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[aprssig] APRS/CE Development & Compatibility?

hasan schiers schiers at netins.net
Thu Mar 2 22:21:46 UTC 2006


Thanks Jason!

That was EXACTLY the information I was looking for. The real issue is serial 
connectivity, which you made very clear doesn't exist for the moment, so 
there will be no running the X50 with a tnc.

The potential for a CF/Serial in the future is interesting.

I also have a wifi access point connected to my LAN, so I could use APRC/CE 
to connect to the aprs servers, when I just had to play with it. Obviously, 
using the Axim with the D7 or D700 is out of the question.

Thanks so much, you have resolved my confustion.

73,

...hasan, N0AN
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason Rausch" <jason at ke4nyv.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS/CE Development & Compatibility?


>I recently purchased a new HP PocketPC running the
> newest Windows Mobile 5.  CE loaded and runs great on
> it.  I use the internal wifi connection to my router
> at home to get the internet feed.  There are MANY CF
> (Compact Flash) serial adapters out there to talk to a
> TNC.  The problem is, WM5 doesn't support any of them
> yet.  One company wrote me back and said they planned
> to add WM5 support for their adapter soon.  Figures,
> they had the ~$150 adapter.  Before I found out about
> the compatability issue, I bought an adapter on ebay
> for ~$50.  Apparently its only supported up through
> WM3 MAYBE WM4.  So that was a waste on money.
>
> I moved to PocketPC for APRS since PocketAPRS has been
> completely abandoned by Mike Musick.  Looks like it
> was a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.
> Regardless, I love my new PPC for everything else
> like Internet, PDFs, Games, ect.  I can even use the
> built in Bluetooth to transfer pictures from my phone
> to it and view them.  Still worth the money for that.
>
> Later down the road there will be cheaper CF serial
> cards that support WM5 and I'll try again.
>
> Jason KE4NYV
> www.ke4nyv.com
> RPC Electronics
> www.rpc-eletronics.com
>
> --- Ben Jackson <bbj at innismir.net> wrote:
>
>> Ben Jackson wrote:
>>
>> > I'll say "probably", as I jsut ran it on my Axim
>> x50. It's sitting at
>> > the main screen telling me it's "ready".
>> >
>> > I can't figure out how to make it do anything else
>> :X
>>
>> As a followup, I fixed the problem I had and it
>> works fine. I connected
>> to the APRS-IS stream via bluetooth and my host
>> laptop and APRS/CE
>> merrily plotted away. (I gotta admit, that was
>> pretty cool)
>>
>> I think the only issue with Axim x50/x51 models is
>> that I don't think
>> they support serial natively. However, I have seen
>> adapters available
>> online.
>>
>> -- 
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