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Inrico TM-7 Mobile Network Radio.

Postby m0lsx » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:47 pm

I have been looking at Network radios out of curiosity & ML&S currently have the Inrico TM-7 Mobile Network Radio on offer at £139.95, a £50 saving.
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Re: Inrico TM-7 Mobile Network Radio.

Postby G4RMT » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:07 pm

If you get some, or even one - maybe I should try one too and see how well they work?
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Re: Inrico TM-7 Mobile Network Radio.

Postby m0lsx » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:40 am

G4RMT wrote:If you get some, or even one - maybe I should try one too and see how well they work?


That sounds like a nice idea.
I like the fact it gives you the option of licenced operators only via Echolink & their app or licence free via the IRN system, but with the enthusiast on amateur radio.
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Re: Inrico TM-7 Mobile Network Radio.

Postby m0lsx » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:33 pm

I have just ordered a secondhand Inrico T298s UHF. So an android network radio/phone with the added bonus of a 3 watt UHF TX.
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Re: Inrico TM-7 Mobile Network Radio.

Postby G4RMT » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:48 pm

Its theTM-7, I'm actually struggling a bit. I can see that it could be a handy device to keep in touch - but surely the cost of a SIM and Data is going to be fairly expensive? The T298s look more useful if they have a real radio too?

I left wondering if it's a product that is very clever, but kind of without a home? Alan - what are you going to do with yourTM-7 in the vehicle?
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Re: Inrico TM-7 Mobile Network Radio.

Postby m0lsx » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:44 pm

These radios work off wi-fi & Bluetooth. So you can connect them via your phone's data or public hot spots with no need to use a SIM card.

Edited to add. It is the handheld UHF Inrico T298s that I have ordered, not the mobile TM-7. As I thought a handheld would be more user friendly., than one just sat in my car.
I intend to use Echolink, try out IRN & maybe APRS too. Plus being Android, I'll load a few other bits, like Air radar & Ship AIS etc. My phone is Windows, which I prefer, but having the option of Android too will be good. I may also see if I can do anything clever with digi modes, as it has a TX/RX & the potential to use apps.
I have always liked Echolink. But the option to use similar non amateur systems appeals.
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Re: Inrico TM-7 Mobile Network Radio.

Postby m0lsx » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:59 am

My Inrico T295S arrived yesterday. I activated Zello & Echolink & I am currently waiting for APRS Droid to be activated.
On Zello a free app, I have Network Radio, a free to use app.
Network radio is simply a few channels used by radio amateurs & it's fairly busy. & listening to Network Radio is wonderful, it's everything that the repeaters should be, but are not. Good conversations & no mike keying etc. The channels are moderated & if anyone accidentally keys a mike, then a moderator lets them know.
Data: Advice via Network Radio users is to use a EE data only card offering 6GB for a year (500 mb per month.) These radios use virtually no data, I am told, so 500mb per month is sufficient. The card is well under £20 for the year.
It is also possible to use Zello/Network Radios via your mobile phone. The apps are even available for my Windows phone. :biggrin:
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Re: Inrico TM-7 Mobile Network Radio.

Postby Darkstar » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:39 am

Hi, Maybe I am being stupid or missing something here; but, what is the point of buying a separate piece of kit to do exactly what ones mobile phone can do? At the end of the day it is just VOIP, which I use on my pc or ipad and have done for years. If I am wrong someone please correct me. http://www.internationalradionetwork.co.uk/
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Re: Inrico TM-7 Mobile Network Radio.

Postby m0lsx » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:56 am

Darkstar wrote:Hi, Maybe I am being stupid or missing something here; but, what is the point of buying a separate piece of kit to do exactly what ones mobile phone can do? At the end of the day it is just VOIP, which I use on my pc or ipad and have done for years. If I am wrong someone please correct me. http://www.internationalradionetwork.co.uk/


My Inrico is also a UHF transceiver.
But yes you are right it's just VOIP, just like Echolink etc. And the advantage of having a separate unit, is that you can tie your unit down to radio use only & tighten your online security up & you can QSO on the radio & use your mobile phone if you want to. I don't loose Network Radios or Echolink when my phone rings.
I also spread my battery usage around, so my mobile phone battery stays healthy.
Edited to add, I am not adding IRN, as I need to pay for Teamspeak & everything else is free & providing all I need.
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