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[aprssig] barcodes, etc.

kc9umr at freqradio.com kc9umr at freqradio.com
Wed Feb 28 12:39:29 UTC 2007


I'll make my situation even tougher to solve...


I don't want a computer at every client.  I ONLY want a computer at net
control.

there's just not enough space or time at the start / finish control points
to allow for a computer to be set up....

maybe for something not QUITE as cramped...  an on-road rally, or
something....

>
> But here's another novel idea I've never heard suggested before.
>
> The barcode scanners have a PCMCIA slot, as do a LOT of similar
>
> Devices, as well as almost all fairly modern laptops.  If we had a
>
> PC-Card based TNC it would be trivial to turn almost any of these
>
> Devices into a full fledged APRS client.  All you'd need would be an
>
> HT or other external radio, easily interfaced by a simple dongle.






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