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New to DMR Radio and Hot Spots

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N9AOU, Jan 4, 2020.

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  1. N9AOU

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    Starting this post to see where it goes regarding DMR Radio and Hotspots. Just getting into it myself, lot to learn.

    73's
    Mike
    N9AOU
     

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  2. KK7BQ

    KK7BQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Same here, new to DMR. Researching which hotspot to get.
     
  3. KY5U

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  4. N9AOU

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    I got the MegaDV HotSpot, little pricey but happy with it.
     
  5. WW2PT

    WW2PT Ham Member QRZ Page

    My brother gifted me with a ZUMspot a few months ago. It was an easy setup for me despite my complete ignorance of all things pertaining to digital voice mode. I use it with a Yaesu FT2D on both the YSF and DMR modes (the latter using YSF2DMR) and it works like a champ.
     
  6. KG7CSS

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    I got an AT-D868uV for Christmas. so far I like what I hearing My disappointment is repeaters are not like what I thought it would be but I am going the hotspot route some day, especially i wonder is practical to set up a hot spot at a hotel at fan conventions I go to (Science Fiction, Furry).
     
  7. W4NNF

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    The hotspots I like. The little Zumspot is one of the best ham radio buys I've made. Two years down the road it just sits quietly in a corner and does its thing. No fuss, no muss. :)

    DMR? I almost bought a DMR HT at the Huntsville Hamfest. The price sure was right. But then I asked myself what it would do for me that D-Star doesn't and couldn't come up with an answer. Still, might get one...but with the coming of reflectors that allow use by both DMR and D-Star it doesn't seem like much of a priority.
     
  8. W4NNF

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    Shouldn't be a problem. Just connect it to the local wi-fi (or use your phone as an Internet hotspot for the hotspot).
     
  9. N9AOU

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    The Open Spot 3 looks nice, can carry it in your pocket if you wanted to. I am currently using a Raspberry Pi 3 with a MMDVM HotSpot Hat.
     

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