N1YIS - Wayne Strout

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A Note from the March 2nd 2020 Meeting:


We had a discussion on the purchase of a new laptop for the ARES/CERT Comm Trailer. While we didn't make any concrete decisions at the meeting, Mark N1SNP brought up the topic of micro computers. This inspired me to do a little research in this area. The links below are some of the branches I have followed.


The links below contain some of the project computers available.

Comparison of 5 mini/micro computers
https://www.hackerboards.com/compare/337,358,84,58,251/

Odroid units
https://www.hackerboards.com/compare/337,84,76,240,239/

Raspberry Pi Units
https://www.hackerboards.com/compare/358,251,103,301,28/

ASUS and Arduino/pcDuinos
https://www.hackerboards.com/compare/156,226,58,32,16/

Fruit PI
https://www.hackerboards.com/compare/348,127,280,157,186,398/

Intel Atom boards
https://www.hackerboards.com/compare/348,281/


These are 2 units I am working on for a Packet station. I was looking for a low cost, low power consumption, flexible unit.  These units are smaller than 7'x7"x1.25" and can be mounted on the back of monitors and TV's.

The ACEPC 11 has room for a 2.5 SATA III SSD or HDD.  As I said I am currently working to see how well these run SarTrack, APRS.fi, Fldigi,SSTV, and packet software and on dual monitors. (The second unit was purchased as a 'Today's Special" for considerably less than the Amazon regular price.)