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[aprssig] More thoughts on (was) Connected Packet

Mark Earle wa2mct at mearle.com
Tue Dec 28 16:42:13 UTC 2004


At 11:41 AM 12/28/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>This is why I have setup my 24/7 APRS WX station with a working PBBS 
>mailbox and emergency battery backup for the radio & TNC so that even if 
>the computer running APRSDos is down my station can still be valuable as a 
>BBS and/or a dig and/or KAnode during an emergency.

And for those using MFJ or TNC-2 type clones, there was software/ firmware 
from PacComm (still avialable, I think) that has a basic pms/ bbs built in. 
One could also expand the RAM. No computer, just the radio and tnc. Works 
pretty well  - we use one like this on a non-aprs local channel for shelter 
support.



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