[Android] Setting up a Ham Radio hotspot in the cloud (or Raspberry Pi) and accessing it with DVSwitch Mobile

There are times when you can’t always have your HT and/or hotspot with you but you want to stay in contact with a certain talk group or club.

For Android users, it’s pretty easy to setup a hotspot in the cloud or a Rasperry Pi at home and use DVSwitch Mobile to access any of the digital modes. Note: I only set mine up for DMR.

Update 11/6/2020:
The DVSwitch group now has a image and install instructions:
All Modes (Raspberry Pi): InstallGuide

These are the manual instructions but you must follow them to the letter or you may not get audio in one or both directions:

DMR & YSF (cloud): Install Guide

While these instruction are for a Raspberry Pi the only modification I had to make for Ubuntu was change the lines that called for .armhf to .amd64. Also, be careful with copy and pasting from the PDF sometimes it adds a space in some links and they didn’t actually work so watch the screen after you do something. Give me a shout if you need help.

Author: KV4S

http://KV4S.com Amateur Radio Operator, Software Developer, Star Trek Online gamer. Game Handle: @Russell-KV4S

3 thoughts on “[Android] Setting up a Ham Radio hotspot in the cloud (or Raspberry Pi) and accessing it with DVSwitch Mobile”

  1. Hi Russell
    This is Tony Nieto, EA4GVR.
    Greatings from Madrid, Spain.
    First of all let me thank you for your info sharing especially regarding DVSWITCH. I really appreaciate it. I’ve just been reading about you on your blog and I must tell you we share a very similar profile and interests on new radio technologies. However I must learn more. I’m not really into linux, being a Win person myself and I need to ask you for assistance. Please could you recommend some textbooks, manuals, tutorials or anything you can think of for me to get a better understanding of linux, programming , how one can design an “image”, scripts, you know the “magic” I’m talking about… I’ve always been a good student and want to LEARN. As you see I’m not asking for help on “how to do this or that” I wanna improve my knowledge. Your help will be very much appreciated.
    Please feel freee to contact me: 2144057g@gmail.com


  2. Hi, Do you have a copy of the instruction manual that you used in the video? The one above, is missing a few steps. Thanks, Daniel ZL4DE


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