[aprssig] New APRS

James Washer washer at trlp.com
Fri Dec 9 22:24:12 CST 2005

Hi Fred.. 

First, a couple of small corrections to what you wrote..

1) I suspect you are looking for a KPC3+ (not a KP3+) (http://www.kantronics.com)
2) Further, you want to send you data to an APRS-IS server, not to findu. (http://www.aprs-is.net)

If you want to connect to APRS-IS, you'll need some kind of a computer (7x24 up time), and some software. You'll be operating as an IGATE. I use xastir running under linux for this purpose, as you can run linux and xastir on an old junk computer that would otherwise be tossed out. (http:www.xastir.org)

You can also run xastir under windows... but linux is the way to go IMHO.  There's a ton of free downloadable linux's. Try Redhat's Fedora Core 4 (FC4) or Ubuntu.

I'll be happy to lend a hand with either linux or xastir... 

That's about it.

 - jim
On Fri, 9 Dec 2005 23:11:58 -0500
"Fred Atkinson, WB4AEJ" <fred at wb4aej.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
>     My name is Fred Atkinson.  My call is WB4AEJ.  I've been a ham for over
> thirty years.
>     I am working on a project to create an APRS node here in the Sylva, NC
> area.  Hoping to get information that will help our project along.
>     We have had three Kenwood two meter rigs donated to the University
> (Western Carolina University) which we can use for the project.  Haven't
> fired them up yet, but I hope to by sometime next week.  I've been told I
> can do some swapping to get the other things we need for this project.
>     Need to round up a Kantronics PK3+ with at least version 8.3 software,
> according to Stan (WA1LOU).  Any leads there?  It doesn't have to be new of
> course.  Just in good working condition.
>     We are looking into getting an Internet feed to the site so we can dump
> data to the findu.com server over the Internet.
>     Besides a two meter rig, TNC, power supply, and an antenna, what
> additional hardware would we need to be able to feed data over a high speed
> Internet connection?
>     If you have any useful links to this end, I'd be very, very grateful if
> you'd send them along.
>     Thanks for any information that you can provide.
>                                                                     Fred,
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