The intent of this article is to provide insight to a limited mobile device to Brandmeister Network experience helpful for those looking for another field capable communications option. And, if you are a child of the 1980's you will easily understand the villainous image above!
Using the "Mumla" Android or iOS application, you can easily link a few talk groups via Brandmeister for access on your mobile phone from anywhere for limited DMR access.
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To get started with Mumla, the Brandmeister team has created an official Wiki to get started as found here: https://help.brandmeister.us/mumble/mumble-mobile-app-setup
Snarf! Some helpful tips
The directions above are pretty easy to follow, but there are a few things that "might" make you get confused such as:
- Server - If you are in the eastern USA, you can use MumbleEast.repeater.net
- Your DMR ID - You MUST use the newer 31xxxxx format ID. Older 11xxxxx will not work.
- Your hotspot - Make sure you enter in your SSID as part of your hotspot, but I have realized your hotspot does NOT need to be on the network for this to still work.
- Where does it work? This will work anywhere you have mobile device coverage
One idea this gives me is getting more SOTA or POTA people in the Hudson Valley on the TriState NY-NJ-PA talk group while doing activations if they have mobile service if something other than a local repeater is needed for spotting and you do not want to use a hotspot while at the park or in the woods.
Now, how about this as our next ham mobile inspiration!
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