[aprssig] APRS needs... (Part II)

Eric Christensen eric at christensenplace.us
Wed May 28 06:01:37 CDT 2008

This is currently capable with what he have today.  Both Xastir and 
UI-View allow users over a network to connect to an instance attached to 
the IS and RF.  So if you had a ZipIt you could just connect over the 
network (WiFi) and be good to go.  Of course WiFi is going to have 
significant distance issues.

Eric W4OTN

Ev Tupis wrote:
> --- Dale Seaburg <kg5lt at verizon.net> wrote:
>> For a while, I was getting into hacking the ZipIt IM
>> device.
> http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8107883197.html
>> --------------------------
>> In addition to the references that Jason gave, it
>> appears that ZipIt Wireless is encouraging hacking
>> (collaborating) of the latest version (Z2):
>> linux.zipitwireless.com
> ===========================================
> Lacking a market for a clamshell device on
> 144.39/144.800 MHz, what APRS (and Amateur Radio in
> general) needs is a Wi-Fi to 2-meter (or 70cm, or
> whatever) gateway.  Properly designed, it would open
> the Wi-Fi device world to Amateur Radio use.  Once on
> an Amateur frequency, it could be routed anywhere.
> How? Maybe a Wi-Fi daughter board for an existing
> hand-held transceiver?
> Plant one at home, install one in the car.  Take your
> ham-hacked ZipIt wherever you go.
> Ev, W2EV
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