Build Your Own Gateway Navigation:
Build Your Own Gateway – Welcome
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 1: What You’ll Need
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 2: Installing SVXLink
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 3: Configuring SVXLink
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 4: Connecting To The Radio
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 5: Programming the Radio
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 6: Connecting to the Reflector
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 7: Adjusting Audio Levels
Are you interested in building your own Tetra Gateway to provide Tetra coverage in your area? Great!
Here’s a photo of my TETRA gateway here in Sydney – VK2CJC-L providing coverage on the lower north shore and across the CBD.
My gateway runs a Motorola MTM800e Tetra radio that puts out 3watts. It’s connected to a raspberry Pi 3B via an FTDI 3.3v data cable. Audio and PTT is handled by a signalink. I’ve got an external antenna mounted on my roof aprox 12 meters above the ground.
This setup not only provides me with coverage in and around my home, it also provides coverage to other Tetra amateurs too across Sydney – stretching up to 20Km’s towards the East, South and West.
Building a gateway is a rewarding experience! Not only are you providing yourself access to the Tetra network, you’re also enabling others around you to access the network too.
It’s important to point out that by following this guide, I am not responsible for any damage or loss that may occur to any item/property/person. Please be careful when you’re working with expensive electronics!
Alright, let’s get into it!