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by W5hj
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New guy question, is Shark RF for me?
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: New guy question, is Shark RF for me?

I think the answer you are seeking is that your Openspot must be connected to the internet in some manner. At home it can be simply connected via a cat 5 cable to your router. On the road you need some sort of cellular hotspot such as a smartphone or a dedicated cellular hotspot plus a router that c...
by W5hj
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: home brew call rerouting not working
Replies: 7
Views: 1915

Re: home brew call rerouting not working

Are you using TG9 local or TG2 local in your radio? You radio has to have a TG9 talkgroup programmed in the codeplug to use the call rerouting feature.
by W5hj
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting up openspot most efficiently?
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: Setting up openspot most efficiently?

You can use the front panel reprogramming but IMO it is easier to use the call rerouting feature in the advanced settings on the connectors page of the Openspot web interface. From the manual: "You can enable rerouting by setting a reroute ID other than zero. If rerouting is active, all calls are re...
by W5hj
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Setting up openspot most efficiently?
Replies: 5
Views: 1505

Re: Setting up openspot most efficiently?

Your code plug and Openspot should work fine as is no matter where you travel as long as you have access to the internet. That is the beauty of using a hotspot for traveling. There is no need to have all the repeaters along the way programmed in your radio. Also if you happen to be in an area where ...
by W5hj
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ethernet to WiFi Adapter
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Re: Ethernet to WiFi Adapter

Many options have been discussed at length on this forum. I use a TP-Link WR702N in conjunction with my iPhone personal hotspot for mobile and portable operation.
by W5hj
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: On status page "in call" Intermitent
Replies: 17
Views: 2365

Re: On status page "in call" Intermitent

Could be seeing traffic but not hearing it if you didn't do a 4000 group call to disconnect from a talkgroup before keying up a new one. If you are using FW 87 or later the 4000 disconnect quick call is available on the Homebrew connectors page. Otherwise you need to enter 4000 in your C4FM reroutin...
by W5hj
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: iPhone
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: iPhone

Then I recommend the TP-LINK WR702N or WR802N router. Also it is a good idea to power the setup with a large capacity battery (12,000 ma or more) rather than using the car cigarette lighter. If you need any help you can email me direct at w5hj1@yahoo.com and I will send you my phone number.
by W5hj
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: iPhone
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: iPhone

You don't need a special app you just use the Safari browser that comes in your iPhone. Using the Openspot with the iPhone has been covered extensively in this forum before. Here is an example.

https://forum.sharkrf.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=220
by W5hj
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use of Auto-Connect
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Use of Auto-Connect

Auto Connect is not required to connect to talkgroup that is not stored in you radio. There is an option in advanced settings on the connector page to type in a TG number so you can connect to it using TG 9 with your radio. Just put the number in and save it. When you want return to normal operation...
by W5hj
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OUT OF STOCK
Replies: 9
Views: 2380

Re: OUT OF STOCK

Sometimes it takes a little longer to get a better product. The demand for the Openspot has been phenomenal.

BTW you can get a much better price at Grapevine Amateur Radio than HRO.

http://www.grapevineamateurradio.com/st ... =Openspot1