OpenSpot for Beginners: D-Star, Fusion, and DMR Accessed Easily

by Brian Schell

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A Practical, What-You-Need-to-Know guide to getting on DMR, Fusion, and D-Star radio systems using the the OpenSpot device by SharkRF.

The OpenSpot is a powerful system for linking the worlds of amateur radio and the Internet. You can link your handheld radio to repeaters, individuals, or talk groups located anywhere in the world, quickly and easily. And because it’s all digital, you get crystal-clear sound. The book covers the setup and use of one of the OpenSpot, a “personal repeater,” that allows you to connect your handheld radio to these three networks without the need to use a “public” repeater system.

Inside, you’ll find step-by-step tutorials on how to setup, configure, and use your radio with the OpenSpot. Digital modes have never been more accessible! This short book gives you a simple step-by-step walkthrough of all the options to set up your OpenSpot using a large number of screenshots and examples. The whole process is detailed, from upgrading your firmware to to choosing repeaters, reflectors, talk groups, and more. Once that’s done, you can start making your first calls to individuals, ham repeaters, or world-wide talk groups.

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