Sunday, May 24, 2009

APRS in a Linksys Router

From the Ham Radio at Maker Faire 2009 - APRS demo PART 3. Chris Kantarjiev, K6DBG demonstrates APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System) gear that he has collected, built and modified. This segement features a modified Linksys router (WRT54 series) and a small APRS tracking kit, "OpenTracker," produced by Argent Data Systems. (Video by NQ1R/ARRL.

Chris is running an APRS gateway on the Linksys router, taking the need for a computer out of the picture. It talks to the Linksys router over it's internal serial port. A TNC connection cable hangs out the back.

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1 comment:

Rusty said...

Alas, not ALL WRT54G's had serial ports. Version 1.0 hardware had none while the version 1.1 circuit boards had pads for the components (UART chip and whatnot) but they were unpopulated. I have one of each model in my HSMM-MESH.

73 de Rusty/AE5AEis