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Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Wed Feb 4 22:47:45 UTC 2009


Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> The definition of "mobile" changes with the tides of technology.  
> Consider the Osborne 1 "portable" computer 
> (http://oldcomputers.net/osborne.html).  Granted it pre-dates Windoze 
> (and even GUIs for that matter), but if RS-232 TNCs were around back 
> then, I'm sure that SOMEBODY would have hooked one up with a terminal 
> program and gone "mobile' with the whole setup.
>
>   

I actually did this!  

In the early '80s I actually ran a Kaypro II (CP/M portaluggie with a 9" 
green screen CRT) powered from a Heath MP-10 12VDC-to-110VAC inverter 
with an AEA PK-232 attached to my Kenwood TS-440 in a mobile 
installation in a 1977 VW Rabbit.    I ran RTTY and AMTOR on 40 M and 80 
M, while driving up and down I-5 in California. 

This followed my attempts at live mobile SSTV with a Sony vidicon camera 
and a Robot 400 scan converter in 1978-79.


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"APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
  http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths

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