ZumSpot Hotspot setup for DSTAR radios

Modified on Wed, 26 Jul 2023 at 10:11 AM

To properly set up the Zumspot hotspots used for DStar, such as the ZUMspot Kit W/1.3 OLED-2 or the ZUMspot RPi Nextion 2.4 Kit,

  • Set Offset Direction to -Dup

  • Offset Frequency to 0.000

Both of these devices are essentially low power repeaters. The radios must be programmed as if for a repeater. That is why the Offset Direction is necessary (make the radio work as if it is talking to a repeater), but since it is simplex, you use the 0.00 (Blank) Offset Frequency so the Rx and Tx frequencies remain the same when you key up.

Use the frequency you set up on the Zumspot with the pi-star setup menu. All works on the radio once there is a + or - on the display with the channel.

Remember too, the DStar calculator in the Windows version of the Programmer has a section that will set this up for you automatically. Set up offset direction once, call sign once, and don't worry about counting spaces.


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