[aprssig] APRS software capability ideas. . .

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Apr 13 18:51:11 EDT 2010

Yes, and I've got a purpose-built TNC board for the WRT54G sitting here 
that I just haven't had time to finish the firmware for.


Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> I think that would be a pretty could choice of something to try out.  
> They do have serial ports on the mother boards for some versions of the 
> hardware right?
> Gregg Wondely
> Gregory A. Carter wrote:
>> I wonder if a hacked up Linksys WRT54G running a modified linux kernel 
>> would be useful in this type of application.  I image you could code a 
>> simple telnet server to receive data/transmit data to the iphone.  
>> I've also seen articles on adding a serial port to these goodies.
>> Greg
>> -- 
>> NV6G
>> OpenAPRS.Net
>> OpenAPRS iPhone Edition
>> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Wes Johnston, AI4PX <wes at ai4px.com 
>> <mailto:wes at ai4px.com>> wrote:
>>     One of my (growing list of) gripes about the iphone is that it's
>>     weak in bluetooth dept.  I just thought this morning about using
>>     bluetooth SPP but iphone doesn't support it.  Looks like android
>>     doesn't either, although they both seem to support the underlying
>>     RFCOMM protocol.
>>          Don't get me wrong, I do _like_ my iphone, but I find myself 
>> wanting
>>     just one more thing... like avrcp over bluetooth, or to send SMS
>>     messages w/o interrupting pandora. Or  to run IBCNU (aprs app) at
>>     the same time as pandora.
>>          The only other way I can think of to get serial data in/out 
>> of these
>>     devices is a wifi telnet server.  I have two ethernet servers at
>>     home but they are certainly not suitable for automotive use and
>>     would require a wifi access point in addition.  bummer.
>>          Wes
>>     On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 10:53, Jacob Tennant <k8jwt at comcast.net
>>     <mailto:k8jwt at comcast.net>> wrote:
>>         OK all of you hotshot programmers I have a idea for you,
>>                  I have already started playing around with this idea 
>> and think
>>         it might really be the way to go in the future of APRS for
>>         mobile/portable.
>>                  BLUETOOTH
>>                  I have already tested out this idea as I found a 
>> Bluetooth GPS
>>         for $25.00 at GPSnow.com and after adding a bluetooth adapter to
>>         my ACER netbook it works great for the various APRS programs
>>         providing GPS data just as good as the wired GPS's I have used.
>>                  My next thought or area of experimentation is:
>>                  1. Using a bluetooth to serial adapter ,available 
>> from I/O Gear
>>         thru wallmart.com <http://wallmart.com/> for $60.00+/-, so as to
>>         make the in-car setup as easy as after initial setup just get in
>>         the car, turn on the laptop, let the bluetooth find the TNC and
>>         GPS and away you go without having to hookup any cables.
>>                  2. Adding a bluetooth module internally to a current 
>> TNC so as
>>         to skip the external adapter mentioned above.
>>                  Just some thoughts as I like what I am seeing with 
>> the various
>>         hand held devices versions of APRS be it iPhone/iPod, Windows
>>         Mobile, or Android but we need to maintain the ability to
>>         connect a TNC and GPS if not already in the handheld device for
>>         mobile operations outside of the normal internet connectivity/
>>         caellular data coverage areas.
>>                  In my own opinion this would be the worse thing we 
>> could do to
>>         APRS is make it a internet application with a little ham radio
>>         mixed in, and I say this even as a operator of a Igate station
>>         as my plans for the igate is so as to pass messages over greater
>>         distances than the radio coverage permits for ARES & Public
>>         Service operations.
>>                  Let the flames begin. . .
>>                  Jacob Tennant - K8JWT
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>>     ---
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