external gps and aprs vehicle tracking
I am going to run dashpc for my carputer. Linux baby yeah!! And I run misterhouse at home for car automation. Misterhouse has a module for vehicle tracking via ham radio. http://www.faribault.k12.mn.us/brian/aprs/
What type of gps unit would you recomend? I will probably need to split the serial cable from the gps to go to both my puter and the gps tracker which plugs into the radio tnc. <http://www.gpstracker.com/gpsprods.htm>
I was thinking the garmin gps-35 external mount, but it is $180 which seems expensive. I saw the earthmates on ebay, where would i mount those? Do i need an external antenna?
I may even run some of the windows gps software under vmware or wine, but linux has good gps too.
Also, I propose starting a linux forum here for those of us who hack up custom linux stuff for our carputers (not just dashpc).