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[aprssig] Does Something Like This Exist?

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Tue Jul 5 21:53:47 UTC 2005


My PK-12 is a TNC that is a stand-alone tracker as well. It uses a 
serial port to connect to the GPS and/or the computer.
73 Joe N3HGB

Andrew Rich wrote:

>all you have described is a serial to tcpip convertor
>
>they exist
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jack [mailto:jbecker at wi.rr.com]
>Sent: Sunday, 3 July 2005 5:29 PM
>To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
>Subject: [aprssig] Does Something Like This Exist?
>
>
>A friend of mine is showing interest in APRS after I've shown him some
>screenshots of my station and what APRS can do.  He's interested in setting
>up an Internet <--> RF gateway and digi.
>
>Here's the hitch:
>
>He's wondering (and me too) if there's a "TNC" out there that can run APRS
>without a computer hooked up all the time?
>
>Here's what he's looking for:
>
>1.  A GPS port for an external GPS unit
>
>2.  Radio Connector
>
>3.  A 10/100 mbit LAN port that can access an HTML set up page for
>inputting his call, parameters, etc.
>
>1 & 2 I think are available on a number on TNC's, but 3 might be hard to
>find?
>
>His thinking is that you would set up the unit by means of the browser and
>the unit from that point would be all self contained.  Any adjustments
>later could be done at home on his LAN (just like the initial set up) or
>remotely with some sort of Remote Sysop function over the Internet.
>
>Does something like this exist now or just a good idea?
>
>Jack
>AE9H
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