I turned on the DMR handheld radio this morning for the first time in a month or three and discovered that the local repeater I’ve been using has changed from the DMR-MARC network to Brandmeister.

It’s a bit like being a pitcher in the National League on Monday only to find on Tuesday that your team has been moved to the American League!

I’ve no clue what this change means to me as I’ve tried to avoid the internecine network battles that exist in the world of digital voice. I would like to explore DMR in depth, but I haven’t yet committed the time necessary to keep up with its rapid evolution.

Best I can tell the Brandmeister network may have a better adoption rate with a larger footprint. But I’m no expert. If you’re up on this stuff drop me a note and let’s meet on some talkgroup to discuss it further.