Dire Wolf - Decoded Information from Radio Emissions for Windows Or Linux Fans
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In the early days of Amateur Packet Radio, it was necessary to use a “Terminal Node Controller” (TNC) with specialized hardware. Those days are gone. You can now get better results at lower cost by connecting your radio to the “soundcard” interface of a computer and running free software.
Dire Wolf is a software "soundcard" modem/TNC and APRS * encoder/decoder. It can be used stand-alone to observe APRS traffic, as a digipeater, APRStt gateway, or Internet Gateway (IGate). It can also be used as a virtual TNC for other applications such as APRSIS32, UI-View32, Xastir, APRS-TW, YAAC, UISS, Linux AX25, SARTrack, RMS Express, and many others.
- Lower cost, higher performance alternative to hardware TNC.
- Version 1.2 decodes more than 1000 error-free frames from WA8LMF TNC Test CD.
- Ideal for building a Raspberry Pi digipeater & IGate.
- 300, 1200, and 9600 baud operation.
- Interface with applications by
- AGW network protocol
- KISS serial port
- KISS network protocol
- Decoding of received information for troubleshooting.
- Logging and conversion to GPX file format.
- Beaconing for yourself or other nearby entities.
- GPS Tracker (Linux version only).
- Very flexible Digipeating with routing and filtering between up to 6 ports.
- APRStt gateway - converts touch tone sequences to APRS objects.
- APRS Internet Gateway (IGate) with IPv6 support.
- Compatible with software defined radios (SDR) such as gqrx and rtl_fm.
- Includes separate raw packet decoder, decode_aprs.
- Open source so you can see how it works and make your own modifications.
- Runs in 2 different environments:
- Microsoft Windows XP or later
- Linux, regular PC or single board computer such as Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, or cubieboard 2
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* APRS is a registered trademark of APRS Software and Bob Bruninga, WB4APR.