HR2.0 - SharkRF openSPOT3 First Look and Setup!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by KC5HWB, Jan 28, 2020.

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  1. KC5HWB

    KC5HWB Ham Member QRZ Page

    A new device to the market that just started shipping this month is the openSPOT3 MMDVM-type DV device from SharkRF. The original openSPOT and newer openSPOT2 were very hot items in the market for a long time, and are still used today by many ham radio operators. Enter the new version, the openSPOT3, which incorporates and internal battery and the ability to cross-talk between DMR and DSTAR, making it the first hotspot with such a feature. Take a look at the video and feel free to comment.

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  2. W7ABO

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  3. KM4RFI

    KM4RFI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great video. I appreciate the info.
  4. KN4ZUJ

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    Will this get my HT right on to the internet and making QSO's or do you still need an additional radio like with Wires-X?
  5. KI5X

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    It is just me or is that thing as ugly as sin? Btw I'm talking about the OpenSpot itself - not the host
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  6. KN4RA

    KN4RA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Still kinda bummed that the legacy version is discontinued.
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  7. N8CD

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    Thanks - good overview. Probably shouldn't put your hotspot on 435.45 in the satellite sub-band though. The problem isn't so much the flea power hotspot, it's the HT that you'll be accessing it with.
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  8. KH6DC

    KH6DC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've worked D-Star to DMR, Yaesu Fusion and DMR to D-Star, FUsion and is all cases the end station said my audio was excellent. They couldn't believe I was operating cross mode and I told them t was an OP3. A bunch of them placed their order soon after.
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  9. KN4VVJ

    KN4VVJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I loved the Cross mode operation. That's what sold me on the OP3 without buying another radio. I placed my order and says delivery February 20th.
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  10. KD5BVX

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    What do you mean exactly?

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