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[aprssig] WRT54G APRS Project

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Wed Feb 9 16:52:34 UTC 2005


A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) wrote:
>>In an emergency situation, a 
>>WRT Digi could be dynamically converted over to a Telpac station, 
>>connected to the Winlink server via it's bridged wireless internet 
>>connection.  
> 
> 
> So in an emergency situation, you would want to take these APRS digi's
> offline and convert them to Winlink Telpac nodes?  Why would you want to cut
> off APRS users during an emergency by taking digi's away?  Since the digi is
> already set up on 144.39, would the converted digi operate Winlink on 144.39
> during the emergency?  If so, this would further disrupt APRS activity in
> the "emergency" area by saturating 144.39 with connected traffic.  Maybe I'm
> not understanding how you want to do this...

Another option would be to use the two serial ports to attach external 
TNCs to the box and provide routing in an embedded application.  There 
could be considerable opportunities here to support both applications 
simultaneous with Telpac on UHF or with a set of cans on VHF...

Gregg Wonderly
W5GGW




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