[OZAPRS] Plug computer

Dave Walmsley dave at hunterlink.net.au
Sat Dec 12 05:26:34 EST 2009

And I've just bought a Webserver In a Box (WIB). See Silicon Chip over the 
last two months.  I wanted a simple GPS data logger and I'll have to get 
into the code to make it record the serial data.

Oh Well   :-(


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray Wells" <vk2tv at exemail.com.au>
To: "Australian APRS Users" <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] Plug computer

> Thanks Gavin,
> I'd forgotten about that, despite lots of traffic on the aprs SIG (I
> think) quite recently.
> Ray vk2tv
> Gavin Rogers wrote:
>> Tony Hunt wrote:
>>> I wonder if you could use this to create a remote low powered Igate ? I
>>> bet you could. These are $99 US ..
>> I bought a Buffalo wireless router from Retravision for all of $45. Many
>> 802.11 wireless routers based on a Broadcom chipsets will run an
>> embedded Linux distribution like OpenWRT. OpenWRT has a prepackaged
>> APRS-IS server and most of these boards give you at least 1 serial port.
>> If you have an available wireless or Ethernet Internet connection
>> available, then presto, you have yourself an APRS-IS server.
>> If you want to use a USB 3G modem, then many of the NAS devices out
>> there run Linux and have USB support. Check out http://www.openwrt.org/
>> I haven't tested this setup yet (building the MAX232 circuit to
>> interface to the router's TTL serial port) but I don't anticipate any
>> major roadblocks so far.
>> 73
>> Gavin.
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