Wednesday, September 4, 2019

GD77: The first HT based Pi-Star hot spot

As mentioned here in the past, Roger Clarke is the wizard down under. He is known for his Git repository making the firmware upgrade procedure on MMDVM boards pretty painless and also his work surrounding an open source CPS for the GD-77 DMR radio.

For much of the summer, he has been working with Kai on turning the Radioddity GD-77 into a hot spot which is probably the most exciting thing I have come across recently.  This is such an amazing case of open source software at work and making closed hardware, much more open.

Head on over for a read on Roger's blog for much greater detail and get ready for some fun. My biggest questions are:

  • Will this work with the Baofeng DM-1801 and other ODM variant radios?
  • How will this impact the "hotspot" market and prices?
  • Will other radios see similar innovation (Alinco MD-5TGP, Anytone 878, etc)

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