[arm-allstar] Yet another USB FOB Modification

Kevin Custer kuggie at kuggie.com
Sat Nov 15 23:45:52 EST 2014


For those of us who enjoy doing micro-surgery on $2 - $10 Chinese sound 
devices, there are many articles to look at.  I just finished another 
earlier today using the smaller SYBA UAUD board:

Not everyone has the skill set and tools to do this kind of work 
properly.  For those who can't, there are URI's and RIM's.

Those who can, should consider Chuck Kelsey's FOB board.  I believe the 
cost is $10.00 + shipping.  It makes nice looking and working radio 
interfaces, where the feature set of a URI or RIM isn't required.  It 
will likely interface with any kind of cheap FOB, not just the ones 
listed as known compatibles:

Kevin - W3KKC

On 11/15/2014 11:16 PM, David McGough wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I have to agree 100% with Scott and Kevin---each device has a proper
> application. I would never consider a cheap homebrew FOB when a URI is
> available for $100 or less for a production grade repeater--all
> their points made are completely valid. And, URI's are REALLY cheap when
> trying to fix an oddball problem way up on a tower, in a 40+ knot breeze!
> However, for an application like setting up a simplex APRS "hot-spot"
> receiver, with vox, mic and speaker audio, I've had fantastic success with
> $3 FOBs! For the home user, looking for a simple way to "get on-line"
> with AllStar (again with mic and speaker audio), the FOB's are very
> appealing, too.
> ...Just my $0.02!

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