What is the FreeDMR Network?

It is made up of Independent Servers running the FreeDMR Server Software.
They have OpenBridged “OPB” to each other to make up the FreeDMR Network.
Neither Master nor Slave :-
All FreeDMR systems are equal, just like all of the individuals who run them. Each server is free to run as this wish.

FreeDMR is developed by hams for hams. Much of the work has come from the UK and European ham fraternity. They have worked on many of the old bugs that commercial systems would never fix to meet amateur radio requirements.

What is the VK FreeDMR Network?

It’s just the name we use for the server network that operates in Australia.

Australia has an assigned Talk Groups starting with a ‘5’. By local agreement, 505 is the national calling channel for Australia. There are a whole bunch of international and local prefixes – take a look at this webpage. There are about 900 Talkgroups at present.

For calls to Australian Stations we currently have these Talkgroup Numbers allocated:-

Australia505 Australlia – National Calling
Australia5050 Australia – News Nets and Ragchews
Australia5052 Australia – Eastern States
Australia5055 Australia – Central States
Australia5056 Australia – Western States
Australia50599 Australia – Dial-A-Node
Australia50510 FM RepeaterLink VK/ZL
Australia50595 OZ-DMR Australia News & Chat
Australia50556 ANZEL Echolink Network