Feature Request: GPS over tcp/ip

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Postby Chris » Fri Apr 11, 2003 12:26 pm

Originally posted by agentgrn
A ham section might not be too bad of an idea, particularly since part of the ISM band that 802.11b uses is secondary user to the tail part of one of the Amateur bands.

Considering the caliber of some of the posters on this board, I'd also recommend it be kept ham only (i.e. send us your callsign and we sign you up) except for board moderators.



Very good idea! I am down with this.
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Postby fungus » Sat Apr 12, 2003 8:42 am

Originally posted by Chris
Very good idea! I am down with this.


Lets do it, but I'd prefer to keep it open. We need more new hams!!

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Postby agentgrn » Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:29 pm

Originally posted by fungus
Lets do it, but I'd prefer to keep it open. We need more new hams!!

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I agree that we need more hams, but I'm considering some of the operational allowances that Part 97 users have that Part 15 users don't.
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Postby dudeyougotadell » Sun Apr 13, 2003 5:37 am

Originally posted by agentgrn
If you run a split of your GPS signal into your D700, then you should be able to pull the GPS info along with all your TNC info over the same link...depends on how you init the TNC, I think.

You know of any 9600 baud APRS networks that are operating yet?


You can definitely make a splitter and run the GPS data to your laptop and D-700/D-7. I do this all the time.

As far as the 9.6K BPS APRS, dream on... Hams are cheap and most of them that have owned 9.6K gear have retired it or sold it when it was still worth something. I have one TNC left that does 1200/9600. Insterestingly enough, the D-7X radios do it, but since APRS was designed to make use of older 1200 BPS TNCs, everyone planted their roots on VHF instead of UHF where the higher speeds should be.
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Postby agentgrn » Mon Apr 14, 2003 12:41 am

The 2-meter band still allows encoding up to 19.2 kilobauds, so the speed isn't so much of an issue, but I guess you do have a point on the lack of equipment.

Looks like APRS is the saving grace of packet radio, though...I haven't seen anything relating directly to packet during my casual travels.

I was reading in an older version of the DOSAPRS docs that there was a frequency set aside in 70cm for APRS, but I don't recall what it was...or where I found the link. I programmed it into my HT...which should be beaconing from my truck at the moment.
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