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

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Tue Oct 4 18:13:02 UTC 2005

On Tue, 4 Oct 2005, A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) wrote:

> 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

Add the 802.11 in any case so that you can also use a laptop with a
wifi card to access the equipment in the vehicle.  This is good for
events and demo's:  Makes for an ultra-clean installation at your
operating position with more chance of success.

Curt, WE7U.   APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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