[aprssig] APRS needs...

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Mon May 26 20:09:30 CDT 2008

Looks that the thing to do is use sound card modem?

On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 8:28 PM, Tom Hayward <tom at tomh.us> wrote:

> > For a while, I was getting into hacking the ZipIt IM
> > device.
> >
> > http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8107883197.html
> >
> > Decent sized graphic PCD, QWERTY keyboard, built-in
> > Wifi and even has a serial port with the addon of an
> > ST202 IC.  The really cool part...it runs on embedded
> > linux.  However, I am too crummy of a programmer to do
> > anything with it on my own.
> Cool. If someone can pack a VHF or UHF 9k6+ data transceiver and a GPS
> into this package, I'll write the software. I'm not sure if APRS is
> worth implementing though. I could talk to Scott about an Opentrak
> implementation. I'm working solo on an embedded linux project at work
> so I'm getting very familiar with this type of programming.
> In response to "build it and they will come": APRS is already
> saturated in my area. 1200 baud is a no-go for any new device. The UHF
> network at 9k6 seems to have plenty of growing room, but I wouldn't
> want to encourage any growth on 144.390. I already can't get packets
> out with portable trackers.
> Tom KD7LXL
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