[amsat-bb] OLPC XO wireless connectivity

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Dec 11 14:41:49 PST 2008

Some of you have the One-Laptop-Per-Child (OLPC) XO laptop.
Since this laptop is designed to be wireless, Jack Zielke,
KG4GJY has written a small client app for it that will link it
into the global APRS network whenever it is in range of WIFI.
See the web page: http://aprs.org/APRS-OLPC.html

This is just part of the Universal Amateur Radio Text Messaging
initiative that suggests that all wireless devices, cell phones,
palm devices and laptops, (basically any communications device
in the hands of a ham radio operator), can be used for
call-sign-to-callsign universal text messaging.

See the www.aprs.org/aprs-messaging.html web page.

This way any ham can text message any other ham anywhere,
anytime using any device.  A great way to provide connectivity
when Hams need to communicate.

We hope other authors will write other applications for other

Sorry for the cross post, but I know hams on both lists that
purchased the XO's and are wondering what to do with them.


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