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[aprssig] APRS PC w/ touchscreen?

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Thu Jul 30 04:02:31 UTC 2009

Just the same word of wisdom I've been spouting for the last two  
years: iPhone.

Of course, over the last two years the option has gotten even better.  
openAPRS has a very nice iPhone interface, if it adds support for the  
new web based position protocol in iPhone OS 3.0 it will be great.  
Apple added this cool feature (supported by FireFox as well as Apple)  
with no fanfare, I never heard of it until Google released their web  
based location app this week.

Given the local thunderstorms we deal with here in South Florida, I  
really want a display that shows my current position overlaid on the  
NWS weather radar. My iTunes store app which was rejected three times  
did this, but the web based method works even better. I have this  
working for myself, it will automatically upload my position from the  
web browser to APRS-IS at the same time it gives me that weather  
display. No Apple approval, no App Store charges. Once I get it  
showing the other APRS activity around I'll open it up to all.

Steve K4HG

On Jul 29, 2009, at 11:45 PM, Fred Eckert wrote:

> Does anyone run an APRS app on a PC with a touchscreen interface? I  
> am playing with the idea of a "semi-embedded" PC in my car running  
> Xastir. -- Interfaced to a radio+tnc for RF APRS and tethered to a  
> cell phone for APRS-IS. Any words of wisdom?

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