[aprssig] Doubling APRS messaging in ham radio overnight

Andy Pritchard apritch at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Jan 24 06:17:31 EST 2009

From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2009 2:46 AM
To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: [aprssig] Doubling APRS messaging in ham radio overnight

>> The whole Arduino thing sort of puzzles me.
>> At least it's enabling people who wouldn't
>> otherwise get involved with a microcontroller
>> to do something interesting with them.  Even
>> if blinking a LED is what they considering
>> exciting.
> What we really need is someone to take on the simple task of a
> PIC converter to convert APRS messages to DTMF PAGING text
> messages so that those dozens of THOUSANDS of existing amateur
> radio DTMF paging HT's can be used to receive and send APRS
> messages.

What you really need is 'speech to APRS messaging' and possibly 'APRS 
messaging to speech' plugged into an IGATE

Andy, M0CYP - Telford

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