D-Star + DVMEGA = DV Hotspot

Ever since Hamvention I have been intrigued by digital voice and the ability to set up a Hotspot.  Like a WiFi hotspot, one could connect to the DStar network and connect with reflectors from something resembling a wireless AP.  Rather then transmit and receive the 802.11 standard maybe it could perform GMSK modulation on the 440Mhz, 70CM band.  This is very possible and luckily for us people have built Raspberry Pi images supporting this functionality.  The fine folks at dvmega.co.uk make a great kit for this.  Karl will even send one pre-programmed for those who aren’t comfortable using Linux or Raspberry Pis.

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