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[aprssig] convert serial weather data to tcp socket

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Wed Jul 28 14:32:29 UTC 2004


You can get a suitable machine for under $200 at http://www.soekris.com/.
Their power requirements are very small... I ran one off a battery and two 5
watt solar panels for about three weeks before I needed to use the panels
elsewhere and shut it down.  You will need a compactflash card, but a 32 meg
card should do and they're cheap.

I've used one-port serial terminal servers that might do the job, but
they're typically twice that price.

Scott
N1VG

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Tyler Allison
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 6:17 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] convert serial weather data to tcp socket



> Since you said you want to get rid of the Linux server, I can't
> directly answer it.

That is exactly my problem :)

I can buy a low power, small form factor linux machine for about $300 but
I was hoping I wouldnt have to spend that much.

I have the perl and C code to do the serial to text/server processing
already...looks like I'm stuck with a linux box.

-Tyler


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