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[aprssig] New APRS Hardware (was: NEW! IC-V82 - VHF/APRS Transceiver)

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) ajfarmer at spenet.com
Thu Mar 3 05:05:56 UTC 2005


>Why dont we build one our selves ?

That's exactly what I was just thinking...

The HamHud is out there, but it's really not much more advanced than the
D-700 (my flame suit is on)!   Yes, it has a lot of neat features, but it's
not a quantum leap.

I guess the question is, what do we want?

-Big Color LCD display (5" X 5" or so)
-Moving Map
-Built in GPS
-Software based open source TNC (for easy feature upgrading)
-Built in radio
-What else?

Seriously...  Just off the top of my head I think: embedded PC running
Linux, Xastir, OEM LCD, OEM GPS, uTNC or TNC-X...  The hardware and software
is out there, and there are enough brains on this list to put all the pieces
together...  We can do this...

A lot of us (me included) sometimes tend to look for the minimum "junk" that
is out there that we can throw together to get something running.  If we
look at the other end of the spectrum and incorporate some of the latest
technology, then maybe we will have a chance to catch back up with the
commercial communications industry that is day by day getting closer to
putting us in the history books.

A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
http://www.aj3u.com


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Andrew Rich
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 11:31 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [aprssig] NEW! IC-V82 - VHF/APRS Transceiver

Why dont we build one our selves ?

Can be hard to make a GPS / interface / VHF radio



> I talked to one of the Icom guys at DCC about stuff that could be 
done with
> it.  I got the impression from him that Icom's really not interested 
in
> supporting experimentation.  Looks like they just want to sell 
digital voice
> radios with Ethernet ports to appliance operators.  Definitely 
didn't get a
> warm fuzzy feeling from that conversation.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Joe Della Barba
> Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 5:03 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] NEW! IC-V82 - VHF/APRS Transceiver
> 
> 
> The brochure says NOTHING about APRS, only that the radios can 
exchange
> position by sending NMEA data to each other. This radio also does 
NOT have a
> GPS built in. Does anyone know why it is that no one will make a 
modern APRS
> radio? Why can I buy a marine VHF with a built in moving map/gps and 
DSC
> position polling but Icom and Kenwood can't figure out putting a GPS 
in a
> radio when every cell phone will soon have one?
> 73 de Joe N3HGB
> 
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