Callwatch shows the traffic across the c-Bridge. Peerwatch shows you the repeater status and its activity on each manager. Bridgewatch shows a pie chart of talkgroup activity. All 3 can be very useful for monitoring, especially during nets or special events.

PNWDigital c-Bridge Callwatch Pages

PNWpnw-a.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420Located in Bremerton, serving repeaters in Washington, West of the Cascades and the Western MMDVM servers
PNW-Bpnw-b.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420Located in Freemont California, to be decommissioned by fall of 2020; all repeaters have been moved off and only the Parrot and several MMDVM servers yet to move
PNW-D
pnw-d.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420

Located in Kennewick, serving repeaters in Southeastern Washington, most of Oregon and Utah as well as Parrot, East MMDVM and other specialty servers
PNW-E
pnw-e.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420

Located in Spokane, serving repeaters in most of Washington East of the Cascades and Western Idaho

How it Works

Callwatch:  The latest version of c-Bridge (our networking control) has changed the name of NetWatch to CallWatch.  c-Bridges are computers configured as talkgroup servers and they manage everything that cross into, through and out of, the PNWDigital network.

We maintain 3 primary c-Bridges and manage traffic and loading relatively equally.  Outside talkgroups come from 3 primary sources; Brandmeister, DMR-MARC and other c-Bridges.  All 3 c-Bridges have incoming talkgroups so that the load is more balanced and any potential failures can be minimized.

By selective use of Callwatch, you may search for a single talkgroup, repeater, MMDVM server, a user by call sign or name, a city, town or state, a c-Bridge, etc.  Whatever you wish filter that can appear in Callwatch, is filterable or searchable.

CallWatch typically holds 1,500 call records.  Much of the traffic in our call history is from talkgroups not native to PNWDigital.  There are 2 available filters, Accept text and Reject text  that may be used to reduce the call history.  It can be managed to favor PNWDigital, affiliated networks or conversely to other networks that may be of interest.  Both filters may be used simultaneously as well as with multiple text entries via piping.

Handy Callwatch Filters

PNW-A a.pnwdigital.infoPNW (actual name) is located in Bremerton, serving repeaters in Washington, West of the Cascades and the Western MMDVM servers
PNW-Dd.pnwdigital.infoLocated in Kennewick, serving repeaters in Southeastern Washington, most of Oregon and Utah as well as Parrot, Eastern MMDVM and other specialty servers
PNW-Ee.pnwdigital.info
Located in Spokane, serving repeaters in most of Washington East of the Cascades and Western Idaho
PNW-D MM’smm.pnwdigital.infoShows only MMDVM traffic on the PNWDigital network.  Useful for testing new hotspots or connectivity
PNW-A WA2 Netwa2.pnwdigital.infoShows only Washington 2 traffic.  Useful for watching check-in during some nets
NOTE:  Using the “dot info”, not to be confused with the “dot net”

It is recommended that members use the links below rather than the stock links in the above table, as your default Callwatch pages to limit the extraneous call entries.

Specialized Sample URL’s to Filter Callwatch’s Call History

Below are samples to show the syntax to use for the dynamic features of CallWatch and Bridgewatch

pnw-a.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420/CallWatch?filter=PNWStandard filter to try to limit history to only PNWDigital traffic
Dpnw-d.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420/CallWatch?filter=PNW
Epnw-e.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420/CallWatch?filter=TAC 310
TAC 310 only, no other talkgroups
Apnw-a.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420/CallWatch?filter=Washington 2Washington 2 only, good for Gathering or other nets
Apnw-a.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420/CallWatch?reject=US-3102|BM-3103Excludes traffic from our 2 BM Masters
Apnw-a.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420/CallWatch?reject=TAC 310|TAC 311|TAC 312Excludes TAC 310, 311 and 312 traffic
Dpnw-d.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420/CallWatch?filter=PNW|HKS|BC-TRBO&reject=TAC 31|Bridge 2Enables traffic from PNW, HKS and BC-TRBO but excludes the busy TG’s of TAC 310-319 and the Bridge
Epnw-e.dev.pnwdigital.org:42420/CallWatch?filter=PNW|HKS|BC TRBO&reject=TAC 31|Bridge|Worldwide|English|Unknown AnalogEnables traffic from PNW (all PNW Digital c-Bridges), HKS and BC-TRBO but excludes the busy TG’s of TAC 310-319, Bridge, Worldwide, English and Unknown Analog
ACallWatch?filter=PNW%7CHKS%7CBC%20TRBO%26reject=US-3102%7CBM-3103%7CDMR-MARC%7CSNARS%7CCactus%7CInland%7CCalif%7CTAC%2031%7CBridge%7CWorldwide%7CAmerica%7CEnglish%7CUnknownSample of filtering almost everything not internal to PNW
http://44.12.97.139/?filter=PNW|HKS|BC%20TRBO|Utah|Montana&reject=BM-3102|US-3103|TAC%2031|Bridge|Worldwide|English|America|UnknownBridgewatch sample limiting outside of network talkgroups
Samples of filtering abilities of Callwatch and Bridgewatch

Pipes may be used to stack-up additional accepted or rejected traffic as shown in the above table.  A pipe is the vertical bar, typically a shifted backslash on most keyboards. Some browsers may not accept or stack up the pipes correctly.  You may substitute : %7C for the pipe symbol.  While you are at it, use: %20 rather than a space just to be safe.

Any characters that you see appear in Callwatch can be used for the filter including the pipe character to string text together for filters, including the space. The characters are case sensitive.

You may create your own URL’s, save them as favorites and easily customize your traffic history. 

Decoding the symbols in Callwatch’s User Radio ID’s (to be phased out by 2022)

The radio ID aliases in the c-bridges may have symbols suffixed to a users RID such

WA7DMR$amrvExample of any or all of the currently used symbols
$Donations made to support PNWDigital (now only appearing here)
aAdministration team member
mMMDVM registered user
rRepeater owner on the PNWdigital network
tTechnical team member (tech@dev.pnwdigital.org)
vVictor manager access

Peerwatch

Peerwatch shows you the repeaters on each c-Bridge as well as their health and activity, if any.

PNW-A Peerwatch

PNW-D Peerwatch

PNW-E Peerwatch

The colored horizonal and vertical bars indicate status and activity:

  • Yellow highlights indicate that a repeater has an internet issue which may effect its network ability
  • Green is talkgroup voice activity on and from, that repeater
  • Red is talkgroup destination activity to the repeater
  • Top color bar denotes timeslot 1 voice activity
  • Bottom color bar denotes timeslot 2 voice activity
  • Data activity is green and red also. They appear very briefly as data is very quick compared to voice packets
    • Left vertical bar is data on timeslot 1
    • Right vertical bar is data on timeslot 2

Bridgewatch

Bridgewatch, created by Ben K7DMG, also uses the same piping options as Callwatch. Additionally, Bridgewatch will allow selection of repeaters to further specify showing only valid talkgroups. One click will clear all the filters that may have been enabled. Some members may prefer Bridgewatch over Callwatch due to the visual graphics, with or without the filtering options.

First Published: September 18, 2021 Last Updated: 11 months ago by Mike – NO7RF

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