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[aprssig] Bluetooth TNCs (was SSID Standardization)

Patrick winston at winston1.net
Thu Jun 10 11:57:06 UTC 2010

You can do the same with an ethernet to serial bridge if you would like 
an ethernet / wifi one..  just be warned that even used they can run 
over 100$..  Or use Scott's tracker board for the Linksys/Cisco WRT 
routers and build it into one.


On 6/10/2010 6:55 AM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> Just stick your own Bluetooth to serial port on the TNC's RS-232 port, 
> power it from some point on the radio (I'm still looking for a 
> port-powered one), and you've built what the manufacturers haven't 
> gotten around to yet.  I've been running my KJ4ERJ-7/KJ4ERJ-1 
> TT4-based IGate that way for over a year now.  I call it my "extreme 
> air gap" lightning arrestor between the RF and the PC.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> Gregg Wonderly wrote:
>> It's still amazingly frustrating that these radios don't provide a 
>> blue tooth serial port interface to the TNC.  It would be even better 
>> if there was a TCP terminal server interface to the TNC in kiss mode 
>> through ethernet or a wifi interface.
>> Serial port wiring is getting less and less supported and more and 
>> more frustrating to deal with isn't it?
>> Gregg Wonderly
>> Mark Earle wrote:
>>> On 6/9/2010 2:20 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>>>> We've already done this,
>>>>> found that symbols/icons are better,
>>>> Better on what?
>>>> Not on the front panel of my radio while I am driving!
>>>> I don’t want to take my hands off the wheel to go
>>>> Button pushing and screen chasing just to see something I can
>>>> see by the callsign.
>>> Perhaps this implies the radio front panels need improvement ?
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