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Last Update: 10/20/2018 - My Email: bill@k8veb.com


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SharkRF OpenSpot: The OpenSpot is a DMR/C4FM/D-star 20 mw hot spot for digital modes. The unit can cross mode between Fusion and DMR and DMR to Fusion. The OpenSpot is powered by the USB port on the modem and is connected to the internet via a RJ45 port on the modem. They are coming out with the OpenSpot 2 later this fall.

DV4mini

QYT-7900D

FT-8800

YEASU FT-8900R - This is my long trip mobile radio. I travel with two Diamond mobile antennas. The SR8900A antenna is a quad band antenna (28/52/144/440 MHz), and a Diamond 270 dual band antenna (2/70). The Diamond K9000 motorized mount is bolted to the roof rack on my car. Now I push a button to raise and lower the antenna. I have the left side programmed for 2 and 70cm, and the right side for quad band frequencies. The remote head is mounted in a vent mount. The FT-8900R unit is under the drivers seat. The separation kit makes this possible. I like the cross band feature of this radio! Activate the cross band feature and now I have the power of a mobile radio even though I am using a HT on low power! Programming software is from RT Systems.

YEASU FTM-400DR - Analog/Digital dual band radio. This is daily mobile radio. The Diamond K9000 motorized mount is bolted to the roof rack on my car. Now I push a button to raise and lower the antenna. The Diamond 270 dual band antenna (2/70) is the antenna I use with this unit.  I have programmed frequencies the same on both the upper and lower memories. The remote head is mounted in a vent mount. The FTM-400DR unit is under the drivers seat. The separation kit makes this possible. The top display is for analog and digital (C4FM/WIRES-X). The lower display is analog only. There is no cross band function on this radio.  There is a micro SD card slot for the storage of memory programming and for the photos (sending and receiving) when using the camera/speaker mic. Here is a photo taken on my FT-1DR HT transmitted to the FTM-400DR. (left to right) Jeff N8HEE his wife Linda (N8MCZ) and my son Kim (WA8KIM). Programming software is from RT Systems. 

Echolink Cube

BPQ (Raspberry PI) BBS system

Vertex VX-2000

Vertex VX-4000

HRI-200 Wires-x

LDG Z100Plus Auto Tuner I chose this unit because it does not require a RS232 adapter or power cube. The unit is powered with a 9 volt internal battery. All I have to do is supply a small signal and press a button! That's it! It has memory so the common frequencies are stored and tuning is very fast.

Yeasu FT-991 HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver. 100 watts 160 - 6 meters. 50 watts 2/70cm. Multi-mode (C4FM/CW/SSB/FM/AM). Standard Hand Mic.