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by k9agr
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PiStar/Zumspot Devices with SharkRF IP Connector Protocol Server
Replies: 11
Views: 1578

Re: PiStar/Zumspot Devices with SharkRF IP Connector Protocol Server

I suggest you look into the DVSwitch project. It can basically connect nearly anything to nearly anything else. You could set up a single server that supports all the protocols (and perhaps even bridge with the openspot ip connector server as well), and conference them all together, and have any of ...
by k9agr
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SOP on HOW TO connect to a DMR Repeater
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

Re: SOP on HOW TO connect to a DMR Repeater

Yeah, as far as I've determined, you can only connect to the talkgroups that are bridged. It is one of my greatest disappointments, because the delmarva talkgroup is the most interesting one to me, and I have difficulty reaching any of the repeaters that carry it. WR3IRS doesn't bridge all the talkg...
by k9agr
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting the Shark to Work
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Getting the Shark to Work

the use of http://openspot/ on windows takes advantage of the netbios naming built into windows. That isn't always enabled on all windows machines though. The direct IP address is the most reliable way to connect. Also, many home routers (not all) run a DNS cache internally, and are the only DNS ser...
by k9agr
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SOP on HOW TO connect to a DMR Repeater
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

Re: SOP on HOW TO connect to a DMR Repeater

I'll start by saying I've pieced things together myself, and I may get some of this wrong. YMMV as they say. Not all talkgroups on all networks are hotspot accessible. I know, I'm sad about that too. Specifically, down here on the lower part of the shore, the 8802 Delmarva talkgroup is not accessibl...
by k9agr
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not personally for me.
Replies: 2
Views: 935

Re: Not personally for me.

Improved DMR operations would have been awesome. I can't stress enough how nice it is to be able to use both timeslots. I have a pi-star with the dual hat (full duplex capable), with both timeslots. I can command the device even when there are long winded QSOs with no breaks between transmissions. ...
by k9agr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not personally for me.
Replies: 2
Views: 935

Re: Not personally for me.

I guess a lot of people really wanted "wifi". I VERY much preferred the ethernet connection as it allowed me to hook up ANY kind of bridged network I wanted including Wifi. And the wifi of my choice: high power 5Ghz or 2.4GHz or even a 3.3GHz device or ham band AP. Or more often then not just plain...
by k9agr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: openSPOT2 - Ethernet? and WiFi band(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 1239

Re: openSPOT2 - Ethernet? and WiFi band(s)

Ok, I guess that means an ethernet cable cannot be connected to the openSPOT2. OK....I´m out. Sorry... I have an enterprise grade commercial cellular router in my vehicle, and everything currently connects via hardwired (shielded) ethernet cables. I could enable the wifi on the router, but I prefer...
by k9agr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB C
Replies: 2
Views: 691

USB C

Is the USB C port on the new openSPOT2 host mode capable? I know it'll be the power input port, as well as the serial console port, but could it be used in the future with a software update to drive a nextion screen? Having the ability to add an inexpensive touchscreen to the openSPOT and software s...
by k9agr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenSpot V1 versus V2
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: OpenSpot V1 versus V2

I want to start by saying that I love my 2 openSPOT v1 devices. I suspect the v2 devices will sell reasonably well because they provide an alternative to the pi based systems, and there are people that appreciate that. Additionally, you don't have to wade through 50 bazillion varieties of hardware t...
by k9agr
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FCS002 Intermittant
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: FCS002 Intermittant

yes, glad to know it wasn't just me. I ran into this yesterday, then went back over to FCS001 and ignored the problem. Of course, I was just hammering away at the API, not actually trying to communicate, so it was an easy problem for me to ignore.

I didn't even try today.