[nos-bbs] JNOS needs D-STAR abilities
g7ltt at g7ltt.com
Sun Aug 31 22:11:38 EDT 2008
I've been playing with D-RATS all day and have decided that whilst it is
a very good application it still doesn't address the needs of the
average data user.
As you may know, D-STAR has a "low speed" data ability on its radio's of
roughly 4800bd. Why can't we tap into this?
The problem with the current crop of D-STAR data packages is that they
are all point-to-point apps. Except that is for text messaging which
appears to be a sort of multicast or at least broadcast.
With the modem already embedded into the D-STAR appliance all we need to
to is attach the radio to the serial port as though it was a TNC. I'm
guessing that JNOS would need a driver for D-STAR to accomplish this.
The problem arises (I think) at the user end. They either have to run
JNOS as a client or have some sort of "shim" app that captures their IP
traffic and pushes it through the radio. This sort of already exists
It occurs to me that as the data mode can use the repeaters as well as
the voice mode this could be quite a useful tool.
Am I barking mad here or do I have an idea?
Mark Phillips, G7LTT/NI2O
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