trying to be disruptive (on the radio and on google groups) will be blocked in the MNDMR.net C-Bridge. This will allow us to have a friendly, safe and clean system.
I would like to point out that I am not the only one running the C-Bridge. Everyone is working together on the system and we are all getting along. The repeater owners will decide how their repeaters will run and we hope to offer a rich, safe, healthy experience to our users.
The process has already started and we are working for a goal to have everything complete over the next few days.
Currently we are not accepting new repeaters while we are working to finetune the software. Openings to add additional repeaters will be announced on the newly redesigned MNDMR.net website.
New repeater owners that would like to be adopted onto the MNDMR.net CBridge and website should contact John Rowan with a written request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to sincerely thank John Burningham-W2XAB for his support of our repeaters. For inspiring us to host our C-Bridge. Without John, DMR nationwide would not be where it is today.
James Kantor, kc0arx