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OS2 con OS1 advantages in mobile setup

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:26 pm
by OZ9KL
Hi All.

I have the OS1 and I'm happy with it. I use it in my car connected to my iPhone through a TP-Link WR802N Router. I'm considering to replace it with an OS2, but can't really see what advantages it will get me, in my mobile setup. I'm only use it for DMR+ in Denmark. Please convince me, that I need to buy an OS2 at the cost of Euro 259,00 inclusive tax and shipping.

Regards and 73

Kim / OZ9KL

Re: OS2 con OS1 advantages in mobile setup

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:37 pm
by HA2NON
Here are a few advantages:

The OS2 boots extremely fast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4cipHGcPo
The web interface loads far more quickly, you can use sharkrf.link to open the web interface easily. You can also add a quick access app icon to your phone's home screen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e6vWrMsPTU
OS2 now supports TS2 DMR+ talkgroups. OS2 uses the now more common USB-C connector. The OS2's power consumption is also lower than the OS1's. We've redesigned the power supply and protection circuits so it can tolerate high voltage spikes which can occur in a car.
We've added more voice announcements so you'll always know the status of your OS2.
You don't need to use the TP-Link router anymore.

Re: OS2 con OS1 advantages in mobile setup

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:22 am
by DO1IP
Time to update the OS1 Firmware for those features....

Re: OS2 con OS1 advantages in mobile setup

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:09 am
by OZ9KL
Hi HA2NON.

Thank you for your reply.
The boot time on OS1 is also pretty quick, and not a problem.
I don't access the web interface while I'm driving.
OS1 also supports TS2 DMR+ Talkgroups, I use it regulary. But I think you mean static talkgroups.
Power consumption is not an issue. My OS1 turns on with the car.
The TP Link router is payed and doesn't eat bread. It's also a small device.
The voltages spike is not a problem. I got it powered from a cigarette lighter plug, which have protection circuit for voltage spikes.

Regards OZ9KL
HA2NON wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Here are a few advantages:

The OS2 boots extremely fast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4cipHGcPo
The web interface loads far more quickly, you can use sharkrf.link to open the web interface easily. You can also add a quick access app icon to your phone's home screen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e6vWrMsPTU
OS2 now supports TS2 DMR+ talkgroups. OS2 uses the now more common USB-C connector. The OS2's power consumption is also lower than the OS1's. We've redesigned the power supply and protection circuits so it can tolerate high voltage spikes which can occur in a car.
We've added more voice announcements so you'll always know the status of your OS2.
You don't need to use the TP-Link router anymore.

Re: OS2 con OS1 advantages in mobile setup

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:34 pm
by roger-uk
Then you don't need to upgrade - be happy and buy something else :) Simples really.

Re: OS2 con OS1 advantages in mobile setup

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:11 am
by EdAtlanta
I have an OS1 with a tp-link router attached to a battery pack and this combination is definitely portable, but not as portable as the OS2. I was riding on a golf cart yesterday with a Verizon Jetpack and the OS2 both in my shirt pocket and talking on Alabama Link with an FT1XDR HT. The Jetpack was not only providing the internet access it was also providing power to the OS2 via a very short USB cable. You don't get much more portable than this.

Love it!

Re: OS2 con OS1 advantages in mobile setup

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:06 pm
by GM7LSI Johnny
Does the OS1 have the quick setup option.

Re: OS2 con OS1 advantages in mobile setup

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 am
by HA2NON
No

Re: OS2 con OS1 advantages in mobile setup

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:11 pm
by GM7LSI Johnny
Ah, another good reason to upgrade to the OS2, the "Quick set up" is a dream to use. Also, I use my OS2 in my motorhome with my mobile "Three MiFi" which only works wireless and I can connect up to 9 devices to it at once. This OS2 rocks.

Re: OS2 con OS1 advantages in mobile setup

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:05 pm
by OZ9KL
Arghhh.....

Got tempted by the Black Friday discount.
Just ordered one :-)

Regards and 73 OZ9KL
GM7LSI Johnny wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:11 pm
Ah, another good reason to upgrade to the OS2, the "Quick set up" is a dream to use. Also, I use my OS2 in my motorhome with my mobile "Three MiFi" which only works wireless and I can connect up to 9 devices to it at once. This OS2 rocks.