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

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Tue Oct 4 17:41:06 UTC 2005


I'll sway us back...

I think a full touchscreen with a computer running
Windows or Linux is key for a true 100% mobile APRS
setup.  Also, running a mini-itx computer in the car
allows for endless options for TNCs, GPSs and more. 
Somthing like a TNC-X running USB could be easily
mounted inside of the computer case and interfaced to
one of the extra USB pin headers found on most
motherboards today.  The same goes for GPSs.

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

--- "A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)" <farmer.aj at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/4/05, Rich Garcia <k4gps at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > 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....
> 
> All-in-one boxes which include cell network "air
> cards" combined with
> a router and WiFi access point will be hitting the
> market soon.  I've
> seen a couple of prototypes over the past few weeks.
>  These boxes
> allow you to setup a WiFi hotspot anywhere by
> getting the Internet
> connection through the aircard and cellular network.
>  Pretty cool
> stuff, but something Part 15'ers and some Hams have
> been homebrewing
> for a while now.
> 
> Now we are starting to stray a little to far away
> from APRS so I'll
> stop here.  ;-)
> 
> --
> A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
> http://www.aj3u.com
> 
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Jason KE4NYV
RPC Electronics
www.rpc-electronics.com




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