- ... Amen to that! :) And, while we re at it: Quality is better than quantity. Randy WF5XMessage 1 of 33 , Jun 3, 2010View SourceOn Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 8:29 AM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh <kj4erj@...> wrote:
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Our abilities are only as good as our infrastructure
Amen to that! :)
And, while we're at it:
Quality is better than quantity.
- KJ4ERJ-9 is my main mobile station in my White 1985 Pontiac Parissienne driving around as a snowmobile in Florida. It consists of the following: Alinco DR-135Message 33 of 33 , Jun 3, 2010View SourceKJ4ERJ-9 is my main mobile station in my White 1985 Pontiac Parissienne
driving around as a snowmobile in Florida. It consists of the following:
Alinco DR-135 2m radio
ArgentData OT2m TNC/Tracker connected to rear data port
Garmin Nuvi 350 on dash providing GPS and Messaging interface to the OT2m
That is all operational today. Prior to this week, the OT2m was an
internal T2-135 which was a cleaner package but would not support what
I'm doing next, which is...
Connect a Bluetooth to serial adapter to the second serial port of the
OT2m. This port will be in KISS mode.
When my phone running APRSISCE as KJ4ERJ-12 is in the car, I'll be
enabling a KISS serial interface over Bluetooth to the OT2m. This will
provide mobile IGate services via the phone as well as local display of
RF-received packets. And with Messaging / My Messages enabled, I'll be
able to reply to KJ4ERJ-9 messages from KJ4ERJ-12 in a more
user-friendly fashion (especially after I get the chat interface
I ran this same configuration last Sunday and Monday but with a Kenwood
D710 instead of the DR-135/OT2m. KJ4ERJ-14 was the callsign that was
doing both the 710 and APRSISCE. Bluetooth was the connection from the
phone to the 710. KJ4OVQ-9 (another Alinco DR-135/T2-135/Nuvi350) was
co-resident in the van with the 710 and KJ4DXK-9 was in his own car with
a Yaesu 2600/KPC-3+. Most of their packets were IGated by KJ4ERJ-14 and
we had the best "RF" track that I've ever seen along that route (we went
through an area of sparse APRS coverage).
I can't wait to have it all set up and operational, probably by the end
of this week in KJ4ERJ-9/KJ4ERJ-12.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Having way too much fun with my toys!
Colin Catlin wrote:
> Hi Lynn,
> I would be very interested in what you are planning in your car
> (KJ4ERJ-9), it sounds similar to what I have in mind for my portable
> setup but that won't be for a while yet. I haven't even decided on
> what hardware yet.
> On 03/06/2010 14:27, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh wrote:
>> With the right splitter cable and PKTOCOM configured in the TT4 coupled
>> with a Bluetooth to Serial adapter, you can use APRSISCE on a
>> Bluetooth-capable phone and be able to do APRS over RF via the TT4 as
>> well as be able to use messaging and mapping of the received stations.
>> I'm doing a similar thing soon in my car (KJ4ERJ-9) with an OT2m as soon
>> as I get the right cables fabricated.
>> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ