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Re: Node.js and it's future in debian

On Thursday, May 03, 2012 17:28:29, Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2012 at 05:13:09PM -0400, Chris Knadle wrote:
> > Drat.  I forgot about APRS. APRS has become fairly popular among hams, so
> > much so that it now comes built-in to several radios, and even HTs
> > (Handy-Talkies).
> > 
> > APRS is a system for location reporting.  It's also very commonly used to
> > track experimental weather balloons at high altitudes, because apparently
> > GPS stops working at around 30,000 feet.  [The original high-altitude
> > MIT balloon launch that many others have duplicated uses APRS, and I
> > know of other groups using it for this purpose also.]  APRS is also
> > commonly used by hams to track themselves and/or their cars and loved
> > ones as they drive around.
> > 
> > The rigs used in cars likely aren't running a Linux OS, but the base
> > station nodes that receive and report the APRS traffic probably are, and
> > as Debian has been friendly to hams it's one of the more likely to be
> > used there.
> Continue to say DRAT!  The handwriting is on the wall.  Very few have come
> out even marginally supporting the ham radio claim other than myself.

[reading you 20dB over s9.]

Something else I forgot about:  software defined radio.  i.e. it's possible 
that a Linux box *is* the radio.

73 and good computer DX.

  -- Chris KB2IQN

Chris Knadle

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