[aprssig] Can someone make one of these ?

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Mon Nov 18 15:29:47 CST 2013


Its just an mdt terminal 



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Of Scott Miller
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Subject: Re: [aprssig] Can someone make one of these ?

That's a little beyond what I'm working on right now.  The touch screen 
project I've got on my bench is a T3-301 in a Pelican style case with 
batteries and display, mostly intended for search and rescue use.

Scott
N1VG

On 11/18/2013 10:36 AM, John Gorkos wrote:
> Since you asked...
>
> I¹d pay between $750 and $1000 for an 7² Android Tablet with a 30Mhz-6GHz
> SDR that produces .5 to 1 watts out of an SMA connector.  Needs to have
> GPS, Wifi, have at least a dual core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM,
> takes SIM cards, and can take external power through a 2.5mm barrel
> connector.  I¹d pay another $250 for a 2m/70cm external amp that takes the
> output of the tablet to 10 or 25 watts, maybe even with a pre-amp in it.
> Bandwidth on the SDR should be 20Mhz (20+msps).  A camera would be nice
> (since most tablets have them).
> Unfortunately, you¹re probably talking $100k just to R&D such a device,
> and another quarter million to prototype and prep for production.  The
> OpenMOKO guys tried this with JUST a cell phone, and never really made it
> work.
>
> John Gorkos
>
>
> On 11/18/13, 11:13 AM, "Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:
>
>> Well, how much would you pay for such a device?  I've got something in
>> the works, but I've also got about a dozen other projects to work on and
>> only so many hours in the day.
>>
>> Scott
>> N1VG
>>
>> On 11/15/2013 12:06 AM, Andrew Rich wrote:
>>> Touch Screen
>>>
>>> GPS
>>>
>>> RADIO
>>>
>>> TNC
>>>
>>> http://tech-software.net/thebox.bmp
>>>
>>> - Andrew -
>>>
>>>
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