A while ago, I posted about the Tait 8110 Radio, beloved (hated) by the taxi community, back in the days when we actually had taxi radios, a taxi community, and, actually taxis that weren’t fucking Ubers.
Lately, following the takeover of my company (thankfully by a bunch of lads who hate Uber as much as I do), all our radios have become surplus to requirements.
Node 57080 is my Allstarlink Lego Box Pi3B node, built, configured and sold to me by eBay user Willywoe. It allows me to connect to Hubnet and Echolink over t’internet from a small, low power 70cm band Amateur Radio walkie-talkie (Baofeng BF-88), if I’m within 50 metres of the house.
Seen here with ace technician Alasdair “Goggles” McTavish.
Ok… Firstly, there are many guides to doing this already on the internet, but most of the use a Raspberry Pi. I’m not using one, for reasons that will be made clear later.
Secondly, I couldn’t find any one of the guides that did exactly what we wanted.
Before you read all this rubbish, it is important that to use it you will need an Amateur Radio License and Callsign, and and APRS-IS Passcode. If you don’t have them, then go and get them before continuing.
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