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[aprssig] WRT54GL -> IGATE "cookbook"

Chris Kantarjiev cak at dimebank.com
Fri Feb 13 21:45:27 UTC 2009


[resending to correct bogus addresses, sorry]

As I've mentioned on at least some of these lists, I've been working on a 'cookbook' page for
building an igate/digi based on the Linksys WRT54GL, Scott N1VG's 'RT' version of the OpenTracker+,
and Micha DO5MC's aprs4r digi software. Jerry KB0QCL provided the final push by agreeing to pay for
the hardware for the first one :-)

It's done: take a look at http://www.dimebank.com/cak/k6dbg/k6dbg_igate.html for all the details.
Lots of people have covered ground before I got there; I mostly put the pieces together into a
slightly neater package. If a lot of people want to build such things, it would probably be useful
to make up a batch of PC boards for the little adapter card. I'll be happy to provide my Eagle files
to anyone who would like to do that.

It's not immediately clear how well the OT1+ receive is working (it works some, at least) nor how
many of those boards Scott wants to make available. That's all up to him!

The WRT54GL has *two* serial ports - it wouldn't be much more effort to build in two TNCs and use
such a box for a split-frequency digi. aprs4r will certainly support it. I don't need one, so I'll
leave that as a project for someone who does.

73 de chris K6DBG




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