[arm-allstar] Baofeng COS without opening the radio
Steve Mobley - WB4BXO
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Mon Mar 4 14:14:52 EST 2019
Fred, I don’t have a 888 but I have an 82 that it works fine on. I believe it to be a characteristic of most of the Chinese radios.
Steve Mobley - WB4BXO
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> On Mar 4, 2019, at 1:46 PM, Steve Mobley - WB4BXO via ARM-allstar <arm-allstar at hamvoip.org> wrote:
> I put a marker on my knob at about 7 o’clock when off and turn it up to about 12 o’clock then set the level in simple-usb-tune to get the level between 3 and 5. Moving the volume plus/minus even 1 or 2 hours didn’t make much different. I also found it to decode the DTMF quite well, I was initially afraid the audio might not be clean enough but had no problem.
> Steve Mobley - WB4BXO
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>> On Mar 4, 2019, at 12:13 PM, Doug Crompton via ARM-allstar <arm-allstar at hamvoip.org> wrote:
>> Yes just plug into the mic/speaker. You are right the volume could be an
>> issue. I think the best thing would be to set it and then tape or hot glue
>> the volume at a specific point. There is no reason or need to turn it off.
>> That could be accomplished if necessary through an external power switch.
>> The radio should NOT be run on batteries when used as a node radio. I will
>> have to do a howto on this! I am thinking use simpleusb-tune-menu selection
>> 2 RX volume with rxboost off. Then set the volume on the node radio for
>> 5khz peaks while transmitting to the node radio. Then lock the volume pot
>> down. Users are going to have to be responsible to do this correctly.
>> *73 Doug*
>> *http://www.crompton.com/hamradio <http://www.crompton.com/hamradio>*
>> On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 12:03 PM "Fred Hillhouse via ARM-allstar" <
>> arm-allstar at hamvoip.org> wrote:
>>> If I am understanding this correctly, Everything will just plug into the
>>> MIC/SPKR ports directly. Great idea!
>>> Will it also work on the BF-888s?
>>> Just be prepared for all of those that can't set the volume correctly or
>>> consistently when it is turned on.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Fred N7FMH
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>>> From: ARM-allstar [mailto:arm-allstar-bounces at hamvoip.org] On Behalf Of
>>> "Doug Crompton via ARM-allstar"
>>> Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:55 PM
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>>> Cc: Doug Crompton
>>> Subject: Re: [arm-allstar] Baofeng COS without opening the radio
>>> OK Thanks. We are already thinking about laying out a FOB board
>>> specifically for the Baofeng's. Most of the components are already on our
>>> ARA-1 board now and it would be a minimal change to make it work with the
>>> Baofeng's directly. I want to breadboard it first and we have some
>>> speak/mic cables on order. I would say if all goes well we could have a
>>> product out in a month. The FOB would plug into the USB and a cable would
>>> plug to the FOB and the radio speaker/mic. Very easy for the user. This
>>> will also make it easier to produce the yellow box nodes.
>>> *73 Doug*
>>> *http://www.crompton.com/hamradio <http://www.crompton.com/hamradio>*
>>> On Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 10:48 PM "Steve via ARM-allstar" <
>>> arm-allstar at hamvoip.org> wrote:
>>>> Certainly Doug, that's why I put it
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