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Last Update: 11/19/2018 - My Email: bill@k8veb.com


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. 

 


SharkRF OpenSpot 2 is what I use here at the QTH/mobile/portable. The OpenSpot 2 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 2 is powered by the USB port on the modem and is connected to the internet via WIFI.

Key features:
Supports DMR (Brandmeister, DMRplus), D-Star (DCS, REF/DPlus, XRF/DExtra, XLX), System Fusion (FCS, YSFReflector) networks. More supported networks and features will be available with new firmware releases.
Supports cross modem modes. Talk with your C4FM radio on DMR, and with your DMR radio on System Fusion networks!
Web-based easy and fast Quick Setup
No additional hardware required, works out of the box without a computer
All accessories included you need to have the openSPOT2 up and running (USB-C cable, 120V/230V USB power supply)
Built-in Wi-Fi and radio antenna
Designed for 24/7 continuous use even in your vehicle with extreme fast bootup and USB power supply tolerance
User manual available online
2 year warranty with official support in email / community forum
Web interface for configuration and monitoring
Create your own private radio network using our open source server application.