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[aprssig] Was Linux PC Kit....Verizon/RF APRS Mobile

Rich Garcia k4gps at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 4 15:48:40 UTC 2005


Very nice.. it's got my head going now! So many possibilities it's endless.
I got to start asking at work if they plan to get our suppliers to provide
Linux drivers for our AirCard.

I have used APRS both via RF and Broadband using my companies Air Card which
can give some really impressive speeds while moving depending on where in
the
country you are. Even in poor coverage areas it's still multiple times
faster
than dial up and in good areas it will be better than most DSL connections!

I have never tried to use my air card with the PC tucked away but I am sure
hams could figure out a way to mount an external 1900 antenna so the PC can
be underneath the seat. So many possibilities for hams on the move and
even search and rescue! Your own moving web server....

By the way I know 1 or 2 APRS hams maybe more are also employed by Verizon.
If you
are a Verizon Ham join us on yahoo, this is a restricted list but active and
retired Verizon employees are encouraged to join for "networking" and to
assist
in the ham community.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/vzhams/

Shameless Plug Off
Rich
K4GPS

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Jason Rausch
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 10:27 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Via teams on Linux car PC kit


I have been tossing around the idea of a mini-itx
computer for in my truck.  As far as touchscreen LCDs
go, the best on the market seems to be he Xenarc
displays:  http://www.xenarc.com/product/700ts.html

Check out www.mp3car.com to see what some people are
doing for in-car computer solutions.  Some really
amazing stuff including full bondo/fiberglass
fabrications of consoles and in-dash displays.

Jason KE4NYV
www.ke4nyv.com
RPC Electronics
www.rpc-electronics.com

--- Kirk Mefford <ad5ou at softhome.net> wrote:

> A quick search of google shows 7" touch screens for
> around $200-$300.  I'm
> sure if one looked hard enough, cheaper ones could
> be found.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rich Garcia" <k4gps at bellsouth.net>
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List"
> <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:47 AM
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Via teams on Linux car PC kit
>
>
> > Way cool... never looked into touch screens
> though. If that were
> affordable
> > or if one of these
> > fancy radio heads with a CRT came out that had VGA
> and Touch Capability
> for
> > display I would
> > for sure install on in the Wife's truck. I think
> I'll be taking over her
> > truck in the next year
> > or two anyway <grin>.
> >
> > Rich
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf
> Of A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:47 AM
> > To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> > Subject: [aprssig] Via teams on Linux car PC kit
> >
> >
> > "Chip and boardmaker Via has partnered with an
> online retailer to
> > create a car PC targeting in-car navigation and
> infotainment
> > applications. The $300 "Voom PC" is supported by a
> media-oriented
> > embedded Linux operating system, and is based on
> one of Via's newest,
> > most powerful mini-ITX motherboards."
> >
> > http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9737748162.html
> >
> > This may be of interest to some of you for APRS
> and other mobile
> > applications.  Many end-users have pieced together
> car PC's from
> > readily available parts, but I think this is the
> first time a
> > manufacturer has developed a complete system for
> this purpose.
> >
> > --
> > A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
> > http://www.aj3u.com
> >
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Jason KE4NYV
RPC Electronics
www.rpc-electronics.com

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