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

Mark Jessop lenniethelemming at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 11:27:02 AEST 2018

Thanks Glen.
I have had both good and bad experiences with Pi 2/3 units and as you say,
a lot of it comes down to the SD card.
I've recently settled on the SanDisk Pro micro SD cards - my igate in
Whyalla, SA is running one of these and has been up for a long time with no
intervention from me.

Mark VK5QI

On Tue., 24 Jul. 2018, 10:44 Glen English VK1XX, <
glenlist at pacificmedia.com.au> wrote:

> Hi Mark
> Well I have not touched the Direwolf system at Ginini since October last
> year....
> It has a battery backed supply (12V runs a 12>5V DCDC converter)
> Tiny2 is a junk old modem and demod compared to direwolf. I reckon the
> modem is at least 5dB better .
> In the manual there is a SUBSTANTIAL writeup on how to get it going on
> RPi.  like a whol emanual dedicated to it.
> I think Pi2 is a minimum.
> We use a ODROID C1 because it has a eMMC card (self managing storage) so
> the OS isn't running on some junk unknown SD card in RPi. But RPi is
> OK.... cheap. does the job..... Ginini is 1.5 hours drive  and only
> accessable 9 months a year.
> On 24/07/2018 10:25 AM, Mark Jessop wrote:
> > Something to note is that this site has no internet connection
> > available, and setting one up is out of scope at the moment. So no
> > remote admin ability.
> >
> > Glen: how do you find the stability of your direwolf based Digi
> > systems? Do you do anything special to make them more reliable?
> >
> > I do have a UDRC 2 Pi shield I'd be willing to donate to the cause.
> > Though in the interests of expediency maybe the Tiny 2 should go in
> > first ( since Grant is familiar with them) and be replaced later?
> >
> > 73
> > Mark VK5QI
> >
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