comms thread

all I want
is a goTenna-type system
that does VOICE and data to ATAK
IS THAT TOO MUCH TO AAAAASSSKKKKKKKKKKK

we're ALMOST there with goTenna, but no voice yet.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Daydream

    Yo, forget about snail speed Gotenna. The (affordable) future is now

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what is the use case for this as opposed to just using a cellular network for connectivity? is this in case of a compromised or damaged cellular infrastructure? can you communicate with these? i don't know what this is, explain to me the utility of this to me like a 5 year old

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        correct no cellular.

        https://i.imgur.com/QEYHiux.jpg

        Yo, forget about snail speed Gotenna. The (affordable) future is now

        whatcha got there

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No cell network = no comms
        Yes cell network = you're gonna get identified and located with ease

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >located
          boomers triangulate people for fun. unless you're operating from a repeater (which would require manned defense to prevent being compromised) not even encrypted comms would help if they can just locate you. i'm assuming these radio modules don't support encryption anyway and the ones that do are .mil only

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            also, what's easier? locating someone on your super secret radio frequency that you and your buddies use exclusively, or using a cell network that thousands of others are using at once?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's not the locating, it's the denial of services. Of fucking course your Baofeng is 'trackable', but the feds don't like encrypted messages over any of those freqs. At least with digital stuff like goTenna you can be encrypted

          • 4 weeks ago
            Daydream

            I am quite tired of this meme

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Yes cell network = you're gonna get identified and located with ease
          What adversary are you up against that you're worried about tracking you that way, but doesn't have the capabilities to track other comms?

          >located
          boomers triangulate people for fun. unless you're operating from a repeater (which would require manned defense to prevent being compromised) not even encrypted comms would help if they can just locate you. i'm assuming these radio modules don't support encryption anyway and the ones that do are .mil only

          >encrypted comms
          Using encrypted comms make you easier to pick out as someone who's up to no good unless you're on a band where the general public is supposed to be using encryption. The government maintains databases of who is licensed for encryption, what frequencies they're licensed to operate on, and what areas those users operate in. For any digital mode that supports encryption, any receiver can automatically detect if encryption is being used because no one likes hearing annoying noises playing over their radio, at which point it's trivial to automate checking if someone is even licensed to use encryption on that frequency locally. With direction finding, it can easily be taken further by comparing where the signal is being transmitted from to where the users of that frequency might normally transmit from.

          https://i.imgur.com/egrWZrL.jpg

          I am quite tired of this meme

          Zomg a battery charger.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not encrypting unless I'm also frequency hopping super fucking fast across most of the spectrum. We can hear each other crystal clear even if you blast the whole spectrum with an ALQ hanging from a pylon. We're also impossible to even detect since we don't transmit on any one frequency for more than a couple of milliseconds. Well, we're not detectable by anyone we'd chose to mostly ignore anyways. We always operate assuming a near peer threat is nearby.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Daydream

        It's an Ad-hoc, mesh based system, meaning all data can be transferred between units without a backbone (cellular, etc). As long as you are in range of a 2nd unit, you can transmit data (voice over IP or whatever) with that unit. Additionally, since each unit is a mesh radio, range is extended with each one. System is based on reflashed Rocket acess points that anyone can buy and reflash for less than 100 bones. All wiring, antennae, and power sources can be bought off the shelf from Amazon for for cheaper if you chose the non milpsec route.

        I managed to source actual MPU5 antennae for my build (2nd one shows up on Friday), but you can use a wide range of cheapo 2.5./5ghz antennae if you want

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          post guide please

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Fuckin neat. Is this stuck on 3.65Ghz, or does flashing it open up other bands as well?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Daydream

            2.4/ 5/ 900.....your choice depending on the unit you buy. 900mhz Rocket M9 APs are EXTREMELY expensive due to how sought after they are for rural internet setups

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah, but I know you can FOSS like a mofo on 900Mhz because older motorolas used to do it to get around congestion. Dunno about 2.4/5, but their so short range and congested, nobody probably cares anyway.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                God damn it. FOSS -> FHSS, but I think you got the idea.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              lynx gang

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      post guide please

      looks like HaMPR

      • 4 weeks ago
        Daydream

        ^^ he's right

        post guide please

        https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQ-CQPKQoxwUs22BxCVVWEgoi6T5WjK5gj4A6dTuFdoL3xQOzWndhEsBhI49IOAK_8EMrfJ6XgIs75I/pub

        I made a few deviations with mine. Aside from the milpsec antennae, I use a 12v to BB2590/2557 adapter along with 2557/2590 batteries for a hardened power source. Both batteries will simultaneously quick charge the phone while connected. Both of these changes add several hundred dollars to the build

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          sadly in your namefagging circumstances you don't have any teammate/friend that is as knowledgable/autistic as yourself so you have absolutely no one to communicate with on your network do you =/

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I’m putting my Hampr rig together right now, that makes two of us

          • 4 weeks ago
            Daydream

            But I do

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you using the disco 32 Bluetooth for voice or something?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Daydream

        You should be able to. Since all units are on the same network when connected, you should be able to use any VOIP app to talk to one another. I am panning on getting a PTT and testing when they come back in stock. The Discus would basically act like an MPU5 PTT system (without the insane price tag). You could have one PTT one one side connected to a standard radio dedicated to conventional voice, and a Discus PTT for talking over the network with other units

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah makes sense since it just goes in-between ptt. You done any distance and obstruction testing with hampr units between friends? Crosstalk solutions has interesting videos on this stuff but for the regular uses of ptmp wifi

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/mplVYA4.jpg

          You can find that part on Amazon

          Cablecc USB 3.1 Type C USB-C to DC 20V 5.5 2.5mm & 2.1mm Power Plug PD Emulator Trigger Charge Cable for Laptop https://a.co/d/6ueVszJ

          Exact part I bought

          [...]
          Lol, lmao

          https://i.imgur.com/xOiFJm9.jpg

          Ah, my bad. If I'm understanding you correctly, I went the route of keeping voice/data separate to make things easier.

          What the fuck is the point of dumping money into this LARP shit?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Daydream

            Uhh sir, this is PrepHole.....

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              So what? There being other people who dump money into LARP shit isn't an answer.

              it's fun
              digital radio/mesh networks open up lots of possibilities (ATAK,etc)
              you don't need a license
              most of the hardware is re-usable if you switch freqs... [...]
              I'll probably try out 2.4ghz after messing with these used 5ghz units I got.

              Plus, it's sort of hard to do HQ drone video over SSTV lol

              >digital radio/mesh networks open up lots of possibilities (ATAK,etc)
              Possibilities for what?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Look at how many larpers on this site have baofengs. Have they ever ussseeeedddd them? how many hold a an amateur radio license? The numbers are low but who cares. At least you get to fuck around with it, meanwhile my plates are never going to get used and just make me more tired.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Possibilities for what?
                ATAK
                https://tacticalblueprint.com/what-is-atak/

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Personally I’ve set up a fairly localized MANET with my family and friends who all have preflashed and set up LoRa boards. In the event of a grid collapse or cell towers going down we can text and send our locations as GPS pings. For the tactically inclined among us we can use ATAK to mark offline maps. E.g. my buddy can mark a geocache where he left supplies for us or I could ping a meeting place for my dad.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              So using this system you connect your headset to the phone and communicate over a voip app? If so how would one go about connecting say comtacs? Bluetooth adapter of some kind?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Daydream

                It's for data transmission, like sharing location, texting, sending files etc

                If you wanted to use Comtacs, I'd recommend getting a disco 32 Discus PTT and connecting the headset to that and talking over VOIP through your established connection between the mesh radios.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks. I also did some looking and this can be simplified by removing the splitter and using: https://redpark.myshopify.com/products/usb-c-gigabit-power-adapter

                They also make one that works for iPhones.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            it's fun
            digital radio/mesh networks open up lots of possibilities (ATAK,etc)
            you don't need a license
            most of the hardware is re-usable if you switch freqs...

            https://i.imgur.com/CgaBwCT.jpg

            LoRa mesh is arguably a better solution to digital comms than AREDN. You really don't need the baud rate of a 5ghz device and you're severely limiting your range with that frequency at the power you can provide with 12v.

            I'll probably try out 2.4ghz after messing with these used 5ghz units I got.

            Plus, it's sort of hard to do HQ drone video over SSTV lol

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Larping with your friends, practicing for SHTF and doing cool stuff with COTS tech is for gays

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >muh SHTF
              Exactly what situation do you see yourself being in that will be hot enough for capabilities like this to matter, but won't involve an adversary with SIGINT capabilities?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Can you seriously not imagine any scenario where power/centralized communication goes down for a significant amount of time and you need to coordinate with people you trust to stay safe? I'm literally a DoE glonig who works in the RF/ELINT end of things, I'm honestly not particularly worried about it, there's not really a lot of scenarios where things would get so bad that the military would drop bombs on every domestic 2.4/5GHz signal it hears while still having the capability to do so. The military will fight itself long before it fights anyone else.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                not him but, out where I shoot there is no cell service. It's nice to be able to at minimum talk to your buddies securely, even for just a km, w/o a ham license. I have no concern about using this stuff in da boog hillu

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >and you need to coordinate with people you trust to stay safe
                Over basic radios? Sure, there are tons of examples of people doing that. In situations crazy enough where software that was first developed for the military 12 years ago would offer a significant advantage over a basic radio and a GPS? Fuck no. The US military's use case of kicking the shit out of third worlders who could never hope to afford what a single US soldier is kitted out with let alone significantly counter it is completely different from the use case of anyone in the US.

                >that the military would drop bombs on every domestic 2.4/5GHz signal it hears
                Because the only possibilities are calling in drone strikes or ignoring it entirely.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Alright my dude, you're clearly not having fun while the rest of us are, so quit shitting up the thread, how 'bout it?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that battery looks to be the same pack that we use in our AN/PRC-150, at least it has the same Javelin warning sticker. Never seen a javelin, but it probably has the same physical size but different voltages and/or polarity...

      • 4 weeks ago
        Daydream

        It is. BB2590

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          neat, thanks for clearing that up. our unit is doing exercises in a few weeks, can't wait to play with my comms gear again, it's been almost a year since last time 🙂

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/w9NFKKw.jpg

      But I do

      https://i.imgur.com/WK8LVfX.jpg

      Uhh sir, this is PrepHole.....

      The number of friction-fit adapters and connectors in these worries me. Way too many points of failure. It'd be a pain in the ass but making a custom wiring harness seems like a good idea.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I might do a small run of PCBs that condense all of the adapters and crap. Nowadays custom PCBs are cheap to get made.
        Would people be interested in buying one? Would be potted and in a nice printed ASA housing

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'd be down for that.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Daydream

        I keep everything wrapped up with One Wrap and shoved in between my AVS plate bag and harness (forget that it's there). The only thing I've had fail so far was the Ethernet port on the Rocket APs. Both immediately broke right out of the box, so something is needed to keep the Ethernet cable plugged into the APs. Easy fix

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is aes256 realllllyyyyyyy still secure from fedbois

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon if it's legal for civilians to use it's crackable by some feds.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes. Barring stupid shit we don't know about at the NSA like way, WAY faster processors anyway. But if you transmit TS, it must be on AES-256. Or it was a few years ago.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >like way, WAY faster processors anyway.
        Anon, did you forget that supercomputers exist, and that there are tons of them? It wouldn't just be some top secret processor, it would need to be a top secret supercomputer built with tons of top secret processors that would be extremely difficult to hide.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Brother, go look up the key size for AES-256, and go look at the projected (because the machine doesn't exist yet that can do it) analysis for the complexity of a related key attack. That's not just a hot shit super computer.

          Even if you believe the NSA is running something fast enough to project all future protein folds and cure cancer, and they're only using it to spy on dipshit 4chins farting into mics, the US still using it for TS/SCI means we remain convinced no one outside the NSA has a machine that can do so.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Try rereading my post past the first sentence.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              My bad.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      who knows, but the worst part is trusting the implementation, still. the NSA has a precedent of contacting manufacturers of encryption hardware to install weakened encryption routines.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I made an encryption that used random noise. We recorded the ass end of a Cessna Citation as we jacked with the throttle. Good luck cracking that shit.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wrong question. If you draw the Eye of Sauron to your person, the better question is how much will you put up with before you just give them your key? Local sheriffs deputies would put unruly drunks in the tank with violent longer term guys with a history of mental illness and Hep C. How many perforation risks are you willing to risk to not hand over your radio plug? Shit man, they could just toss you in there with 3 black dudes and tell them you were arrested for for casing a black church.

      You, not your radio, are always the weakest link.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >how much will you put up with before you just give them your key
        This is why military comms use randomly generated keys and key loaders.The user himself never even sees the key.As long as the key is deleted before the device is captured everything is ok.
        In WW2 SOE started using single-use double transpostion keys and one time pads,both of which were destroyed immediately after encrypting a message, because their agents were often tortured into revealing their long term keys.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          how does that work
          you 'get' the key somehow right
          who cares if you know it

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            1.generate a key and store it into a key loader
            2.use key loader to fill radios
            3.delete key in key loader
            military radios usually have a zeroizing mechanism so you can delete your key in a second if you think you're about to be captured

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              oh I mean like then if you have the radio you still can listen in, until everyone agrees to switch keys

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not from a $5 wrench.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    you get a life. after you do that what other people do wont bother you as much.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Real easy, all you do is cup the balls and swallow the gravy.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is an ATAK and what is it good for?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You know the super cool interactive live maps on shooter games that display your location, the location of you buddies, the objective, the bad guys, and so forth? It's that IRL.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Neat. Quite a bit of setup for that, or is it just an app?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's an app, but it's really more of a frame work to build an entire comms/data system off of, it's very powerful/flexible but like anything you get out what you put into it. If the rest of your squad doesn't understand the value of something like this teaching them will be an uphill battle, better to find a new crew IMHO. My crew is basically a bunch of well-funded geeks who love guns, are interested in learning squad tactics and recognize the danger we're all in.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What is an ATAK and what is it good for?

        You can also do cool shit like overlaying floorplans of a building on sat footage, marking waypoints, integrating drones

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        You can also do cool shit like overlaying floorplans of a building on sat footage, marking waypoints, integrating drones

        What does it do for maps when you are innawoods?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I uses whatever you have built/downloaded for the area, same as any non-phone gps.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What do you use for making maps?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              https://github.com/joshuafuller/ATAK-Maps

              https://old.reddit.com/r/ATAK/wiki/index#wiki_loading_mapsources_.2F_base_maps_to_tak

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That’s pretty cool. I’m an iBro so I’m out of luck for ATAK.
                But I have used this for taking maps hiking innawoods. No coms, but handy for offline maps.
                http://ngageoint.github.io/geopackage-mapcache-ios/

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                iTak is a thing! it is improving with updates.
                t. iPhone

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ah, very cool. I’ll check it out.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                plugins are nonexistent right now for it, you can sorta do map overlays tho

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ah, I could see that being tricky with how locked down iOS is compared to Android. Just kicking the tires itak seems pretty cool.
                That mapcache app can do multiple layers of tiles. On mobile you can create points and attaché photos to them.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Dude just buy an el cheapo android phone/tablet, you can get something that will work great and even be ruggedized for around $100. I have iphones as my daily drivers but keep android stuff around to play with.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Fair point. Would be worth it for having a better working knowledge of both mobile platforms.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Daydream

                Buy something with a plastic back. Glass backed phones have serious durability issues. I've cracked the back of several while they were in the case. Once the back is cracked, waterproofing completely goes out the window

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      LARP shit.

      It's an app, but it's really more of a frame work to build an entire comms/data system off of, it's very powerful/flexible but like anything you get out what you put into it. If the rest of your squad doesn't understand the value of something like this teaching them will be an uphill battle, better to find a new crew IMHO. My crew is basically a bunch of well-funded geeks who love guns, are interested in learning squad tactics and recognize the danger we're all in.

      What scenario do you see this actually being practical in?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >What scenario do you see this actually being practical in?
        Probably some boog fantasy where the US military has zero SIGINT capabilities for some reason.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >What scenario do you see this actually being practical in?
        Dunno honestly, I'm one of those "solution in search of a problem" types. If I see something is feasible, I'll often do it for the lulz.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nice, I'm going to clone a couple of these but maybe with a different power source. I'm the anon who bought one of those Mystery Ranch Thor packs and this is basically what I had in mind for it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Daydream

      The Thor pack is literally built for BB2590 batteries, which is perfect

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh nice, guess I will stick with those then. They pretty easy to source? I've been playing with a few Meshtastics and got them to talk with ATAK so I think I can handle something like this, also thinking about building an SDR rig, can you fold one of those into this setup or is it best left as stand alone?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What's your opinion on using USRP B200mini with some tiny laptop as a homemade e lint setup. 70 MHz to 6 GHz is a wide range which makes me believe you would have to keep few antennas with just to use it. and the radio is not cheap, but it powers of USB.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What's in the pelican?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Daydream

          Just goofing around, will eventually be a drone

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You've probably been eyeing the dji enterprise thermal drones too huh. I hope they drop a better resolution in a smaller drone, updated enterprise mavic

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ATAK is the shit and if you don't use it by now you're ngmi unironically

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How does one transmit ATAK data off grid without getting FCC'd to high fuck

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Use vacant frequency so you dont bother anyone

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Daydream

    Bump

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's 2AM

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how much do those beefy antennas help? I'm willing to drop some dosh

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for HaMPR isn't the power limit legally (EIRP) 36 dBm or 4watt

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      these are the limits for the RocketM....

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how much do those beefy antennas help? I'm willing to drop some dosh

        Omnis you can't go above 6dbi

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no voice
    Read more about how it works. You won't get voice.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    can you hook up atak to a baofeng and use it to relay the signal to other users? some stuff i read online seems to suggest so but the fucking adapter cable costs as much as the radio, if it's really just an aux cable with a microphone and headpiece jack on the other end can i just DIY it?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      look up Hammer

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i got a baofeng. Now what?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      uhhhh Hammer

      How does one transmit ATAK data off grid without getting FCC'd to high fuck

      U-NII, stay under EIRP.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LoRa mesh is arguably a better solution to digital comms than AREDN. You really don't need the baud rate of a 5ghz device and you're severely limiting your range with that frequency at the power you can provide with 12v.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Daydream

      Lol no. Then switch to 2.4 or 900. You're not locked to a single frequency

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lonely commer you realize the range on your wifi access points will always be worse than a 915mhz system with equal power and antenna optimization? That’s physics dude. Plus anyone relatively smart with a wifi pineapple can hack your MANET. Cope harder that you overpaid for a glorified wifi router so you can talk with yourself. Remember mesh nets require other nodes (i.e. friends)

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >gains access to MANET
          >no creds for VPN on MANET
          Oops your toy was worthless. Almost as if you never worked on this stuff professionally.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            can you DDOS a MANET, or equivalent?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Saturate the spectrum. THOR III, BEAM, any number of options really. What would worry me more is the though is that even with encryption and frequency hopping, you are constantly radiating.

              The real fuckeroo though is the software. Considering ATAK was made by the government, you know the software is shit and full of security vulnerabilities, intentional or not. Personally, I wouldn't keep a cellphone on me if I was doing cartel shit (hello Stingray), let alone whatever these larpers think they might do.

              It's cute, and the thread is fun, but this is not a serious solution for anything.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                idk about other people but the ‘real’ use of this stuff doesn’t matter in my mind. It’s fun, it’s for comms in the woods people can’t listen in to (like over a ham freq) overrelatively short distances. Plus, it’s easily adaptable for FPV drone flying. Look up MAD; people are using MANETs for drone fleets/ smart packet delivery when you include onboard temp data storage

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Meshtastic takes a bit of setting up and troubleshooting to get going but especially with the ATAK forwarder plug in it's great as integrated into ATAK or as a stand alone MANET system with hardware that costs 1/4 of what that Rocket access point does.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is a yaesu ft65r the next step up from a chinkfeng? I need something water resistant but i don't need digital or anything other than analog vhf

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    well I just went on a buying spree
    got a U-174 to 3.5mm converter for low impedance headsets. CTIA output.
    got a PRYME PTT that works on mobile devices, for Zello.
    couple used Rockets from the ebays
    cords, poe injector.
    My problem is now I need THIS weird dongle which I can only find on aliexpress. Lightning output, USB C power, Rj45, 3.5mm. Can still test the whole setup w/o it but won't be able to use my comtacs 🙁

    • 4 weeks ago
      Daydream

      You can find that part on Amazon

      Cablecc USB 3.1 Type C USB-C to DC 20V 5.5 2.5mm & 2.1mm Power Plug PD Emulator Trigger Charge Cable for Laptop https://a.co/d/6ueVszJ

      Exact part I bought

      Lonely commer you realize the range on your wifi access points will always be worse than a 915mhz system with equal power and antenna optimization? That’s physics dude. Plus anyone relatively smart with a wifi pineapple can hack your MANET. Cope harder that you overpaid for a glorified wifi router so you can talk with yourself. Remember mesh nets require other nodes (i.e. friends)

      Lol, lmao

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nah I need that exact thing, with 3.5mm for my PTT/comms, usb c charge, rj45 data. I can't link a 3.5+C->lightning and rj45+C->C linked together because the former can't do data & charge at the same time

        • 4 weeks ago
          Daydream

          Ah, my bad. If I'm understanding you correctly, I went the route of keeping voice/data separate to make things easier.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            huh I found a different Belkin model, looks like I'm good to chain the dongles.
            I'm directly feeding my headset to my iPhone with a HaMPR sort of system. And I don't want to use something like the BTH-550-MAX (or any bluetooth in general).
            Thus I need three formats to be turned into a single male lightning. USB C passthrough power, RJ45, and 3.5mm with POC capability. Of course I cooooould use a qi for charging but that is dumb. In the middle of that is a flighthelmet adapter because impedance.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            isn't that phone dock purely for larp?
            why would one put their phone on their chest if they seriously are expecting to get shot at?
            >i still have it the same dock and juggernaut case on my phone

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Because it’s a useful spot to have it when you have a PC on regardless. I don’t want to lose my phone by it flying out of my pocket or get it smashed when doing larpy flat drills on a range shooting into trash now

            • 4 weeks ago
              Daydream

              2nd antenna finally came in

              I have it there for ATAK reasons

              • 4 weeks ago
                Daydream

                Did a quick test with the new antennae. In a semi obstructed urban area, got around 2100 feet before I turned back around. Still was getting transmissions at the end

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you retards
    the rocket m5 has to be at least 252cm from your body according to the regs
    enjoy your cancer

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    planning on getting an xts5000 soon to replace my baofeng, looking forward to having an actual functioning radio

    • 4 weeks ago
      Daydream

      XTS2500s/PRC-153 are flooding the market rn of FleaBay. Mite want to take a look at those. They're legit military units and are compatible with a plethora of accessories and include hardware for 256bit AES encryption.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Any thoughts on srx2200? Can't drop the 4k on apx8000

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any other apps you nerds like for innawoods things?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      an ebook reader so I can carry my garbage wapanese light novels to read in camp at night

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      onX Hunt is GREAT for finding shooting spots, it shows you the actual plot ownership and other land legal details.
      Your state might have its own trail app, here in CO we have COTREX which is excellent for planning hiking routes and such
      I'm sure there are good like mushroom identification apps and other "craft" type but I'm too much of a city slicker to care about that

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is the Hawkeye 3 shuch a pos.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      STAHP

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    velocity sys makes radio/5590 pouches btw
    https://www.velsyst.com/collections/pouches/products/helium-whisper-recce-radio-5590-pouch?variant=19887514779744

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