[aprssig] itty bitty laptop

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Thu Jun 21 11:46:22 EDT 2007

On Thu, June 21, 2007 11:24 am, Curt, WE7U wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, William McKeehan wrote:
>> It seems like it would be nice to have an APRS "recorder" that you could
>> connect to a radio and have it record all of the APRS packets that it receives
>> (optionally giving you a audible/visual notification if it receives a message
>> for you), allowing you to connect to the device periodically and download all
>> of the data. This way, you could turn the computer off when you're not using
>> it and turn it on when you need to see something or respond to a message. That
>> to me sounds like the ultimate tracker.
> You're talking about a separate hardware device.  Something like a
> Tracker2 with an additional flash memory hacked onto it for
> recording all the packets, right?  That would be kind'a slick.

Yes, in fact, after I sent that message I realized that I should have
mentioned that I would expect the device to act a tracker without the computer
attached, so yes, something like a Tracker2 with some storage would be ideal -
and, of course, updates to Xastir to support it as a TNC type.

William McKeehan

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