[pskmail] Navcomputer

  • From: "Gunnar Bulukin" <gunnar@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 14:19:12 +0100

Hi all,
Well this is for those that are using navcomputers onboard, maybe not a
pskmail thing (yet!?) but anyway.
I have been doing some tests with the new Raspberry Pi B (512Mb) because I
like the idea of having a small cheap unit to run a chart plotting program.
Would that work?
I am using the following setup.
Raspberry Pi B ~$27
8GB SD card, with Debian for Raspberry
Keyboard, mouse.
HDMI cable and HDMI > VGA unit, VGA screen 
True Heading AIS Class B transponder for AIS targets and GPS position set to
38400 baud 
Aten U232A RS232 > USB
Chart program OpenCPN 3.0.2 (the beta 3.1.1220 I can not get the ttyUSB0
ports to work) (www.opencpn.org) 
Gribprogram zyGrib (www.zyGrib.org)
When the program is running it uses about 50%CPU.
If anyone is interested in this I can make (if I find out how) a clone of a
ready SDcard.
Maybe it is time to compile pskmail client and server for Raspberry Pi
73 de Gunnar

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