N5BOC MMDVM boards

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by W4EAE, Dec 10, 2019.

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  1. W4EAE

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    N5BOC makes both simplex and duplex radio boards for hotspots. Someone may be making similar products of quality, but I haven't seen them.

    Transmissions from the board are cleaner on the spectroscope than Kenwood, Icom and Yaesu radios.

    They work perfectly well with MMDVM, Pi-Star, or QnetGateway.
     
  2. N8FNR

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    I just ordered a DMRspot https://dmrspot.27labs.com/and he uses those boards. N5BOC has "improved the simplex board and has made a design change that improves the performance of the internal antenna." DMRspot claims that the new antenna is almost as good as the old board with and external antenna attached.

    Zack N8FNR
     
  3. W4EAE

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    I have an older simplex board, and I actually like the 'limited' range of the internal antenna. It is good enough to run in the car, where I really don't need it to reach more than about 6 feet.

    I've thought about adding an external antenna to an N5BOC board. The duplex board has two external antennas, and also works well on 2m (though it is not spec'ed for it).
     

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