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Tag Archives: d-rats
All hail Winlink 1988!
Winlink 2000 is a hot topic in the amateur community right now. It provides a mechanism to access Internet email over several different transports, including an Internet connection, local V/UHF packet radio, and long-distance HF Pactor. The idea is great, … Continue reading
For a while now, I’ve wanted to see what interesting things I could do with a microcontroller by teaching it how to send and receive D-RATS packets. I bought an Arduino Diecimila a while ago and played with it a … Continue reading
D-RATS covered in the D-STAR Nifty Guide
The “Nifty! Ham Accessories” company publishes a large number of quick reference guides and manuals for a variety of ham hardware and software. I think the most popular items are the nifty guides which are pocket-sized cheat sheets for today’s … Continue reading
D-RATS in Italian!
D-RATS has really become quite a bit more popular than I originally anticipated. A good indication of that is the fact that I just got my first translation request. I figure that it’s a pretty strong indicator that you’ve created … Continue reading
D-RATS in QST
The September issue of QST arrived in my mailbox yesterday, complete with my D-RATS article on page 34! The idea to write an article about D-RATS came much earlier in the year (way back in February), once we had used … Continue reading
D-RATS gets map support
Last week, I released D-RATS 0.1.11 with preliminary GPS support. This meant parsing the NMEA GPS strings that are broadcasted by ICOM radios, calculating the distance and direction from current, as well as a temporary way to plot known stations … Continue reading