Inrico TM-7 Mobile Network Radio
Incrico TM-7 is the first mobile network Radio. Designed for the commercial world, but supported by Radio Hams throught the IRN platform, Zello, Team Speak and EchoLink via the 3G or WiFi connection. (Ham callsign required for IRN and EchoLink)
ML&S offer the transceiver unprogrammed allowing the user to configure to individual set-up. This is readily and easilly available and the typical cost is under £5.
basic setup will require:
Teamspeak (Play Store)
Button Mapper (Play Store)
echolink (Play Store)
Zello **old version required as new version causes issues with PTT
Android V6.0 Based
GPS (antenna included)
Why use a dedicated Network Radio?
In an ideal world we all want huge antennas with big amplifiers, causing no TVI, suffer no powerline noise and have lovely neighbours that welcome a 100ft tower in the garden.
Maybe you used to have a great shack full of gear with a moderate antenna system but in later years your move into a more compact home doesn't allow you the room for all the gear or indeed outside antennas. Any outside antennas!
That's where Internet Radio comes in.
Basically, they are modified Android Phones in a radio-like looking case, (with speaker and PTT microphone just as you would have in a standard 2m FM mobile).
Once you've configured the unit for your particular needs, (we will be posting a "how-to" video on our MLandS TV channel on YouTube), you can literally speak anywhere in the world via Ham Radio networks with users calling in via their normal 2/70 transceivers via repeaters or to other Internet Radio operators.
There is no external antenna socket.
In the UK it is an offence to use a mobile phone while driving, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2003/2695/regulation/2/made?view=plain. Please check the law in your country before purchase.