[aprssig] Raspberry PI
John Langner WB2OSZ
wb2osz at comcast.net
Fri May 6 14:34:29 CDT 2016
Raspberry Pi Packet TNC, APRS Digipeater, IGate
In the early days of Amateur Packet Radio, it was necessary to use a "Terminal Node Controller" (TNC) with specialized hardware. Those days are gone. You can now get better results at lower cost by connecting your radio to the "soundcard" interface of a computer and running free software.
The Raspberry Pi (RPi) is a good platform for running a software TNC, APRS digipeater, and IGate. Why use a larger computer and waste hundreds of watts of power? All you need to add is a USB Audio Adapter ($8 or less) and a simple PTT circuit to activate the transmitter.
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