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[aprssig] APRSPad in the app store

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 4 06:46:58 UTC 2010


Hi  Lynn,

HA!  It's working, maps and all.  The GPS can't get a lock in doors, so I'll need to play with that tomorrow.  Sent a message to my iGate station via IS.  Lots still to play with.  

Nice work,

Greg  KO6TH




> Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 23:55:13 -0400
> From: ldeffenb at homeside.to
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRSPad in the app store
> 
> Some people have it working on WinMo 5 and one person has reported that 
> the latest release of APRSISCE doesn't come up.  I'm still trying to 
> figure out how to diagnose that without actually having access to the 
> platform that doesn't work. 
> 
> A data plan is not required, but you'll need some form of Internet 
> connection (like the WiFi) to preload maps using the program itself.  It 
> uses OpenStreetMap.org maps which it caches locally in multiple zoom 
> levels so you always have a clear view zoomed in or out. When out of 
> Internet coverage, if a tile is needed that isn't present, it will 
> stretch a lower zoom level to fill the void.
> 
> With a suitable TNC connection, either direct serial or Bluetooth 
> serial, or however you can get a TNC connected, you'll have APRS RF 
> coverage.  The program supports KISS TNCs.
> 
> Join the group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aprsisce/ and download a 
> copy from the Files section (it's free).  Then see what works or doesn't 
> work for you and let me know!
> 
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> 
> 
> Greg D. wrote:
> > Hi Lynn,
> >
> > Will it run on a WinMobile 5 phone with Wi-FI but otherwise no data 
> > plan? 
> >
> > I have an iPaq  HW6945, but no SIM for it.  The GPS works with Pocket 
> > Streets, if you happen to be within the very limited set of maps that 
> > I can find for it.  (The free offer to download maps from Microsoft's 
> > site apparently has expired, and HP is no help since it's out of 
> > warranty.)  I'd love to have access to real maps, with APRS, and all 
> > that, even if just when in range of a Wi-Fi hotspot, because otherwise 
> > this thing is pretty much useless.  aprs.fi won't load, for example, 
> > as IE is too old.
> >
> > Greg  KO6TH
> >
> >
> > > Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 18:05:16 -0400
> > > From: ldeffenb at homeside.to
> > > To: aprssig at tapr.org
> > > Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRSPad in the app store
> > >
> > > 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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