DuraNode AllStar UHF RF FM Hat Kit (In Stock)

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DuraNode Simplex 70cm FM Allstar Node hat kit for AllStar. This RF hat kit is to enable you to build a Raspberry Pi hosted AllStar RF Node using the AllStarlink network.

This hat uses a NiceRF SA818S embedded UHF 420 – 450 MHz radio module. Uses the Cmedia CM108B USB audio IC. The hat is fully assembled, no soldering needed on the hat. This RF hat has a 40 pin Raspberry Pi header so it fits the Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+ or 4B series. Three LED’s indicate the connection status – Blinking green = Comms, Amber – COS = RX  and Blue – PTT. The DuraNode Hat RF output power is around 400 milliwatts.

Kit contents:

1 x Genuine VK4NGA DuraNode UHF FM RF Hat – Programmed (and tested) with a default frequency of 441.250MHz with a 91.5 CTCSS tone – these parameters can be changed by you.

1 x USB to Hat connector cable to connect the hat to the Raspberry Pi – goes between the PCB’s and is soldered to the underside of the Pi.

1x Antenna.

Photo show this kit as it comes.

Assembly Skill Level: Intermediate – only 2 solder joints required on the bottom of the Raspberry Pi board, plus PCB to Raspberry Pi assembly.

Computer Skill Level: Advanced – SSH ACCESS IS HOW YOU CONFIGURE Hamvoip or ASL software.

The kit comes with complete with online instructions on how to connect the hat.

What you’ll need to supply to build a node:

A Raspberry Pi 3B/3B+ or 4B 1gb – will not work with the Zero.

A Heatsink for the Raspberry Pi processor.

A quality class 10 Micro SD card, 16 or 32GB.

A 240v 2amp power supply.

A case – add a DuraNode Custom Case Kit to your cart for $55 and you’ll pay no extra postage.

You Should Also Consider Purchasing a Node Noise Reduction Kit, add to your cart and you’ll pay no extra postage.


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1 review for DuraNode AllStar UHF RF FM Hat Kit (In Stock)

  1. Stuart (verified owner)

    Very well built product that was quickly posted. The instructions provided by Glenn were excellent and I had it up and running very quickly.


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