[OZAPRS] New Proposed APRS Digi for Adelaide - ideas?

Glen English VK1XX glenlist at pacificmedia.com.au
Tue Jul 24 10:14:18 AEST 2018

Direwolf, in my opinion is the only option on the table . It has an 
excellent modem and it is HEAVILY featured,

and even better if you understand regular expressions to write fancy 
content filters and routers (like to deal with not repeating traffic 
from a specific location, area, conent, callsign anything...).

It is an least an order of magnitude more capable than ANYTHING out there

it is sooooo far ahead of anythign else, everything else is just irrelevant.

On 24/07/2018 6:37 AM, Grant Willis wrote:
> Folks,
> It has long been an idea of mine to see a high site digipeater on the 
> top of the Adelaide Hills around Mt Lofty / Crafers / Summertown to 
> provide broad area metro RF coverage. Adelaide has many I-Gates but 
> the one RF digi we have for the Adelaide plains isn’t well sited for 
> that role (VK5RHO) and coverage in the Western and inner SW/SE suburbs 
> has been poor since VK5TTY lost it’s site a few years ago.
> An opportunity has now arisen to install a machine at the long time 
> licensed but never activated (on APRS) VK5RSB site at Summertown using 
> the VHF antennas that have now been installed for the temporary VK5RAD 
> 2m repeater (while it’s tower was being refurbished).
> Thanks to Glen 1XX I have obtained a TAIT radio. I have also dug out 
> of the old SAPUG stores the Tiny-2 TNC that used to run the VK5RAD 
> ROSE node which has a DCD State Machine built in (allowing open mute 
> operation).
> However, before I glue the hardware together in a case, I would like 
> some suggestions please on the following:
> 1)If I stick with the Tiny-2 TNC what EPROM software do people suggest 
> is best for APRS these days? (version, download source etc please?)
> 2)If I don’t stick with the Tiny-2 (depends on how serviceable it is) 
> what alternatives do people suggest for the digital side that are 
> bulletproof and fit the KISS principle?
> The site will be a plain WIDE2-2 digipeater – no internet connectivity.
> Regards,
> Grant VK5GR
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