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[aprssig] APRS System Overiding Fundamentals

Tad Burnett tburnett at vermontel.net
Thu Mar 10 15:01:40 UTC 2005


And run it from a car battery and you can be on for several hours into a 
power outage ...
Tad

Robert Bruninga wrote:

>At any hamfest you can pick up good fast color laptops
>now for under $25.  Even with a bad hard-drive, (these
>are usually $5 or less) you can make APRSdos run from 
>only a single bootable floppy (with only your local maps).
>
>Just let it sit in the corner giving you a nice view of your
>local APRS RF network and let IT be vulnerable to lightening
>strikes, not your big PC...
>
>  
>
>>>>ramirault at erols.com 3/10/05 7:40:46 AM >>>
>>>>        
>>>>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Earl Needham"
>Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS System Overiding Fundamentals
>
>  
>
>>        I'd use APRSdos, but for two reasons:
>>
>>        1.  No internet connectivity
>>        2.  Does not play nice with Windows.
>>
>>        But it does a LOT of things well.
>>    
>>
>
>But .. if you use and old (discarded) computer .. then why deal with
>Windows 
>at all??  Run it under DOS.
>
>Richard Amirault              N1JDU
>Boston, MA, USA          Go Fly A Kite 
>
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