The Contra Costa Fusion Network is now 6 months old and we have learned much in these past 6 months.
Our intention was to be a Fusion C4FM System and Room with NO analog. There are many wonderful analog repeaters in the Contra Costa County area.
Within days of starting our Network we had a need to connect or bridge OpenSpots operating were there was no Fusion coverage to our Network. We setup a YSFReflector to do this and it works great.
However the YSFReflector allows other protocols, from other servers to be connected to it and at times has lessened the quality of the audio, when non-C4FM servers are cross-connected on our Network.
We discovered the SharkRF folks, the makers of the OpenSpot have, what might be a solution and we have deployed it.
I would like to announce that the Contra Costa Fusion Network now has a:
SharkRF IP Connector Protocol Server
What this server does is allow us to limit the “ Allowed protocols: at this time we are testing C4FM, DMR, D-Star, NXDN and P25.
Any model of OpenSpot can be used for this connection in C4FM, NXDN and DMR modes. However an OpenSpot3 is needed to trans-code D-Star. We are NOT sure if P25 will work with the other protocols. Our intent is to make sure the audio is good with any of the Digital Modes we finalize on.
Below is the setup from an OpenSpot2:OpenSpot-Server-Client-Setup
Please make sure you save your changes as you make them.
The Contra Costa Fusion OpenSpot Reflector Dashboard can be found:
If I can assist anyone please reach out.
Tim Barrett K6BIV
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Director of Spectrum Management – NCDCC
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