[aprssig] Interesting Findings - 300 Baud AX.25 on VHF-FM APRS

Bill wa7nwp at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 00:12:21 CDT 2016


Use a RPI with DireWolf software and a 5$ USB sound fob.  No waterfall but otherwise equivalent.   I've heard uz7ho runs on Linux under WINE but that would probably require an Intel CPU.

With these options available now, it's interesting to consider just which alternate modes we should try.   

Bill, WA7NWP

> On Apr 2, 2016, at 6:27 PM, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> 
>> On 4/2/2016 6:15 PM, Bill Vodall wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 2:22 PM, Stephen H. Smith via aprssig
>> <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> What I could really use is a tiny single board computer ala Raspberry Pi
>>> that can run normal Intel x86 OSes and software. There are tools that can
>>> remove a lot of the fluff from Windows 2000 or XP so that the barebones OS
>>> kernel and an application can fit into less than 400 MB of flash.   With
>>> such a setup, it would be trivial to use the UZ7HO Soundmodem advanced modes
>>> in a dedicated tracker.
>> 
>> Won't one of the $70 win tablets work for this?
>> 
> 
> That's what I am using now.  The cheap tablets are wonderful building blocks that let you use off-the-shelf standard Windows apps, but I was thinking of something even smaller and lower power.
> 
> As I said, something akin to a Ras Pi.     For tracker, digipeater, igate applications, etc the device doesn't need a display once it's setup.  Without a display, the power consumption and physical size could easily be cut in half.
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