Tony Hunt wavetel at internode.on.net
Tue Jun 11 20:16:17 EST 2013


Take a look at pibang for the Pi http://pibanglinux.org/  . This runs 
Openbox Wm which pretty lightweight. You can install Xastir (recent compile) 
straight off the software  manager and it runs Open street maps reasonably 
well if you dont go crazy enabling too many maps.
Theres a heap of software in the repos and I wouldnt be suprised if APRX is 
in there or likely it would be easy enough to get going.

Thats probably a simple path to try out and its based on Raspian with some 
differences listed here http://pibanglinux.org/notes.html


Tony  Hunt VK5AH

----- Original Message ----- 

> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:27:19 +1000
> From: Liz <edodd at billiau.net>
> To: OZAPRS at aprs.net.au
> Subject: [OZAPRS] Car-Pi
> Message-ID: <20130610192719.4e754ba8 at mum-quad.billiau.net>
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> 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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