At the January meeting, Mike McKay (N5DU) gave a terrific presentation on digital IP gateways/hotspots, specifically the Shark OpenRF module. He discussed different modes, uses, and module models, including pros and cons of different systems. He discussed in depth the Shark OpenRF system, including setup and operation. Some highlights of the device are: Supports DMR, D-Star (DCS, REF/DPlus, XRF/DExtra, XLX), System Fusion (FCS, YSFReflector) networks. Supports cross modem modes. Talk with your C4FM radio on DMR, and with your radio on System Fusion networks! USB powered, low energy consumption, 20mW RF output. Create your own private radio network! Also discussed were different repeater access around the region using RF hotspots. Official minutes of the meeting can be found here.
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CMSARA Event Calendar
- CQ Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
- Hamvention 2018 - Saturday Roundup
- Hamvention 2018 - Friday Roundup
- Hamvention 2018: ARRL Renews Memorandum of Understanding with SATERN, Promotes Partnerships at Forum
- The K7RA Solar Update
- FT8 Activity Bumping Up at Some Expense to Other Modes
- Solar Eclipse QSO Party Research Results Published in Geophysical Research Letters
- Radio Contact Planned Between Cape Cod and Newfoundland During Marconi Daughter’s Visit
- Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Honored by Lawmakers on “el Día del Radioaficionado”
- ARISS Kicking Off 2018 Fundraising Effort at Hamvention