The perfect Hotspot

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The perfect Hotspot

Post by dmlad4uu » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:53 pm

Holbert, FYI. My New Years Wish. And of course internal Wifi.

I posted this on the Brandmeister 3148 facebook page.

Hello fellow HOTSPOTERS
I have received several e-mails recently in regards to an amp that I have been using on my Hotspots. There has been various postings on several of the Facebook pages.
So here is the scoop:
I am using a P8X from D2FQ in Germany. Web site: http://www.df2fq.de. I have 2 of them. One on a Bluestack and one on an Openspot. The amps work really great. I can hear my hotspots at home for 6 - 7 miles. 2 antennas up 30/40 ft. That's all I have tested. The problem is the Hotspots have very poor receive sensitivity and can only hear me from about 1 1/2 miles away. 5 watts or 45 watts. (Using DMR).
My goal was to have Hotspots at home that I could use within about a 5 mile radius. Since Most of my driving/errands are within that 5 miles. I didn't want to worry about jumping in the car for shorts trips and messing with the Verizone Jetpack and using my data minutes. I was using this configuring in my D-Star days and was able to Xmit and receive out about 10 miles. That was an entirely different configuration using a RPI.
So, I am partially there . But until someone comes up with a hotspot with better receive sensitivity I am very limited in my quest for the perfect all around Hotspot.
Hope this helps others out.
If anyone has any suggestion it would be greatly appreciated.
73's
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Re: The perfect Hotspot

Post by PH0DV » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:32 pm

Did you already adjust the receive sensitifity in openspot?
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Re: The perfect Hotspot

Post by dmlad4uu » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:41 pm

I have not made any adjustments to Openspot. I will take a look at it. TY

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Re: The perfect Hotspot

Post by gabriele » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:46 pm

Please tell me where in openSpot menu is possible to set up receive sensitivity.
I have only found where one can change the tx power output (default is at max, about 20 mW).
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Re: The perfect Hotspot

Post by HA2NON » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:01 pm

Modem page, other settings block. Advanced mode needs to be turned on.
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Re: The perfect Hotspot

Post by gabriele » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:30 pm

TNX (the Newbie strikes again...)

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Re: The perfect Hotspot

Post by dmlad4uu » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:39 pm

I tried the sensitivity settings with my P8X amps. I did not notice much difference if any using
settings 1 and 3. May be a little help but not much. The openspot can hear me abt 2 miles away.

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