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[aprssig] Andorid APRS

Jeffrey Johnson ortelius at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 23:25:29 UTC 2009

Sorry, hit the send a little to fast there.

Does all that make sense?


On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Jeffrey Johnson <ortelius at gmail.com> wrote:
> This thread is discussing building an APRS application for Android
> (mobile phone) devices. I am particularly interested in interfacing
> between my radios (D7 and the like) and the android device for things
> like plotting positions from the radio on a map on the phone,
> recording them to a local database on the phone, as well as using the
> phones GPS to TX my position over the radio ... all in the absence of
> an internet connection (wifi, 3g or gprs) and also acting as an IGATE
> when an internet connection is present.  Essentially using the mobile
> phone as a 'smart' gps that can do many more things than a normal
> garmin gps or similar.
> It appears that the easiest way to interface between a Radio and an
> Android device is via Bluetooth since lower level access to the USB
> stack is complicated or impossible without 'hacking' your phone.
> The end result would be an application for android devices that could
> work with several radios using a bluetooth to serial adapter like
> this. http://www.rovingnetworks.com/firefly.php
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 2:51 PM, Ralph Milnes <ralphmilnes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For the less "bleeding edge" of us, could someone give us a layman's
>> description of what this is and how it might work with APRS?
>> Ralph KC2RLM
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