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[aprssig] aprssig Digest, Vol 48, Issue 11

Rich Garcia k4gpsc at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 01:05:34 UTC 2008


I don't normally check e-mails that have the digest line in the subject but
I just did on a whim.

Some may not be aware but if you have no internet connection and out of
radio range this router is really "killer" for the home, mobile or Incident
Command.

http://3gstore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=610

You can connect a USB Air Card or various tethered phones and establish
either a WiFi connection or have a LAN port feeding a switch. I use both
features. The router mounted in the back of the truck with an outdoor
antenna is out of the way but floods the car and any restaurant while I am
on the road traveling with a good internet connection.

At home I live in a very rural area with no cable or DSL, I have a poor view
of the Southern sky and would not even think of Hughes or WildBlue even if I
had a good view. I have it mounted on the 3rd floor of the house with a
small antenna outside of the window connected to my USB AirCard and it feeds
a CAT5 connection back to the basement where I have a 24 port switch.

Cradle Point has come out with several other router versions since I
purchased the 350 but it does the job, some of the new versions may have
other more advanced features.

Rich
Hurricane Ranch
Sharon SC

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of John Galvin
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 8:52 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] aprssig Digest, Vol 48, Issue 11


FYI,

Pete, AE5PL in Collin County has written an interface from D-Star units to
APRS. You might just surf his web files for additional info.

73, John - N5TIM

Randy Allen wrote:
> Gregg Wonderly wrote:
>
>> The issue of what to do when you don't have an internet connection, is
getting
>> to be a smaller issue.  My verizon USB modem works amazingly well.  With
D-Star
>> data radios, there are possibilities there too.
>
> My primary emphasis in Amateur Radio is emergency communications, and
> depending on an application that requires an internet connection is
> planning for failure IMHO.  One that uses the internet when available,
> OK. But if it won't operate as a standalone app with nothing but Amateur
> RF connectivity I'm not wasting time or disk space on it.
>
> Is there anything in the offing for ICOM to  tie D-Star into APRS? Or
> are they still sticking to a proprietary GPS data exchange?  I haven't
> played with it due to the expense of the equipment, and won't until I
> know for a fact it will interface with the APRS world. For local ops
> around here the voice capabilities are more "gee, that's nice" and not
> worth the expense at this time.
>
>

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