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[aprssig] Fundamental APRS capacity

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Oct 4 14:00:15 UTC 2004


>>> needhame1 at plateautel.net 10/4/04 10:43:31 AM >>>
At 06:35 AM 10/4/2004, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>Yes, so I have APRSdos re-compute an ALOHA circle at any
>time the user wants to see his usable range...
>
>I like that idea!  The only problem I can see is that APRSdos 
>doesn't play well with Windows....

My recommendation is to run APRSdos on an old $10 laptop 
from a Hamfest or a yard sale running running 24/7 and let it 
take the lightening hits and  the abuse of being connected 
24/7 to the real world.  You can even let your TNC drive both
your DOS and windows receive side. (only connect one TX
side unless your WIndows APRS supports zip-lan port sharing).

This way you can always see the network the way APRSdos
sees it as well as do all the neat DF and other stuff not 
supported in other programs.  You can even have an A/B switch 
in the TX side so either can talk if needed...


de WB4APR, Bob





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