nice unit - wish there was more info on suggestions how to set up as a stand alone digipeater for the learners among us
I really like this unit. It was easy to set up and works very well. It frees up my PC for other things meaning my IGate can stay on 24/7. Nice.
I may well get a second unit...
This device has been simply outstanding. I have it set up with a Kenwood TM-V71A at home with an indoor antenna and the decoding ability of this unit has been awesome! Currently I'm averaging about 86 percent decode efficiency with some tweaking I did on the input side. The software works great and is easy to navigate. Trust me I've seen and experienced some horrendous software and this software does what it's supposed to do without a hitch. I also like the network connectivity feature of this unit as I can log in anytime over my network and see device statistics and change settings in real time which is a plus. The only thing is I wish this unit had some implementation of SSH instead of telnet so I could securely log in remotely to monitor activity via a terminal session. Telnet tends to transmit everything in plain text including username and password. SSH would encrypt all of that information where I would feel more comfortable setting up remote access through my router. This is just a minor nit pick of mine that doesn't take away from the overall functionality of the unit. Overall a fantastic standalone IGate/Digipeater solution a great price point.
James Nicklas N0ALE
Fantastic unit,all in one and easy to set up.If you forget it,it stay running for years.
Here 24/24 7/7 and never problems.
Device installed, 2 notes: The longest: Wait for the device by the delivery company.
The hardest part: The soldering on the micro Din 6. :-)
The ideal for the Radio cable, is to take with shielding to ground to avoid returns in the equipment. ;-)
A DIY idea for the future, a small interface to make Ethernet galvanically isolated
Georges / ON2KGC
I have 7 of these in operation... all have been full proof, work as they should. I would like to eventually (if possible) see built in wifi but regardless the ethernet set up does work very well. Simplicity with software to program the unit is very easy to set up whatever settings you need for your application. Weather station connectivity worked very well for me as well. I was using a Peet bros model 2100, the igate sent data to weather underground as well as aprs. I will be definitely buying more of the Wx3in1 igates.
Thank you for a great line of products.
Purchased the WX3in1 and 10 (or so) days later it was in my mailbox. Quickly hooked it up, and soon was able to replace my trusty-rusty old KPC that had been running as N7UV for the past decade or so. Why replace? The KPC required a PC to connect it to the network, and so to the Internet. The pc itself was a maintenance issue, and an unnecessary bit of kit inbetween. Once the pc power supply died a few months back, I finally chose to go with one of these. First time with Microsat.
Worked right out of the box, and got network running quickly and can configure and monitor it from my workstation in the main part of the house. The machine has been solid and up for nearly a month, the only times I need to reboot is when I change some configuration parameter.
Currently at 3+ days with the following statuses:
RF packet starts detected: 43922
RF packets received (CRC OK): 38347
RF corrupted packets received (HEADER ERROR): 4829
RF corrupted packets received (CRC ERROR): 465
RF corrupted packets received (END FLAG NOT FOUND): 281
RF decoding efficiency (total): 87.3%
RF decoding efficiency (last hour): 78.4%
RF bytes received: 3076225
While I'm on the side of a hill in PHX and have a long view, I'm getting a good error rate. To boot, I automatically got dc voltage and with a DS18B20 laying about, I was able to get temperature. Considering getting the telemetry cards next.
Cheers and 73 - Jon N7UV
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