[aprssig] APRS software capability ideas. . .
Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Apr 9 10:28:56 CDT 2010
Been there, done that, and in operation today. My KJ4ERJ-1 / KJ4ERJ-7
IGate is Bluetooth connected from the TinyTrak4 to the server running
APRSIS32 as the IGate software. I call it my 100 foot air gap lightning
APRSISCE running on my Windows Mobile phone can also connect to a
Bluetooth to serial adapter connected to the T2-135 TNC embedded in the
Alinco DR-135 mobile in my car. That gives it a full RF interface and
mobile IGate capability since my phone also has cellular Internet and
APRSISCE contains the IGating functionality. I run it this way on long
trips. It's pretty crazy to see 100% coverage of the other RF tracker
in the van.
If you haven't checked out APRSISCE for Windows Mobile or Win32,
download your free copy from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/APRSISCE/ or
read about it at the Wiki http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/start
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
Jacob Tennant wrote:
> OK all of you hotshot programmers I have a idea for you,
> I have already started playing around with this idea and think it
> might really be the way to go in the future of APRS for mobile/portable.
> I have already tested out this idea as I found a Bluetooth GPS for
> $25.00 at GPSnow.com and after adding a bluetooth adapter to my ACER
> netbook it works great for the various APRS programs providing GPS
> data just as good as the wired GPS's I have used.
> My next thought or area of experimentation is:
> 1. Using a bluetooth to serial adapter ,available from I/O Gear thru
> wallmart.com for $60.00+/-, so as to make the in-car setup as easy as
> after initial setup just get in the car, turn on the laptop, let the
> bluetooth find the TNC and GPS and away you go without having to
> hookup any cables.
> 2. Adding a bluetooth module internally to a current TNC so as to skip
> the external adapter mentioned above.
> Just some thoughts as I like what I am seeing with the various hand
> held devices versions of APRS be it iPhone/iPod, Windows Mobile, or
> Android but we need to maintain the ability to connect a TNC and GPS
> if not already in the handheld device for mobile operations outside of
> the normal internet connectivity/ caellular data coverage areas.
> In my own opinion this would be the worse thing we could do to APRS is
> make it a internet application with a little ham radio mixed in, and I
> say this even as a operator of a Igate station as my plans for the
> igate is so as to pass messages over greater distances than the radio
> coverage permits for ARES & Public Service operations.
> Let the flames begin. . .
> Jacob Tennant - K8JWT
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