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[aprssig] APRSPad in the app store

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Sat Apr 3 22:05:16 UTC 2010


I couldn't agree more.  If you use APRSIS32, you probably don't even 
need a newer, faster tablet.  It's the same base code that runs on my 
400Mhz Windows Mobile phone.  Check it out at 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aprsisce/

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

Michael Carey wrote:
> I think it does but I've had less than enthusiastic results using 
> Bluetooth GPS in a real life, RF noisy (ham radio vehicle) 
> environment, give me a wire anyday for reliability and repeatability.
> Now that the iPad has hit the street, hopefully hams out there will 
> explore the possibilities. Personally, I'm leaning toward some of the 
> newer Atom powered tablets running Win7 for my mobile APRS requirements.
>
> Michael.
> VK5ZEA
>
> Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>> Does the iPad do Bluetooth?  Could you use a BT to Serial adapter to 
>> get to the TNC?
>>
>> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
>>
>> Michael Carey wrote:
>>> And one glaring hole is the iPad hardware... no ability for 
>>> interfacing to radio hardware, no built in USB!!
>>>
>>> You need another adapter hanging off your sleek new Apple product to 
>>> provide that... and even then, it's not a designed as a normal host 
>>> USB socket, it's for camera users so if you were thinking of 
>>> plugging in a USB GPS, serial interface or memory stick, you might 
>>> be outta luck.
>>>
>>> No SD card socket either, so you can't buy the cheaper 16 gb model 
>>> and  add your own storage. Good thinking there apple!!
>>>
>>> Michael.
>>> Vk5ZEA
>>>> This is one glaring hole in the iPad OS - no multitasking.
>>>>
>>>> -Jason
>>>> kg4wsv




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