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ClearAlpha sports all the access node functionality of the original ClearNode – in a smaller package – 3 x 2.6 x 1 inches.

ClearAlpha is based on the recently released Raspberry Pi 3A+. ClearAlpha is an AllStar, EchoLink & Digital Modes simplex node, with an integrated low power UHF FM radio transceiver. Digital modes include DMR, P25, YSF, FCS and NXDN – all available from your Analog FM HT or mobile rig.

ClearAlpha includes a free companion iPhone and Android mobile app to Setup and Control your node – from anywhere you have an internet connection.

The ClearNode Mobile App allows you to:

  • Configure your AllStar, EchoLink & Digital credentials and settings
  • Configure your ClearAlpha WiFi credentials without using SSH and Terminal
  • Connect and disconnect your ClearAlpha from remote nodes, hubs, reflectors and Talk Groups
  • Automate your connects and disconnects with calendar Timed Events
  • Keep, edit and tag a catalog of the nodes you regularly connect to
  • Control the integrated radio: Tx/Rx frequency, CTCSS/DCS codes, Squelch, Volume …
  • Power down or reboot your ClearAlpha
  • Play a delayed stream (~20 sec) of the audio traffic on your ClearAlpha on your mobile device
Comparing the physical size of ClearAlpha and ClearNode

Comparing ClearNode and ClearAlpha

  • ClearAlpha and ClearNode are loaded with the same software stack
  • Control your ClearNode and ClearAlpha devices from the same mobile app
  • Both products feature the WiFiByLight process for uploading WiFi credentials
  • ClearAlpha has the same UHF or VHF FM Analog Transceiver

How ClearAlpha differs from ClearNode

  • If you’re looking for a compact, multi-mode, personal access node – ClearAlpha is a good choice
  • If you’re looking for a hub with 10s of inbound and outbound connections ClearNode is the better choice
  • ClearAlpha does not have an ethernet network port or any available USB ports
  • You will not be able to work DSTAR on ClearAlpha since there’s no USB port to plug in a Vocoder dongle (e.g. Thumb DV)

What’s in the box:

  • 1 x ClearAlpha with integrated UHF or VHF FM transceiver
  • 1 x 120-240V – 5.2V / 2.5A power supply (US 2 pin only)
  • 1 x Mini-Antenna with SMA connector