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openSPOT3

This product has been discontinued, but it is still officially supported until 2024.

The openSPOT3 was a battery powered, portable, standalone digital radio internet gateway (hotspot) designed mainly for amateur radio.

Available spare parts

  • Replacement battery

Replacing the battery has to be done in an ESD safe environment with professional equipment.

Compatible digital radio protocols and networks

  • DMR (BrandMeister, DMRplus, DMR-MARC, Phoenix, XLX, TGIF and others)
  • D-STAR® (DCS, REF/DPlus, XRF/DExtra, XLX)
  • System Fusion®/C4FM (FCS, YSFReflector, XLX)
  • NXDN® (NXDNReflector)
  • P25 (P25Reflector)
  • POCSAG (DAPNET)
  • APRS® messaging and location data forwarding (APRS-IS)

Supports cross modes with built-in hardware transcoding (example: talk with your D-STAR® radio on DMR, and with your DMR radio on D-STAR® networks).

Key features

  • Built-in Li-ion battery with up to 10 hours of operation (can be extended by turning on additional power saving)
  • Built-in hardware transcoding* for the best voice quality in cross mode operation
  • Built-in extended range Wi-Fi and radio antenna
  • Built-in beeper with audible status tones
  • Web-based easy and fast Quick Setup
  • No additional hardware required, works out of the box without a computer
  • 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

* The list of cross modes which are using the hardware transcoder can be found here.
** The battery, charger and cable have only one year long warranty period (70% battery end of warranty capacity).

D-STAR® is a registered trademark of Icom Inc.
System Fusion® is a registered trademark of Yaesu Musen Co., Ltd.
NXDN® is a registered trademark of JVC Kenwood Corp. and Icom Inc.
APRS® is a registered trademark Bob Bruninga, WB4APR