OpenSpot2 - Band?

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AB8DT
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OpenSpot2 - Band?

Post by AB8DT » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:48 am

Yea! The new model info has been released :D

Will the new model be UHF TX/RX only like the original or does it have VHF TX/RX (i.e.; to bridge to a VHF repeater)

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Re: OpenSpot2 - Band?

Post by AB8DT » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:51 am

UHF only.... Answered my own question after reading the release notes:

Are there any plans for a VHF version?
The openSPOT2 has a built-in antenna for the UHF band. Currently we don’t plan to ship a VHF (or dual band) version of the product.

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Re: OpenSpot2 - Band?

Post by ISØAGA » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:08 pm

Without vhf is not a good news , for example in Italy we are working on pocsag on vhf band , and should be perfect in some cases to put on the network some vhf repeaters , practically the only innovation is WiFi capability and the usb/C connector , and why not an internal battery ???? 🤔🤔🤔🤔

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Re: OpenSpot2 - Band?

Post by Tyrbiter » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:15 pm

Internal battery would significantly raise the required safety testing and approval.
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Re: OpenSpot2 - Band?

Post by Foundry » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:07 pm

Wow, I just assumed the openspot2 had VHF. I guess I should have researched this a bit more before I ordered one (never assume as they say). I cant imagine why they wouldn't have VHF, I understand that UHF is the most commonly used band but quite allot of us only have DMR/P25 VHF band ex commercial radios :(

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Re: OpenSpot2 - Band?

Post by WH6FQE » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:19 am

Well, wished I would have found this thread before I purchased my 2 OpenSpot2 units expecting them to be VHF/UHF.

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