The Inrico TM-7 Plus is the first 4G mobile network POC Radio. Great for amateur radio use with the new IRN platform, for Zello, Team Speak 3 and Echolink via 3G or WiFi. And it works as WiFi hotspot too!
Is this still hamradio? Read this article. The TM7 can also be used to listen to the police, fire department and many other transmissions. Learn how.
It is also fully compatible with APRS. Learn more on setting up APRS on the Inrico TM-7.
The Inrico TM-7 is a network radio. It does not have a VHF or UHF RF module.
Learn 5 Things you can do with an Inrico TM-7 Transceiver
This network radio version is fully compatible with the International Radio Network (IRN)
To transmit on the Ham repeaters, you need to hold a valid hamradio license. In order to use this radio on IRN, you need to follow these steps and, after that, configure the audio settings. Under the RECORD tab, select “Mic” and you are all set.
You can program the key buttons to any function you like, by following a simple procedure. Also, read this article, if you want to use a different microphone.
Intelligent GSM intercom + stereo speakers
Inrico TM-7 Instructions Guide
Kc6stt1 (verified owner) –
This radio has a few plus attributes…its small size, new robust power connector, external antenna port for 3g/4g antenna and nice loud speaker audio are big winners. In spite of these things, I hesitate to recommend this unit for mobile use. The small screen is a big negative as is the fact that no one has yet created a way to use the arrow buttons for use as an easy channel selector for Zellow or any other current service. it has been suggested that if you use the unit as a ‘base station’, the use of switching power adapters should be avoided (the unit uses less than 250 ma. so a large power supply is not necessary).
Some will complain about the antiquated Android revision. I have found that the old revision makes little difference in the operation of the unit.
My unit arrived with a few other negative issues. The power button does NOT control power to the unit…you have to unplug or remove power to the unit to turn it off (you might find yourself with a weak car battery). The microphone would not stay plugged in (I found the rubber boot covering the connector was not correctly molded onto the plug…had to trim the rubber with a scissors, then it plugged in). The touch screen has bad sectors that is causing errors in data entry and control (had to pair a Bluetooth keyboard for data entry).
if you can ignore these things, the radio is good for fixed-station use. I have heard other complaints about the unit mostly mirroring my own. I do not know if the unit is worth $250 when there is no assurances that it will work at 100% when it arrives. i hope someone can come up with the necessary fixes and applications to make this unit what it can be!
nbfd328 (verified owner) –
We have been using Zello as a means of communication for some time now. I have seen the network radios and decided to take a chance and see if I like the Inrico TM-7 Plus 4G. I was a little reluctant to order the radio from over seas but it showed up quicker than some of the stuff I buy from inside the states.
The radio was easy to setup, yes the screen is small so get a touch pen or a bluetooth keyboard. In our cars we have WiFi hotspots already so this device is only being used on WiFi. Setup was quick and painless, installation was easy.
I must say I was surprised by the loud audio from the radio, I dug out an old speaker figuring I would need it but the radio is loud and very clear. The microphone is clear and if you install the button mapper app it makes setup a breeze to map the buttons to whatever you want.
Overall it got 4 stars and here is why: The GPS antenna cable is extremely short I had to use another one I had lying around, standard SMA connection on both the GPS and cellular antenna. The screen is small and with no real way to make it bigger that is the biggest issue. The screen is clear and no issues with the touch screen if you have kid fingers. The other issue is the power connector, it is a screw in type on the radio I received which means it sticks out of the back of the radio about 2.75”. Since the connector stuck out so far, I was unable to tilt the radio in the bracket for the mounting location I had chosen.
Looks like I will be getting a few more for our other vehicles.