[OZAPRS] ISS Packet system down....
vk4tec at tech-software.net
Tue Aug 1 12:53:45 AEST 2017
Have you seen that direwolf decodes way more packets than an average tnc
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> On 1 Aug 2017, at 12:50 pm, vk2tv <vk2tv at exemail.com.au> wrote:
>> On 01/08/17 12:17, Liz wrote:
>> you say you just have windowsXP. For a very small price a RTL-SDR
>> receiver, a suitable antenna and a current microcomputer (eg RPi) would
>> build you a complete iGate which won't cost much to run, and need an
>> occasional restart.
>> Just another experiment....
>> I'm currently using a RTL-SDR and a Pine64 to watch the ADS-B traffic,
>> with a collinear antenna built from scrap coax. That's another fun
> I agree, but why the occasional reboot?
> My RPi with RTL dongle for ADS-B currently has an uptime of 125 days, and has been sending data to PlaneFinder for 70 days. Give the RPi a decent power supply and it will run for forever!
> My previous (and soon to be again) APRS satgate used a Pi driving a four-port FTDI USB/RS232 adaptor to drive an old TNC (Tiny 2) and the old Icom IC-2 handheld for 145.825. That arrangement ran for months without a reboot, and gave the old Icom a new purpose in life.
> Ray vk2tv
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