DMR-MARC announces DMR development environment for ham experimenters

Experimenter Scientist

On April 18th, DMR-MARC, announced the launch of a new DMR development environment called the “DMR Sandbox” for anyone wishing to develop new features or applications specifically for ham radio DMR use. This is an important step for DMR-MARC and the ham radio DMR community as a whole, as it allows DMR development to occur outside of the high availability DMR-MARC network, which includes over 200 repeaters in 20 countries.

“The DMR Sandbox is a unique network, with unique talkgroups, and a unique purpose” said Mike Swiatkowski, AA9VI, one of the DMR-MARC Network Administrators. “The hope is that this development environment will help innovators create new and exciting applications for DMR without disrupting the stable worldwide network. We hope these new features will engage innovators and make our network more feature rich and fun.” added Swiatkowski.

For anyone interested in getting involved with the DMR Sandbox or learning more about it, check out the DMR Sandbox website.

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About Don Trynor, VA3XFT

Don is a 16-year veteran of the telecommunications industry and a licensed Canadian ham radio operator since 1988. He is passionate about VHF/UHF repeater communications, especially using digital modes and he has owned and operated a number of ham radio repeater installations over the years, including ones in both the provinces of Ontario (VE3/VA3) and New Brunswick (VE9). In addition to ham radio, Don enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, biking and astronomy.