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

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) farmer.aj at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 13:06:53 CDT 2005

On 10/4/05, Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com> wrote:
> 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

The options are literally endless if you think about it.  An in-car
touchscreen PC opens you up to a world of neat things:

- GPS Navigation with moving map
- Display of APRS stations on that same map
- Fully functioning APRS client
- Software based APRS digi (if needed for special event)
- Realtime Amateur Satellite tracking
- Winlink client

With some type of cellular network based Internet connection, you can also add:
- Direct connection to APRS-IS if needed (out of range of a digi?)
- Echolink / VoIP (out of range of a repeater?)
- DX cluster display for HF mobile
- Mobile APRS IGate
- Mobile Winlink Packet Bridge
- Mobile WiFi hotspot

I know some will say some of this is straying to far from Amateur
Radio, but I see it is innovative technology which we can incorporate
into our Amateur Radio activities.

A.J. Farmer, AJ3U

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