Operating a SharkRF Openspot over a MESH Network:
Today Darryl, K5DLQ, and I connect our MESH nodes together over an internet tunnel (this simulates a true over-the-air MESH network connection that isn’t possible due to the distance that Darryl and I are from each other) and connect our SharkRF Openspot devices together, then perform a short QSO.
The SharkRF Openspot has been one of the most popular DV hotspots, allowing connection into the DMR, DSTAR and YSF networks. Today Darryl and I setup the SharkRF Server/Client option in the Openspot menu, then we use our DMR radios to communicate through each of our Openspot units (his being a server, and mine being a client which connects to his IP on the MESH network).
This can be a great tool for using MESH networking to allow connection of non-MESH devices onto the network.