DMR logo SeattleDMR.org - Supporting Seattle DMR users

SeattleDMR.org is an amateur radio Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) network created to provide an EmComm focussed DMR system to the Greater Seattle and King County region. This network platform also provides an opportunity for experimentation with emerging DMR technologies. Seattle DMR member organizations operate 4 repeaters at hardened sites in the Seattle and King County area. The repeaters are interconnected by HamWAN IP links to a SeattleDMR operated bridge running HBLink3 and the HB_Bridge/IPSC_Bridge interface software. Please refer to the SeattleDMR.org Bridge Design for more details.

SeattleDMR is happy to welcome the Boeing BEARS as the newest SeattleDMR partner!

This presentation from May 2020 provides an overview of the network, its motivation, and features that make it unique and useful to our community.

Repeater Frequency TX Offset Color Code Details
Seattle Central 440.775 +5.000 CC2 Capitol Hill, Seattle - WW7PSR - Sponsored by Puget Sound Repeater Group. See the PSRG DMR page
Seattle North 441.025 +5.000 CC2 Lake Forest Park Reservoir, north of Seattle - W7ACS - Sponsored by Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service
Seattle South 440.975 +5.000 CC2 Westcrest Park - W7AW - Sponsored by West Seattle Amateur Radio Club.
Seattle East 442.075 +5.000 CC2 West Tiger Mountain, east of Seattle - K7NWS - Sponsored by Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society


SeattleDMR.org Supported Talkgroups

SeattleDMR.org interconnects to both the Brandmeister and Pacific Northwest Digital DMR Networks. The table below identifies the specific talkgroups enabled on SeattleDMR.org repeaters.

The Link talkgroups in SeattleDMR.org are unique and can be used as additional talkgroups within SeattleDMR, or dynamically patched by a system administrator to talkgroups in other interconnected DMR networks, as needed.

For example, SeattleDMR could interconnect the Link 1 Talkgroup to a talkgroup in a different DMR network, translating talkgroup IDs at the SeattleDMR bridge and instantly enabling SeattleDMR users to communicate to that distant talkgroup without changing radio codeplug programming of SeattleDMR users who may be already deployed in the field. Please include the Link Talkgroups in your radio codeplug.

Talkgroup Number Timeslot
Audio Test 9999 TS2
King County 333153 TS2
Parrot 9998 TS1
BayNet 31075 TS2
BEARS 1 312488 TS1
BEARS 2 312547 TS2
Link 1 8801 TS1
Link 2 8802 TS2
Link 3 8803 TS1
Link 4 8804 TS2
Link 5 8805 TS1
Link 6 8806 TS2
Local 1 3181 TS1
Local 2 3166 TS2
PNW Rgnl 2 31771 TS2
Puget Sound 31532 TS2
Seattle 1 803153 TS1
Seattle 2 813153 TS2
TAC 313 313 TS2
Washington 1 3153 TS1
Washington 2 103153 TS2

Codeplugs and related support files (from KD7DK)

These codeplugs include all the SeattleACS Analogue FM channels and a robust set of simplex and data channels.

Note: The repeater channels include CTCSS on receive where it is known to be enabled and we have personally tested that it works. This eliminates the occasional interference we frequently encounter on VHF and UHF here in Seattle's urban landscape.

Anytone 878

Codeplug and relate files for the Anytone-878 supporting PNW-DMR and Seattle Core repeaters can be found here.

Connect Systems CS-800D

Codeplug and relate files for the Connect Systems CS-800D supporting PNW-DMR and Seattle Core repeaters can be found here.

Using pre-built DMR codeplugs:
I have created these brief instructions for those using the pre-built codeplugs above:
Using pre-built DMR codeplugs.pdf

Creating Customized Codeplugs:
I have needed to create codeplugs that combine PNW-Digital DMR systems with repeaters and frequency information from other organizations. I hate manual toil so I have created this procedure using available tools, particularly the Anytone Config Builder, from Andrew Dickinson, K7ABD and N0GSG's Contact Manager program for Windows. Instructions for creating identical codeplugs for the Anytone and CS-800D with no manual entry can be found here. This is the process I used to create the codeplugs on this website and for Seattle ACS. Besides the community files from PNW-Digital, these files will be needed:

Filename Comment
Analog-ACS-addon.csv Additional Analog FM channels for Seattle including the ACS VHF and UHF channels for voice and data (Winlink) in 4 separate zones
Digital-Repeaters-Seattle-addon.csv Additional DMR repeaters for Seattle. This file needs to be merged into the PNW-Digital file. You add the rowe and then get the column content matched up
Digital-Repeaters-Merged.csv This file is an example of the merged result and is ready for upload to Config Builder.
Talkgroups-Seattle-addon.csv Additional talkgroups used locally in Seattle and supported by SeattleDMR.org and associated repeaters
Talkgroups-Merged.csv This file is an example of the merged result and is ready for upload to Config Builder
merge-repeaters.py This Python script with take 2 ConfigBuilder Digital Repeater spreadsheets and merge them.
merge-talkgroups.py This Python script with take 2 ConfigBuilder talkgroup spreadsheets and merge them.