1570Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: RasPi APRS tracker?
- Apr 29, 2013Bob: The install was not that hard. Took me a bit to save the settings, but it just worked. The TNC-X
simply plugs onto the Pi header and eliminated the interfacing. I just did a ' sudo apt-get install xastir '
and watched. The map is world wide and you just zoom in to your area and tell it to make your station
the center. Takes just a few minutes to be on the air with it.
I'm not familiar with Direwolf so can't comment on that and have not tried a soundmodem on the Pi
Good luck with your efforts
From: bob_g3wkw <bob.thornton@...>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 8:26 AM
Subject: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: RasPi APRS tracker?
What does the "piggy-back" TNC-X do that cannot be achieved with either soundmodem or DireWolf? I did hover over the purchase button once but having got both soundmodem and direwolf to work I hesitated. I am sure you are right about xastir providing you can be disciplined about using its mapping features which are great when properly configured, but take a bit of work and understanding to configure nicely. Perhaps xastir has grown a bit too complex for most users needs. A good install is quite a challenge, I did the Debian package first, then progressed to a tarball and now have the CVS latest built. Perhaps mapping is easier to crack in the US but I need to slice and dice my shapefile a bit. So probably there is a niche for a lightweight installation. Perhaps what Alex has developed will integrate nicely with direwolf to give a simple message and beacon application.
--- In Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@yahoogroups.com, Clayton Brantley <clayton_n4ev@...> wrote:
> 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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