[aprssig] Re: More thoughts on (was) Connected Packet now UPS

Bill Vodall wa7nwp at jnos.org
Wed Dec 29 02:42:52 EST 2004

> All the way up 'til your carrier or ISP dies...
> Gerry

Maybe my "cable dies" but the DSL of the neighbor across the street might
still be live.  If we're both on APRS/Winlink,  that means we both have
some basic connectivity.

Basic rule of networking...  Have two ways/routes for everything.

The ISP's do a lot to keep their systems up.  Not perfect, of course,
but pretty good and continuously getting better.

It's cheap and easy to put a small UPS on the modem and router.  A simple
emergency preparedness thing much like keeping the cars gas tank over
half full.


> Bill Vodall wrote:
> >>> My station is designed to 
> >>>operate as an emergency BBS, Digi, and KAnode during emergency times 
> >>>(defined as loss of commercial power)  It will NOT be an APRS station 
> >>>during those times (the computer will not be powered)
> > 
> > 
> > Isn't everybody's ham station (APRSdos at least),  Cable or DSL modem, and
> > Wireless Access point on a UPS?   With some means for recharging, like an inverter
> > and a long cord to the power system on the car - that gives nearly perpetual communications
> > capabilities.

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