[aprssig] Re: More thoughts on (was) Connected Packet now UPS
wa7nwp at jnos.org
Wed Dec 29 01:42:52 CST 2004
> All the way up 'til your carrier or ISP dies...
Maybe my "cable dies" but the DSL of the neighbor across the street might
still be live. If we're both on APRS/Winlink, that means we both have
some basic connectivity.
Basic rule of networking... Have two ways/routes for everything.
The ISP's do a lot to keep their systems up. Not perfect, of course,
but pretty good and continuously getting better.
It's cheap and easy to put a small UPS on the modem and router. A simple
emergency preparedness thing much like keeping the cars gas tank over
> Bill Vodall wrote:
> >>> My station is designed to
> >>>operate as an emergency BBS, Digi, and KAnode during emergency times
> >>>(defined as loss of commercial power) It will NOT be an APRS station
> >>>during those times (the computer will not be powered)
> > Isn't everybody's ham station (APRSdos at least), Cable or DSL modem, and
> > Wireless Access point on a UPS? With some means for recharging, like an inverter
> > and a long cord to the power system on the car - that gives nearly perpetual communications
> > capabilities.
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