I keep on beta testing the openSPOT2 firmware. The last beta release is v43 and so far I haven’t found any issues.
openSPOT is a hotspot that can run D-STAR, DMR, C4FM, P25 and NXDN digital voice modes. It’s a perfect companion when travelling but on the down side it can’t use several modes at the same time like a Pi-Star can. On the other hand, when travelling I only bring one radio at a time.
Everything is quiet. My kids are not at home and my partner is still in bed. No traffic outside and the neighbours haven’t started to make sounds.
This is the best time of the week!
After another busy week at office I really enjoy Saturday mornings. Just to be up hearing nothing. No radio, no TV. I actually enjoy the absence of Amateur Radio traffic on D-STAR and DMR. My hotspot is connected to REF001C and TG91 but if there would be much traffic on the DV modes I would turn the volume down on my Icom ID-51 and on my Anytone AT-D878UV.
Just recently I bought a new ZUMSPOT-RPI hotspot. I’ve been on Digital Voice modes since 2012 and over the years I’ve been testing a number of hotspot solutions but this is the first hotspot I own that can do both D-STAR and DMR. Powered by Pi-Star the ZUMSPOT-RPI is a powerful little creature.
In one way I realise the Pi-Star software package consumes a lot of processor cycles that I really don’t need – but it works and over the years I’ve become more and more lazy.
Now it’s time for coffee! I wish you all a pleasant Saturday morning!
Normally I blog about amateur radio and online privacy but today I will write another type of blog post. Today is graduation day from high school for my youngest daughter.
I have two daughters. The older graduated from high school three years ago and now her little sister will do the same. The ceremony will start in about three hours from now and I guess we will party for a couple of hour.
I don’t know what you will study at university but I’m quite sure you will work with something related to humans. Many years ago you said you wanted to work as a social worker. Maybe you’ll work with the weak people in our society. Maybe you’ll work with drug addicts, or how about working at a human resources department at a large international company?
I know you will do a great job, whatever you chose to do!
I wish you all the best with your future life, Sanna. I love you!