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

Floyd Rodgers kc5qbc at swbell.net
Wed Oct 5 09:07:59 UTC 2005


Ok, you haven't been following this thread, but I have. there are some 
interesting possibilities here if we wanted to consider this for several 
reasons related to geek factor or MRC
At 02:06 PM 10/4/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>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
>http://www.aj3u.com
>
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Floyd Rodgers KC5QBC
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