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Hytera and Hotspots

hytera1122

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Hey

I might be posting this in the wrong forum -if so kindly let me know where to post such questions-

We use a Hytera RD985 repeater and PD785 subscribers.

I'm looking for a solution for linking a Hytera (non-Amateur use) repeater with Hotspots. I'm not very familiar with hotspots, but one use case would be if a radio operator goes out of range (within license range, but not in repeater range) a hotspot should be able to link the user with the repeater thus not interrupting radio comms.

Now here to my question; are Hotspots limited to Amateur use only and therefor not applicable to us? I can't seem to find any way to link a hotspot with a repeater directly without using some sort of gateway (eg Brandmeister etc) which are limited for Amateur use only.

If anyone can point me to some documentation of how to setup a hotspot without a gateway, or perhaps setup a gateway of my own, I'd hugely appreciate that. Cheers!
 

Hit_Factor

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Take a look at Pi-Star, it is software that runs on a Raspberry Pi. Free for amateur radio use, no idea about commercial use.
 

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SharkRF openSPOT hotspots do private non-Amateur links via their IP Connector Protocol Server.
 

hytera1122

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Take a look at Pi-Star, it is software that runs on a Raspberry Pi.
Do you or know of anyone that has experience connecting Pi-Star with a Hytera repeater without any public gateways?

SharkRF openSPOT hotspots do private non-Amateur links via their IP Connector Protocol Server.
There isn't much documentation for a newb like me, and their CS wasn't the greatest. Unless you can help out?


Thank you both!
 

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No, I don't. Only ham networks. I would think it the same, but I don't know how to configure a dmr repeater with an internet gateway. Try the bigger ham dmr network forums.
 
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