We needed something running to read data from the APRS tracker.. so I got a machine setup with xastir and a TNC… it amazes me how dysfunctional and old all of this ham software is. After much clicking around obtuse dialog boxes and hand editing undocumented config files, we can now read packets. Our in-flight entertainment includes:
– 900mhz 115k radio for telemetry
– backup standalone microtrak, 144.39mhz APRS
– failsafe 70cm beacon for DXing, should things go really, really wrong.