Digital Mobile Radio DMR MMDVM Hotspot Jumbo Spot

K0PIR

I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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Robert Austin
2 years ago

Hi Rich, AE/KE0OHH here. Is there a difference between a Jumbo Hot Spot and a WiFi Hot Spot? I have a Hot Spot on my laptop that my phone connects through. I live in a very remote county in SW Colorado, with one repeater, but it is reachable only in a restricted region. We have no TV or radio reception, and the cable company pulled out 6 years ago. BUT, I have high speed fiber and a 10 meg. connection. How do you feel about DIY Raspberry Hot Spots? 73

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John K7KB
2 years ago

Thanks for the article Rich. In my opinion, using the Jumbo Spot with your transceiver makes it a VOIP hybrid. Not completely VOIP since you are using a handheld transceiver, but still VOIP since it is transmitted digitally over the internet.

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John K7KB
2 years ago

Right now, with the FCC crackdown on chinese DMR Radios, it’s hard to know which ones are compliant and which ones are not. I believe your Ailunce is on the FCC blacklist now, but I see it’s still being sold on Amazon. I guess I’ll wait and see which ones get put on the compliance list later then decide if I want to give DMR a try.

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Lee Watts
2 years ago

I have a Icom7100 which has DMR capability. That’s one of the reasons I bought it, but sadly, later found I cannot hit any of the DMR capable repeaters in my area. Too far away I guess. Looks to me like the Jumbo Spot should work with the 7100 like the handheld you described. Am I correct in my assumption?
Regards;
Lee WA7OK

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Tony Teri
2 years ago

Great post. I need help in understanding how I would configure the Radio to transmit to the Jumbo Spot.

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Don
2 years ago

Can there be any issues between the DMR hotspot and the server that it connects to? I can send all day but have only heard one gentleman testing something. I have tried on parrot and I see the hot spot responding and then listening. Then I hear no reply. I also have another DMR radio and I have sent on that and do not hear any traffic on the hot spot. Firewall issue on the router? Do I need to open firewall ports on the router or forwarding ports on the router?

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Eugene Colton
1 year ago

Rich,
Got a question. Just visited a friend today who has a JumboSpot, seems to be programmed but he doesn’t know how to get the BM Jumbo Spot data programmed into his computer and copied to his newly-purchased TYT MD-380.
Suggestions?
BTW we met in South Dakota at a campground in Pierre last July. Exchanged photos, etc.
73
Eugene/AF9O

BTW I have a Nano-Spot, and my entries to the computer/MD-380 go like “NS TAC310,” etc.

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William KD8VHP
1 year ago
Reply to  K0PIR

I have a question about the sported frequencies. Would i be able to transmit VHF into it if i had a VHF antenna for it? I would be using it for P25.

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Dave Evangelista
1 year ago

Hi, Rich. N2TRY (Dave) here. Great site and good beginner information. I have a n00b question for you (or anyone else in the thread). I recently purchased an Anytone AT-D878UV (nice little rig).

My question: How do I program the hotspot frequency into the code-plug? (Should this be an Analog or Digital simplex frequency)? If it’s digital should this be Slot 1 or 2? I notice in the videos (both here and elsewhere) where it’s observed TS1 is disabled and TS2 is enabled (and this is critical I understand). Is the TS2 on the pi-star set by default or in the defaults? Maybe I missed that.

Kind regards & 73’s

Dave

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Les M Bradshaw
1 year ago

Cant get the display to work on the Jumbo spot ? I am connected to wifi and running.

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John
1 year ago

Can you provide a link or information where to purchase?

Thanks,
John, N6UOP

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