[aprssig] WX data over Ethernet or Wi-Fi = Possible?
skoric at uns.ac.rs
Wed Dec 13 08:15:09 CST 2017
On 12/12/2017 09:24 PM, KF4LVZ wrote:
> I think Miroslav isn't talking about APRS -IS connectivity but actually
> feeding APRS software with weather data from a device that does not have
> a serial port.
> Depending on what software is running and the type of device it's
> running on this is possible. There are a number of virtual serial port
> programs for Windows and Mac that will create a connection to a remote
> device over the network and present it as a serial port on the local
> machine. Linux systems can use a program called socat to accomplish the
> same thing.
> If the device running the APRS software can't run these virtual serial
> port programs for whatever reason the alternative is to use a hardware
> serial-to-ethernet bridge to establish the connection to the remote
> weather logger and connect to the local computer via a real serial port.
Thanks for the comment. That's what I asked for. In fact, I have been
thinking on using some commercial-grade ('industrial') data loggers &
sensors built for other purposes, *instead* of established monopolies in
ham weather station market. My goal: More alternatives, lower price :-)
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