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Thread: Introducing the HGI80 alternative - the latest DIY kid on the block

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    Don't knock the pigtails. What we found out was some "proper" antennas with SMA connectors etc were actually just pigtails in a suit.
    See the various antennas we have been testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuartP View Post
    Just market it as an update nanoCUL arduino. What people choose to do with it after that is up to them.

    £10 for a bare PCB seems a little steep, who are you using as your PCB house ?
    Actually that's a very good point. This is infact nothing more than a DIY CULV3. Just that the CULV3 uses the normal ATMEL DFU bootloader whereas this being an Arduino, uses the Arduino bootloader and firmware is uploaded using the Arduino IDE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce_miranda View Post
    Don't knock the pigtails. What we found out was some "proper" antennas with SMA connectors etc were actually just pigtails in a suit.
    See the various antennas we have been testing.
    Yes, I had some similar experiences picking an antenna for an esp8622 / wi-fi / solar convertor / mqtt project a couple of years ago. All was not as it seemed!

    I think SMA offers more mounting & case options, that's all. But either way, not a showstopper.

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    You would think SMA male and female connectors would be standard. Apparently not! You can have an SMA female connector but with a male pin and vise versa. You have to love standards.

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    +1 For the fully assembled unit. Thanks

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    +1 For the fully assembled unit. Thanks Alastair

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    I'm certainly interested but what is the benefit of this device? I've looked at the Domoticz threads but find it rather confusing. Is there an idiot's guide to the benefits?

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    Following this with interest. A while back I got a nano cul etc, and tried to get it working with home assistant. I failed, and gave up, as I couldn't find a complete how to guide, and ran out of time.

    Will the firmware you have got work on a nano cul version of this setup, or would I be better of getting these parts and starting again?

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    If you have a NanoCUL, the same firmware works on it albeit with some limitations. So you should definitely try loading it again.

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    Will you be able to ship to the Netherlands? If so, I sign-up for a fully assembled unit.

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