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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

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