[aprssig] RE: APRS for One-Laptop-Per-Child
k7ftp at commtechreview.net
Mon Nov 12 09:49:00 EST 2007
So these laptops have 802.11 wireless, but what other ports
do they have - serial, USB?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bruninga " <bruninga at usna.edu>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 7:27 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] RE: APRS for One-Laptop-Per-Child
I'd like to work with a scout troop of youth with their OLPC's have fun
exporing and setting up their ad-hoc wireless network in a simulated
disaster area. Just working at the local RF level would be fun. Using
ad-hoc antennas to get everyone linked up.
Then one or two of them could hook up a PSK-31 link out of the area to other
scout troops. Then they could all expore the multi-connectedness, etc.
More and more, ham radio uses laptops for fundamental tasks and I look
forward to having access to a very low cost terminal.
Combined with a very low cost HT like Scott's and the sound card modem. then
someone anywhwere at any time, could get an email out via one of the APRS
Remember, you may be simply stuck in the bottom of a ravine in Georgia and
not get a packet out. But ANYWHERE on the planet, and APRS email can get
out a few times a day via the satellites. That is why I think that all APRS
and all AMSAT users should exercise this capability to know how to use it
when the DO need it.
Jus a thought.
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