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1564Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] RasPi APRS tracker?

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  • Clayton Brantley
    Apr 27, 2013
      Easy way to do this is with the piggy-back TNC-X made for the Pi.
      I'm using Xastir on mine and works great!

      Clayton N4EV

      From: Max Harper <kg4pid@...>
      To: "Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com" <Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:53 PM
      Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] RasPi APRS tracker?

      I'm interested, it could surely do things that the average tracker couldn't do.
      I'd like to be able to send a beacon on VHF and then switch to 30m and send a beacon using PSK63 and compatable with APRS Messenger. GPS logging would be easy also. Beaconing through the ISS when available whould be cool to.
      Max KG4PID
      From: Alex <alex@...>
      To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 11:26 PM
      Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] RasPi APRS tracker?
      Is anyone interested in using the Raspberry Pi for an APRS tracker? I have been working on a program for just that purpose. It would work with either a TNC-Pi or soundmodem. Yes, there are purpose-built trackers that would be cheaper but my whole purpose behind this was to add a little intelligence for "backwoods" use.

      So far it's just a basic tracker with SmartBeaconing. Currently under development is frequency control of the radio - not getting into a digi on 144.39? It will try the ISS if it's overhead or HF if nothing else. Maybe even mobile Igating.

      It's for personal use but I'd be happy to share it with the community. If you're a programmer, help is always appreciated too.

      Alex - AB0TJ

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