What is BrandMeister?

BrandMaster/BrandMeister is an operating software for Master servers participating in a worldwide infrastructure network of amateur radio digital voice systems.

  • If you are an amateur radio operator working in digital voice modes like D-Star, DMR, C4FM, APCO P25 or others (not all are supported yet!!). You do not need to know much about BrandMeister, and it’s very easy to operate on its infrastructure.
  • If you are an amateur radio operator that runs a repeater in your local area, you may be interested in learning some more about BrandMeister and how you can take part in it.

A brief overview of BrandMeister core features:

  • Switching system for IP-enabled conventional Tier-2 DMR radio
  • Supports the most known network-access and end-user equipment making it easily expandable
  • Performs switching on the Layer 3 (Call Control) of the DMR stack
  • Has an embedded data stack (Layer 4)
  • Has embedded data and voice applications
  • Flexible routing based on data stored in a global database, local memory cache, and Lua scripts
  • Event notification using messaging queues (calls, connections, alarms, messages, locations and telemetry)
  • Allows one to build their own network based on mesh technology

BrandMeister allows you to connect to MOTOROLA DMR-MARC and Hytera DMRplus networks, this means you can operate with other DMR amateur radio operators on both infrastructures the same time.

BrandMeister allows you…

  • To roam automatically from repeater to repeater
  • To make private QSOs on any time-slot
  • To make world-wide QSOs with any type of amateur DMR network
  • To send my location to APRS
  • To send and receive SMS messages
  • To send and receive SMS messages to or from APRS
  • To control some electric thing using my DMR radio as a remote control device

Embedded Applications

  • Common-use applications:
    • Interactive voice response for status messages (with support for 5 languages),
    • Signaling expansion (UU-Req/UU-Resp)
    • Automatic registration/roaming (Hytera RRS)
    • Auto-patch call gateway
    • SMS gateway (vendor independent, supporting ETSI/Hytera/Motorola)
    • IP bridge

Link to Brandmeister Network Website:

I also recommend visiting the Pi-Star site which has a current list of Brandmeister Talkgroups. You can find it at: it is also the place to get your Pistar bits and pieces when programming an MMDVM hotspot.