IRLP Mobile Node Builds

Setting up a USB GPS device in Ubuntu. It should work with Ubuntu server.


John, VK3JD, built a mobile node, here are the photos.


John’s finished node :

 

From Craig K1BDX Houston Texas

Below are some links where I purchased the equipment.

The rough costs are:
Two meter mobile radio  $150
Cradlepoint Router   $40
Computer pwr supply 6-24 VDC input  $65
Verizon 3G stick used  $20
VIA mini-ITX computer board on Ebay $50
Solid State hard drive $25
Mobile case for mini itx board $50

Randy K8KHW has some photos of his mobile node here:
http://209.165.158.79:15426/Robert/Robert/Randy_k8khw/Mobile+node+27.JPG
http://209.165.158.79:15426/Robert/Robert/Randy_k8khw/Mobile+node+31.JPG

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Here are some good mini computers for mobile IRLP 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EPIA-ML-SERVICE-Mini-ITX-Computer-Integrated-Graphics-CPU-USB-TV-Out-Audio-/180920231714?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D356705491501819407%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D1%26

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EPIA-CL-Series-Mini-ITX-computer-128mb-SSD-Drive-and-512mb-ram-VIA-C3-/200785078401?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D356738328942716655%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D2%26

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VIA-Technologies-EPIA-5000AW-533MHz-512MB-memory-/300734700789?pt=Motherboards&hash=item46052f5cf5

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Via-Epia-M10000-Mini-ITX-Mainboard-VIA-C3-1-0GHz-CPU-1Gb-RAM-I-O-Shield-/130722022595?pt=Motherboards&hash=item1e6fa3c4c3

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Via-Epia-mini-itx-lot-2-boards-me6000-and-pd6000e-256mb-each-itx-free-shipping-/200785977364?pt=US_Motherboard_CPU_Combos&hash=item2ebfc6e014

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VIA-EPIA-M-Mini-ATX-Pc-computer-/190697788982?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item2c66795636

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EPIA-ML-SERVICE-Mini-ITX-Computer-Integrated-Graphics-CPU-USB-TV-Out-Audio-/180920231714?pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item2a1fafa722

and here is the link for the cradlepoint router

http://www.amazon.com/CradlePoint-Factory-Refurbished-Wireless-Portable/dp/B006QOJ3YI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1341358813&sr=8-2&keywords=ctr35

Here are some links to the verizon um-150 3G stick that we use

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERIZON-UM150-USB-MODEM-AIRCARD-EVDO-Rev-A-w-CD-N-B-/110546712377?pt=US_Laptop_Modem_Cards&hash=item19bd18f739

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GOOD-ESN-Verizon-UM150-USB-Modem-3G-Mobile-CDMA-Aircard-Pantech-UM150VM-/230817380821?pt=US_Mobile_Broadband_Devices&hash=item35bdc9b9d5

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Verizon-Wireless-UM150VW-USB-wireless-modem-/160832365041?pt=US_USB_Wi_Fi_Adapters_Dongles&hash=item25725b21f1

Solid state 2 gig hard drive

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/industrial-40pins-ide-flash-dom-disk-on-module-2gb-55350?item=2

here is the mobile computer case I like the most

http://www.mini-box.com/M350-universal-mini-itx-enclosure

Power supply

http://www.mini-box.com/M3-ATX-DC-DC-ATX-Automotive-Computer-car-PC-Power-Supply?sc=8&category=981

http://www.mo-co-so.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=m3-atx&Submit=Search

One Response to IRLP Mobile Node Builds

  1. wl7lp says:

    HEY!!! Thanks Craig for posting that mobile node information. Now that I’ll be going back to work. going to build me one. yeah can’t wait :-)

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