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[aprssig] Re: Radio Recommendation

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Mon Jul 19 19:16:26 UTC 2004


Two quick questions.

1. In this setup does the PalmIIIc act as the TNC?
2. How does the GPS connect to this setup?

> Hmm.
> Sorry to rag on you Bob but you should have stayed away from this topic :)
>
> One of my most recent setups is an old PalmIIIc which I have hard-wired and
> velcro-ed to the back of my FT23r.
> The palm is running PocketAPRS and gets its power from the FT23r directly.
> I can TX and RX, handle smart messaging, and digipeat :)
> Total size and weight smaller and lighter than the D7.
>
> I also have my good old Ipaq, which could be setup the same way.as the Palm
> and often is but since its a business tool also, I prefer to use the old
> cheap PalmIIIc with the equally as cheap FT23r plus the PocketAPRS.
>
>
> FT23r: $65
> PalmIIIc:$59
> Pocketaprs software:$40
> total $164.00 US
> benifits of going this route.
> *Cheap entry level graphical aprs with moving maps.
> *Free software updates.
> *Can be used as packet terminal
> *Can run other software packages like satellite tracking.
> *A really nice organiser
>
> Again I hate to rag on you Bob and dont mean it personally but, you really
> cant beat that for entry level APRS functionality.
>
>
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