The DVMEGA-Cast is an internet based HAM-tranceiver, providing you with D-star, DMR, and C4FM (YSF and FCS).
To add extra hotspot functionality, you can use this kit to upgrade! (Combine the kit with a radio-board, and receive a free antenna!)
This rigid unit uses a 12VDC power supply (not included, option to add), consumes less than 1 Ampere (make sure to use a proper and clean powersupply, some switched powersupplies can generate interference), and has a nice touchscreen for selecting talkgroups and modes. Inside we have placed the AMBE3000 board (included), and a high-end CPU for optimal performance.
An integrated speaker in the fornt-panel gives a loud and crisp audio on all modes. Inside of the speaker-area we added a color-LED, showing the unit-status.
Pi-star is what we use as our base, which is one of the most reliable solutions. We added the web-interface for upgrading all modules in this radio, so no difficult menus.
The DVMEGA-Cast can 'transmit' using a yeasu microphone (mh48 type), which is also available from our shop if you need one.
The internet connection used, is up to you, wired or wifi (using the supplied small USB-dongle at the rear).
- DC12V barrelconnector (positive = centre)
- 3,5mm jack for external speaker
- USB connection for future extensions like a GPS
- yeasu microphone connector (MH48 compatible)
- USB-port with a wifi-dongle
- Ethernetport for wired ethernet connection.
note: This unit is fully functional, and we keep working on updates to improve the user-experience.
Cast-Version 1.20 released, please check your email!
PI-STAR with extra's:
Latest Pi-star Image without WLAN1 in interfaces file, 28-10-18 (fixes the upload of FW error page when finished)
instructions for recovering the microSD in the manual.