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Mon Jun 10 19:58:48 EST 2013

Have been running the R-Pi in a toyota prado for a few weeks using a commercial radio and an Agent data tracker. The Pi runs Xastir and uses the in dash reversing camera screen (composite input) The connection to the R-Pi is via the USB. The keyboard and mouse are a small combined wireless unit from Think Geek, a better one (bigger) is now available from DSE. The setup runs off the cars second battery and is always on. If the battery volts get to low and everything stops, on restart the pi will boot, auto login and auto run xastir. I had to make my own low res maps for xastir because of the low screen resolution. I'm not running the igate function but the wipi dongle from spark fun allows net connections via my iPhone hotspot. The pi is more than capable as an Igate and ran as Vk2jma-5 for some time. 
I'd say give it a go. 

On 10/06/2013, at 7:27 PM, Liz <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:

> I have just acquired a R-Pi and am thinking of replacing the eeepc
> which is the car computer for radio with the Pi.
> The eeepc runs xastir and operates as a mobile iGate - usually on a
> long drive, not everytime the car gets used
> After a long drive
> the following are my thoughts
> Debian on the Pi
> Pi connected to D710
> each time the D710 restarts (serial adapter seen again on USB bus)
> send the commands to return it to KISS mode
> use KISS and AX25 
> then can run either xastir or aprx dependent on need (remember I live
> on the edge of the aprs universe)
> optional screen / keypad or touch screen??
> some bluetooth dongle to allow control of the Car-Pi with an Android
> phone
> anyone set up anything like this??
> Liz
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