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FreeDMR Server Install.

Last Updated on 6 May 2024

Installing a FreeDMR Peer Server for Ham Radio use on the FreeDMR Network.

© The information on this page and others, is solely for setting up a FreeDMR peer server on the FreeDMR Network.
© G7RZU hacknix – FreeDMR Peer Server – FreeDMR – FreeDMR Network – FreeDMR UK.

See if your country has a server first.      Does it really need more servers?.
Add a Server to the FreeDMR Network. 

1. Gitlab Install page.

It requires a moderate level of understanding of networking and reasonable skill level in Linux to install and maintain a FreeDMR peer server.
FreeDMR Peer Server, Official version. Installing using Docker.

Install and run it. 
     Quick Start - For a one-shot install on a Debian or Debian-based system.....
     All you need is that one line of code.
This will install all the required packages.  - 
     Docker, FreeDMR, FreeDMRmonitor2, FreeDMRmonapache, Echo, etc.
That is you up and running.

Do not set up and treat as you would HBlink.
Do not make any changes to the files/folders or permissions. 
Do not change any ports.    If you need to use other than the default ports, read this.
Do not set any rules.    FreeDMR, does not use a rules file!
     All TGs will be usable, and pass over the server / FreeDMR network.  Just PTT the TG you want to use. 
During start-up if you see errors, don't worry, they should go away once it has downloaded the default files. 
A lot happens during the initial start-up sequence. 
Notes & Tips -
IPv6. Turn OFF for setup. (We do support ipv6) 

Connect your hotspot with a valid Ham DMR 7 DIG ID.
     If not using a valid Ham Radio DMR ID for testing -
     In the SYSTEM section - add    ALLOW_UNREG_ID: True    to freedmr.cfg and restart FreeDMR.
     Remember to set back to    ALLOW_UNREG_ID: False    before the server goes live.
Port=62031    (Default port)
Password=passw0rd    (Default)
The default dashboard will also have been installed. 
     Just head to your server IP or FQDN on port 80 or 443 if using SSL certificates and should be visible.
     If you are joining the FreeDMR Network. You must start with this default version. 
     After being listed/approved, you can change it.

Please read all the Wiki pages. 

If you need help with the Official version install, join this Telegram group, "FreeDMR Building Server Support".
     Errors you can not account for, copy them to a TXT file and post in the group, along with the issue.
It requires a moderate level of understanding of networking and reasonable skill level in Linux to install and maintain a FreeDMR server.
This section might help. -

This seam a good site to translate PDF.

Disable and remove UFW from the system. Telegram Group 16th November 2021.

Host Hotspot / Repeater Password.   Should I use passw0rd or PASSWORD.

HBMon Dashboard by Christian OA4DOA.  -  If running more than 3 OPB/Bridges. Run Dashboard on a 2nd Server.

-  Dashboard Extras 1.  -  .  

CS8ABG  FDMR Monitor - Flags used on the FreeDMR Network downloadBridging different modes.

Bridging-Cross-mode, multi mode or analogue etc.

Some Rules for OPB.  -  Loop Control.



2. Join the community!!

Our group for system builders can be found here:
FreeDMR Network system building a Server – Support Group.
This group is for all Help and Questions on setting up your Official FreeDMR Server on the FreeDMR Network.

3. What is Full OpenBridge?

Quick explanation – Read this page also.
Full OpenBridge gives you all the Talk Groups without adding one by one.
World Wide Talk Group.

You can still bridge to whatever you want as an independent server.
AllStar, Echolink, HBlink, XLX, YSF, Peanut etc.

If you do add any Bridges.
All via Full OpenBridge have access to that Talk Group and Bridge.

To request an OpenBridge, do it via this group.
FreeDMR system building a Server – Support Group.
You can OpenBridge to any server on this list.

  FreeDMR Architecture PDF.

Ideally, you should have up to 4. OpenBridges.

4. Name and Logo?

Only official server on the FreeDMR Network can use the name FreeDMR or FreeDMR Network.
Only official servers on the FreeDMR Network can use the Logo/Banners etc.


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