My landlord does not allow antennas. So I left prejudice behind and moved to IRN. And I love it!
Learn more about IRN for hams
You need a valid Hamradio license to transmit on live repeaters! Why don’t you try for yourself? It’s free. You may start with a smartphone. There is no need to buy any gear! All you need is a smartphone.
You might even win a FREE network radio with an embedded UHF FM Transceiver. Learn how!
If you have a valid hamradio license, you can transmit on the live repeaters around the world. What are you waiting for? Keep in touch with your ham community ANYWHERE on the globe! As far as you have internet connection, either by WiFi, 3G or 4G, using a network radio was never so easy to access a global network of amateur radio: The IRN – International Radio Network that combines DMR, Echolink, AllStar and analogue repeaters all together. This global network is growing at an incredible speed.
You will experience Crystal and loud sound, amazing looks, batteries that last for days. You can, for example, cross-country by, without ever loosing signal and worrying which repeater frequencies to use.
Picture below: Radio-Tone RT4 on a rainy day.
The Inrico TM-7, branded BN500 by Broadnet, looks great in the car. Its small dimensions allow an easy and stylish installation.
The BN500 version is locked to Broadnet, which means you can not install apps like Zello or TeamSpeak to use with the IRN.
You can watch some other videos of the Inrico TM-7 below.
As many of you, who use Echolink (after v1.5.3) and the IRN, know that most of the android radios’ PTT will activate Zello automatically even if you are on TeamSpeak, which can be very annoying. The truth is that Zello, after version 3.53, added such annoying functionality.
One of the workarounds was to assign the PTT button to IRN (Team Speak3) and the SOS button to Zello. Well, we can live with that, but how could we bypass this problem with the new Inrico TM-7 (that only has the PTT button on the mic)?
The solution for the TM-7 and all other network radios, and while Zello does not remove this stupid function (or at least to allow the user to decide to turn it ON or OFF), is as simple as to install Zello v3.53 on our devices and the problem is solved.
Remember to disable Auto-Updates or else, you will get the new version installed again. One good practice, is to keep a local copy of the Zello v3.53 on your android radio so you can install it again and again. It just takes a few seconds and the user data will be preserved.
This is your great chance to win a free UHF network transceiver – the best seller Inrico T298s 3G/Wifi + UHF Radio (400-470 MHz)
You don’t have to buy anything. All you have to do is to subscribe our hamradio newsletter with your callsign and you will get a free entry to the sweepstake that will occur on the 31/12/2017.
We will contact the winner by e-mail so make sure you add our e-mail address to your contacts so it will not end up in the spam folder. Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
But you can increase your chances to win, by earning additional free entries to the sweepstake! See how you can get extra entries:
Once you register you get a unique code and you just need to share it with your friends.
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Someone is working for you. The Inrico TM-7 is being produced. First units will be shipped within the next few days!
Here are two good videos that show the unboxing and the review of the Inrico T298s.
The Inrico T298s is a network radio with an embedded UHF FM transceiver that allows 100% coverage. Either by cell or radio, you will always be connected.
This network radio is fully compatible with the International Radio Network (IRN)
«Network radios» is a new concept in hamradio. No matter where you go, you can still be in touch with your ham friends. All you need is to connect to the IRN – International Radio Network, that functions as a gateway to the live RF world. The IRN offers a plenitude of channels across the world and it is free to use. However, you are required to hold a valid hamradio license if you want to transmit on hamradio channels, as your transmission will be heard on live repeaters. To make things more exciting, like in the old days, manufactures started to build Android Transceivers, where you can install apps like TS3, or Zello, that offer connectivity to the IRN. Such net transceivers, or network radios, come with a nice PTT button, so you just operate them as any conventional radio. But… Is this hamradio? Read this article.
So, which network radio to choose? There are several types… Let’s see the options.
If you want a simple, but high-quality one, without any RF module, then you will find the Radio Tone RT4 a great choice: It is 4G, GPS tracking system, amazing audio and Android 6.0.
It has a lasting 4600 mAh battery giving you several days of continuous operation. The RT4 has the best specifications on its category.
Just arrived to the market, the Talkpod N58 is 3G compliant, it offers US and EU versions, brings an amazing design, very compact and has a superb audio quality. The Talkpod will become, for sure, a best seller in its segment.
A brand new mobile network radio is the Inrico TM-7. It’s the first 3G Android mobile radio. It became a best-seller since the first day.
If you want something more hybrid, I mean, a network radio with an RF module too, then you want to take a look into the Inrico T298s.
The T298s comes in two different versions: VHF and UHF. It offers an output power of 2 Watt and it’s a great gadget to carry when travelling. You will always be connected. If a nearby repeater is not available, you just have to switch into the IRN or Echolink via WiFi or 3G connection. It is a very robust device, that offers IP54 protective design with a military quality.
If you want the supreme, then you have to take a look into the RFinder M1 or the new RFinder K1. It is much more than a network radio. It does DMR, and FM analogue. It’s all a matter of what you need and can afford. One thing is for sure. Hamradio is changing. As always.