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SkyBridge Plus Dual Band Digital Hotspot for RFinder B1

$692 $350

“The SkyBridge Hotspot really opened up DMR for me. I enjoy being able to connect with talk groups from across the country and around the world. For a newcomer to Ham Radio, it has made it easy for me to see why I want to dig deeper into the hobby.”
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Description

  • Upgraded High-Performance Board and Processer (400% faster boot speed)
  • 1.3” OLED Screen Upgraded to 2.4” LCD Screen (3.38X More Screen Space)
  • Tons of new display features (listed below)
  • Direct Ethernet Port and Displayed IP address – super easy to connect to the internet.
  • New Jet Black Look
  • Limited Quantity Available

 

Brandmeister and TGIF simultaneously on the Go

by CT1EIZ

I love using the Skybridge hotspot because I can easily use Brandmeister and TGIF Talkgroups without making any changes on the hotspot. I can operate it regardless where I am – using the Wifi connection tethered from my smartphone attached to a power bank.

I can program 3 different networks ready to be used. I have Brandmeister, TGIF (prime) and even DMR+.

[General]
RptAddress=127.0.0.1
RptPort=62032
LocalAddress=127.0.0.1
LocalPort=62031
RuleTrace=0
Daemon=1
Debug=0
RFTimeout=20
NetTimeout=20[Log]
DisplayLevel=0
FileLevel=1
FilePath=/var/log/pi-star
FileRoot=DMRGateway[Voice]
Enabled=1
Language=en_GB
Directory=/usr/local/etc/DMR_Audio[Info]
Enabled=0
RXFrequency=439995000
TXFrequency=430995000
Power=1
Latitude=SELECT_YOUR_LATITUDE
Longitude=-SELECT_YOUR_LONGITUDE
Height=0
Location=”Estoril”
Description=”Portugal”
URL=https://www.network-radios.com

[XLX Network]
Startup=950
Enabled=0
File=/usr/local/etc/XLXHosts.txt
Port=62030
Password=passw0rd
ReloadTime=60
Slot=2
TG=6
Base=64000
Relink=60
Debug=0
Id=ENTER_YOUR_DMR_ID
UserControl=1

[DMR Network 1]
Enabled=1
Address=193.137.237.12
Port=62031
Local=62037
TGRewrite0=2,9,2,9,1
PCRewrite0=2,94000,2,4000,1001
TypeRewrite0=2,9990,2,9990
SrcRewrite0=2,4000,2,9,1001
PassAllPC0=1
PassAllTG0=1
PassAllPC1=2
PassAllTG1=2
Password=”ENTER_YOUR_PASSWORD”
Debug=0
Id=ENTER_YOUR_DMR_ID
Name=SELECT_YOUR_BM_MASTER

[DMR Network 2]
Enabled=0
Address=168.235.109.210
Port=55555
TGRewrite0=2,8,2,9,1
TGRewrite1=2,80505,2,505,1
TGRewrite2=2,80800,2,800,100
TGRewrite3=2,83801,2,3801,8
TGRewrite4=2,89990,2,9990,1
TGRewrite5=2,80001,1,1,9999
TGRewrite6=2,80001,2,1,9999
PCRewrite0=2,84000,2,4000,1001
Password=”PASSWORD”
Debug=0
Id=ENTER_YOUR_DMR_ID
Name=DMR+_IPSC2-QUADNET
Options=”TS1_1=1;TS1_2=2;TS1_3=3;TS1_4=13;TS1_5=133;TS1_6=235;TS1_7=315;TS1_8=320″

[DMR Network 3]
Enabled=1
Id=ENTER_YOUR_DMR_ID
Name=TGIF_Network
PCRewrite1=1,5009990,1,9990,1
PCRewrite2=2,5009990,2,9990,1
TypeRewrite1=1,5009990,1,9990
TypeRewrite2=2,5009990,2,9990
TGRewrite1=1,5000001,1,1,999999
TGRewrite2=2,5000001,2,1,999999
SrcRewrite1=1,9990,1,5009990,1
SrcRewrite2=2,9990,2,5009990,1
SrcRewrite3=1,1,1,5000001,999999
SrcRewrite4=2,1,2,5000001,999999
Address=tgif.network
Password=ENTER_YOUR_TGIF_LEGACY_PASSWORD
Port=62031
Location=0
Debug=0

[DMR Network 4]
Enabled=1
Id=ENTER_YOUR_DMR_ID
Name=TGIF_Network_Prime
PCRewrite1=1,4009990,1,9990,1
PCRewrite2=2,4009990,2,9990,1
TypeRewrite1=1,4009990,1,9990
TypeRewrite2=2,4009990,2,9990
TGRewrite1=1,4000001,1,1,999999
TGRewrite2=2,4000001,2,1,999999
SrcRewrite1=1,9990,1,4009990,1
SrcRewrite2=2,9990,2,4009990,1
SrcRewrite3=1,1,1,4000001,999999
SrcRewrite4=2,1,2,4000001,999999
Address=prime.tgif.network
Password=ENTER_YOUR_TGIF_PRIME_HOTSPOT_PASSWORD
Port=62031
Location=0
Debug=0

 

  • Upgraded High-Performance Board and Processer (400% faster boot speed)
  • 1.3” OLED Screen Upgraded to 2.4” LCD Screen (3.38X More Screen Space)
  • Tons of new display features (listed below)
  • Direct Ethernet Port and Displayed IP address – super easy to connect to the internet.
  • New Jet Black Look
  • Limited Quantity Available

I can program 3 different networks ready to be used. I have Brandmeister, TGIF (legacy) and TGIF (prime).

The Skybridge hotspot is PI-star based, with a MMDVM. All you have to do, is to program it as a DMR gateway. Then, go to Configuration > Expert and click on Full Edit > DMR GW.

When I want to use a Brandmeister Talkgroup, I just use the regular TG. I mean, I if want to call TG 91, I just use TG91.

If I want to use TGIF (Legacy) and need to use TG 777, I dial TG5000777 Basically, I need to start with ‘5’, pad with ‘0’ until I get a total of 7 digits.

If I want to use TGIF (Prime) and need to use TG 31039, I dial TG4031039 Basically, I need to start with ‘4’, pad with ‘0’ until I get a total of 7 digits.

All I need to do, is to program my radio with the different TGs. BM is always default, TGIF Prime starts with 4 and TGIF Legacy starts with 5.

This can also be used for DMR+ networks. It’s always the same principle.

Fill it as follows: (you need to change your Brandmeister and TGIF passwords, DMR ID, etc:

[General]
RptAddress=127.0.0.1
RptPort=62032
LocalAddress=127.0.0.1
LocalPort=62031
RuleTrace=0
Daemon=1
Debug=0
RFTimeout=20
NetTimeout=20[Log]
DisplayLevel=0
FileLevel=1
FilePath=/var/log/pi-star
FileRoot=DMRGateway[Voice]
Enabled=1
Language=en_GB
Directory=/usr/local/etc/DMR_Audio[Info]
Enabled=0
RXFrequency=439995000
TXFrequency=430995000
Power=1
Latitude=SELECT_YOUR_LATITUDE
Longitude=-SELECT_YOUR_LONGITUDE
Height=0
Location=”Estoril”
Description=”Portugal”
URL=https://www.network-radios.com

[XLX Network]
Startup=950
Enabled=0
File=/usr/local/etc/XLXHosts.txt
Port=62030
Password=passw0rd
ReloadTime=60
Slot=2
TG=6
Base=64000
Relink=60
Debug=0
Id=ENTER_YOUR_DMR_ID
UserControl=1

[DMR Network 1]
Enabled=1
Address=193.137.237.12
Port=62031
Local=62037
TGRewrite0=2,9,2,9,1
PCRewrite0=2,94000,2,4000,1001
TypeRewrite0=2,9990,2,9990
SrcRewrite0=2,4000,2,9,1001
PassAllPC0=1
PassAllTG0=1
PassAllPC1=2
PassAllTG1=2
Password=”ENTER_YOUR_PASSWORD”
Debug=0
Id=ENTER_YOUR_DMR_ID
Name=SELECT_YOUR_BM_MASTER

[DMR Network 2]
Enabled=0
Address=168.235.109.210
Port=55555
TGRewrite0=2,8,2,9,1
TGRewrite1=2,80505,2,505,1
TGRewrite2=2,80800,2,800,100
TGRewrite3=2,83801,2,3801,8
TGRewrite4=2,89990,2,9990,1
TGRewrite5=2,80001,1,1,9999
TGRewrite6=2,80001,2,1,9999
PCRewrite0=2,84000,2,4000,1001
Password=”PASSWORD”
Debug=0
Id=ENTER_YOUR_DMR_ID
Name=DMR+_IPSC2-QUADNET
Options=”TS1_1=1;TS1_2=2;TS1_3=3;TS1_4=13;TS1_5=133;TS1_6=235;TS1_7=315;TS1_8=320″

[DMR Network 3]
Enabled=1
Id=ENTER_YOUR_DMR_ID
Name=TGIF_Network
PCRewrite1=1,5009990,1,9990,1
PCRewrite2=2,5009990,2,9990,1
TypeRewrite1=1,5009990,1,9990
TypeRewrite2=2,5009990,2,9990
TGRewrite1=1,5000001,1,1,999999
TGRewrite2=2,5000001,2,1,999999
SrcRewrite1=1,9990,1,5009990,1
SrcRewrite2=2,9990,2,5009990,1
SrcRewrite3=1,1,1,5000001,999999
SrcRewrite4=2,1,2,5000001,999999
Address=tgif.network
Password=ENTER_YOUR_TGIF_LEGACY_PASSWORD
Port=62031
Location=0
Debug=0

[DMR Network 4]
Enabled=1
Id=ENTER_YOUR_DMR_ID
Name=TGIF_Network_Prime
PCRewrite1=1,4009990,1,9990,1
PCRewrite2=2,4009990,2,9990,1
TypeRewrite1=1,4009990,1,9990
TypeRewrite2=2,4009990,2,9990
TGRewrite1=1,4000001,1,1,999999
TGRewrite2=2,4000001,2,1,999999
SrcRewrite1=1,9990,1,4009990,1
SrcRewrite2=2,9990,2,4009990,1
SrcRewrite3=1,1,1,4000001,999999
SrcRewrite4=2,1,2,4000001,999999
Address=prime.tgif.network
Password=ENTER_YOUR_TGIF_PRIME_HOTSPOT_PASSWORD
Port=62031
Location=0
Debug=0

Included in the box:

Specifications

  • Pi3B Board
  • 400% Faster Boot Up Speed than original SkyBridge with Pi0 Board
  • 2.4” LCD Screen that displays the following information:
  • Contact’s Name, Callsign and Mode ID
  • TX and RX Frequencies
  • Contact’s Country and Country Flag
  • Digital Mode You Are On with symbol
  • Talkgroup or Node You Are On
  • RSSI
  • BER
  • Your IP Address
  • If you are “ON AIR” or not
  • 3.38X MORE screen area compared to the 1.3” OLED Screen
  • Compared to 1.3” OLED Screen on original SkyBridge that displayed only callsign and timeslot
  • User Adjustable Screen Brightness
  • Can easily scan and identify your internet’s IP address on screen without having to use an IP finding tool
  • Direct RJ45 Ethernet Port  – no need for an adapter
  • Wired and wireless(Wifi) 2.4ghz internet connection
  • High Performance Quad Core 1.2GHz 64bit processor.
  • SkyBridge board fully assembled and tested
  • Compatible with DMR, D-star, Yaesu System Fusion (YSF), and NXDN radios
  • Supports the following Cross-Mode Capabilities: DMR to NXDN, NXDN to DMR, DMR to YSF, YSF to DMR and YSF to NXDN
  • Supports operation on both 2m (144Mhz) and 70cm (440Mhz) bands
  • Up to 10mW RF power
  • SMA female antenna connector, dual-band VHF/UHF antenna included
  • The open-source firmware (MMDVM) is pre-loaded and is easily upgraded via software
  • Easy to use PI-STAR operating software
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • FCC Part 15 Certified

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