The PNW DMR network actively
supports our members. We
primarily use this IO group for
support of our membership.
But one important
benefit of membership is access to
our many MMDVM servers (hotspot
servers). But more
importantly, while the local
repeaters are open for use by any
ham on Local 1 or Local 2, only
members may use our networking
services, including all other
talkgroups. This means that if
you want to use our networked
talkgroups, you must be a member
unless you are a visitor to the
Pacific Northwest or a through
traveler in the region.
Visitors and travelers who wish to
operate in our region may freely use
We have not
actively enforced this rule but has
it listed in our documentation.
It has been almost universally
ignored and hams are doing what they
want. Our efforts to garner
compliance voluntarily have failed.
So short of restricted access, we
are moving up the voluntary
compliance ladder a wee bit.
We do require the
use of a sanctioned Radio ID's.
If you don't have one for your
radio(s), then go to
RadioID.net and make a request.
We (now) require that you have a
Radio ID Number, before joining PNW
DMR. If you do not have a RID
and can't get one, please
write to us and tell us why
if you still wish to join our IO
We are beginning to use the
c-Bridge NetWatch alias list to show
call signs, non-member status and
with a request to join PNW DMR, etc,
which may be what brought you to this
page! If our modest effort is
not enough to entice our users to
join, then likely additional
technical forces may be brought into
play. We do not want to do
this, so please,
JOIN and be merry!
We charge nothing
for any ham to use our $200,000 plus
network which is costing us about
$900 in monthly ongoing costs for
site rents, insurance, Internet and
maintenance in Washington alone.
So we expect you to
join the PNW DMR organization if you
use it and to use valid Radio ID's
as well. Only visitors and through
travelers do not need to join.
We do not feel this is a burden in
exchange for it's use. If you
feel otherwise, please let use know
and maybe we are missing something
in asking for our users to use valid
Radio ID's and to become our
The PNW DMR admin