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[aprssig] Smart TNC's vs. KISS and computers was (no subject)

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Sun Feb 20 18:22:05 UTC 2005


On Feb 20, 2005, at 12:41 AM, <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:

> What we need is a TNC with open source software that can be kept up to 
> date
> with a simple flash.

Yes!

Lots of stuff should fit on a modern microcontroller with horsepower to 
burn.  I have refrained from buying some packet and APRS related 
hardware, either because it was too expensive for the limited functions 
it can perform, or closed source, or both.

I make my living as a sysadmin, and I don't like the idea of using a PC 
for a remote location digi or any other application without some 
environmental control.  Maybe a hardened/embedded system as mentioned, 
but not standard desktop hardware and certainly not anything running 
windows.

-Jason
kg4wsv





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