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[aprssig] APRS iPhone App

David Chesser dchesser55 at comcast.net
Wed May 20 01:59:13 UTC 2009


Just downloaded this cool App from Apple's site onto my Iphone. It is  
currently
reporting my position being near Pittsburgh.
Wished I had this app while I was in Brazil this past january.

David
KA9NHL




On May 19, 2009, at 6:28 PM, Steve Dimse wrote:

> The iPod touch is limited to WiFi determination. That is pretty  
> accurate (the range of a wifi signal - say 200 feet) for access  
> points the system knows about, mostly public hotspots. Unfortunately  
> there is no way to register the location of other access points, so  
> it will not know where it is in your home and other private places  
> you visit.
>
> Glad to see this got approved, my quick and dirty app which just did  
> position (not messaging like this one) was rejected three times, I'd  
> given up trying. First was for limited audience, second was for a  
> memory leak (30 bytes every time the program was run, hardly a  
> crisis), and the third time without a specific reason. I've heard  
> free apps are less likely to get approved than pay ones, but I  
> wanted mine to be free. Oh well...
>
> I used my app on a trip from the Keys to Tallahassee, see
>
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/track.cgi?call=k4hg-8&geo=usa.geo&refresh=63&start=999&zoom=2
>
> I only ran the app intermittently, I was in a park vehicle with a  
> single power port, and running the GPS in the iPhone really sucks  
> power, but it worked everywhere along the route. Compare that to this
>
> http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/track.cgi?call=k4hg-5&geo=usa.geo&refresh=63&start=999&zoom=2
>
> which is a VX-8R running all the time with a three minute rate. For  
> those that travel outside of cities, even within, the internet has  
> become a much more reliable transport medium than the APRS network.  
> W7LUS has known this for a while ;-)
>
> For those that use the iPhone, look at these pages, which use the  
> iPhone CSS to produce a familiar UI.
>
> http://www1.findu.com/cgi-bin/iPhoneFind.cgi?call=k4hg-5
>
> The www1 is required for now, I have not loaded this on the backup  
> server.
>
> Follow the radar link, this uses zoom to produce an image optimized  
> for the iPhone display, and can be pinch-zoomed for more detail.
>
> Steve K4HG
>
>
>
>
> On May 19, 2009, at 7:00 PM, Tom Hayward wrote:
>
>> Neat. It's nice to see Apple let this past their gates despite APRS's
>> "small" userbase.
>>
>> Does anyone have a report of how it works on the iPod touch? I may
>> purchase this later if it works. I think the positioning in the iPod
>> touch is based on IP address, so I doubt it could be very accurate.
>>
>> Tom KD7LXL
>>
>> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 3:53 PM, William McKeehan
>> <mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net> wrote:
>>> Has anyone tried the APRS iPhone app iBCNU (http://ibcnu.us/) ?
>>>
>>> It's been out for a few weeks. Looks like a a good start to me.
>>> --
>>> William McKeehan
>>> KI4HDU
>>> http://mckeehan.homeip.net
>>>
>>>
>>>
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