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by hptschupp
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Optimum SharkRf Mobile Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Summer Heat

This is a short update of my mobile installation. Overall it works very well and solidly with excellent audio reports and practically no dropouts or R2D2. Summer time in Florida produces outside temperatures of about 35 C midday. If my car is not parked in the shadow the inside temperature easily ri...
by hptschupp
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Optimum SharkRf Mobile Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Components IV

shark4.jpg Power/Solar control unit with circuit breakers. Standby power consumption for 5100 with SharkRF, Tablet, TP-Link and Jetpack is about 0.5A at 13.5V. Solar panel delivers 2 to 10A depending on sun angle and cloud coverage during daylight. This is enough power to also run the Freezer/Fridge.
by hptschupp
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Optimum SharkRf Mobile Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Components III

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5100 and SharkRF external antennas. An additional antenna might be mounted for the Verizon Jetpack to improve signal strength in weak cellularar areas.
by hptschupp
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Optimum SharkRf Mobile Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Components II

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Control head of ID5100 and Samsung Tablet connected via WiFi to TP-Link on RAM mount.
by hptschupp
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Optimum SharkRf Mobile Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Reflectors

It was nice to discover the other than REF reflectors on DSTAR. My local repeater W4RNT only carries the REF protocol and cannot be linked to any other reflector type. The Shark RF also is compatible with the XRF, XLX and DCS reflectors. Those are a real asset when working on DSTAR internationally, ...
by hptschupp
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Optimum SharkRf Mobile Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Components I

shark1.jpg Left: ID5100 with Samsung Tablet on RAM mount. Right: Shark RF with external antenna connector and TPLink in the background. The external antenna for the Shark RF gives me an additional range of about 0.75 miles with my handheld ID51 and a solid connection to the openspot in the car. Int...
by hptschupp
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Optimum SharkRf Mobile Setup
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Optimum SharkRf Mobile Setup

I finally got a well working mobile setup with the following components: - SharkRf - TPLink WR802N - Verizon Jetpack AC791L - ICOM ID5100 - Icom 51A Plus 2 - Samsung Tablet E9.6 on a RAM mount - 150 Watts solar panel on car roof - two 35AHr AGM Batteries (apart from the car battery) - 2 External VHF...
by hptschupp
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Samsung Android Tablet
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Samsung Android Tablet

I use a small laptop in my car with the SharkRF tethered to my iPhone via WiFi. The system works well. Now, I would rather use my Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 SM instead of the laptop for the same purpose. I thought of buying a USB to Ethernet adapter for Android tablets and then route the SharkRF direc...
by hptschupp
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: DSTAR can receive but not transmit
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Re: DSTAR can receive but not transmit

Problem is handled.

There was a space before my Call Sign in my ID-51 setting. Removing the space handled the problem. Thanks Terry N9NL for helping me trouble shooting and resolving the issue.

Thank you guys too for helping out and responding.

Best
Hanspeter Tschupp
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by hptschupp
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: DSTAR can receive but not transmit
Replies: 10
Views: 1712

Re: DSTAR can receive but not transmit

Thanks again for the hint.

I added Module B on my registration and entered it accordingly into the Connectors section of the SharkRF. See attachment.

My radio that I use is an ID51A-Plus2.

Still no go on the transmit.

Best
Hanspeter
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