Not a lot of progress has been made on the new DMR repeater, but progress is progress, right?!
The cabinet is repurposed from an old GE MASTR II receiver rack. It will house the MMDVM board, Raspberry Pi, in addition to the 12 and 5 volt power supplies. It is being designed and built as a low power (~5 watts) repeater in a nice portable (and rack mountable) package. Keep checking for updates!
The server cabinet was moved to it’s new home over the weekend. Still to come is network upgrades and adding a UPS for the entire cabinet. Also looking to purchase an NXDN radio to improve the scanner feed reliability. Stay tuned!
This weekend we will be doing some server maintenance. As a result, the scanner feed, minecraft server, and allstar node 29912 will be offline. Check back for updates.
I’m currently in the process of gathering the equipment needed to make this happen. Will start as a ‘garage’ repeater and hopefully move to a more permanent site. Stay tuned for updates!
Over the weekend, a few upgrades were completed on the server:
- Removed old Xeon 5060 CPU and replaced with dual Xeon 5168 CPUs
- Installed additional 16GB of RAM (total 32GB)
- Installed additional 200GB of HDD space
- Installed shelving for accessories
- Reconfigured Minecraft and Webserver virtual machines
Still to come is replace main RAID drives with larger capacity drives and install dual 2TB storage drives (for media/storage server). All-in-all a productive weekend.