It just works. Period.

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It just works. Period.

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I've got a DVMega, DV4mini, DV4home, and now the OpenSPOT.
Out of all 4 devices, the OpenSPOT is the most stable and just works all the time.
The DVMega is good, but lately the Raspberry Pi seems to lose connection with the DVMega board modem forcing me to shut it down and power-cycle it.
The DV4mini...well, I think we all know the horror stories with that one.
The DV4home is also an unmitigated disaster. Google "dv4home review" for more info on that one.

But SharkRF has come up with a simple, small device that just plain works and I've been running it non-stop for over a week now with no issues.
DMR audio feedback reports are that the audio is clear with no packet loss.
Add to that they've released a complete set of APIs to remotely control the device for anyone who wants to build their own web-based or stand-alone app and they're light years ahead of the amateur radio digital hotspot competition with maybe the exception of the bluetooth-connected DVMega hotspots out there.

If only they'd drop a bluetooth chip or a full-size USB for wifi/bluetooth in a future hardware revision...
But I'm sure they're looking towards the future on that.

SharkRF team, you're on a roll. Keep it up!

I swear, Estonia is just like California's Silicon Valley...only with nicer people the last time I visited there back in the 00's. :-)
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Thank you for the kind words. We are very happy that you like openSPOT!
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No problem, great device, praise well-deserved.

Just posted my eHam.net quick-review of it.

http://www.eham.net/reviews/review/143669
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I sent in a nice review as well; excellent product all around and the support is top notch; thanks for being actively involved with your products on such a global scale!
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I agree with the above posts. Excellent hardware and firmware but for someone quite new to DMR like me, the support and kind understanding is second to none.
Great product and great support.

Jerry
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Agreed. Thank you Norbert and to the team for this really cool product along with great tech support.

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Waiting on mine. On order for October.

My preference would be wifi. But both would be good.

From above.
If only they'd drop a bluetooth chip or a full-size USB for wifi/bluetooth in a future hardware revision...
But I'm sure they're looking towards the future on that.

Thanks for listening and enjoy the comments as I wait for mine.

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Post by Kc6cnn »

A USB for wifi would be great. I want to use this mobile and to use my phone to provide the Internet and Web server ! Awesome.
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Post by W5hj »

You don't need a USB port to have wifi. The Ethernet port will work also with one of these.

http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/TL-WR702N.html
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Post by dmlad4uu »

Have two of those. They work well.

But,
When portable need to be simple and as compact has possible. Extra
wires, battery connection etc. Could then, just about put it in your pocket
with a small battery.

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