[aprssig] PSAT Satgates (and outlandish EV idea?)

John Hansen john at coastalchip.com
Wed Jul 1 11:17:27 CDT 2015


In fact, Coastal ChipWorks makes just such a serial bridge:

www.vsc-x.com

John Hansen W2FS
Coastal ChipWorks

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 11:41 PM, KF4LVZ via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org>
wrote:

> On 2015-06-30 20:32, Robert Bruninga via aprssig wrote:
> > Of course, those with electric cars are used to plugging in a connector
> to
> > their car every night, so if we could get the APRS umbilibical somehow
> > included in the Charging plug, we’d have it!  There is one
> usually-not-used
> > pin in the typical charging plug, plus ground.  So if we could do it all
> on
> > one wire and ground, we’d have something to work with. <wink>
>
> Sure, use the charging plug that has 120-240VAC or several hundred VDC
> running on the adjacent pins for your connection to your radio/computer.
>  I'll wait off to the side and direct the fire trucks to your house.
>
> I've got a crazy idea, it's called wireless, might have heard of it
> before.  There are plenty of available COTS options to make a serial
> link.  You could get IEEE 802.15.4 (or the related ZigBee) modules or
> you could get IEEE 802.11 (wifi) modules, or even Bluetooth or dedicated
> modules.  They're relatively inexpensive and are already designed to
> pair together for a wireless serial bridge.
>
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