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[aprssig] APRS software capability ideas. . .

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Apr 9 17:08:14 UTC 2010


Jacob Tennant wrote:
> I have downloaded your software and plan on trying them out this 
> weekend. But one question, if not in a wifi/cell data capable area 
> what maps can you software use? Both the PC and CE versions?

You can pre-load the OpenStreetMap.org data which is cached on your 
device.  Both the Win32 and Windows Mobile version have this feature.  
You also direct the client where to store the tile cache when you first 
run the client.  See the Wiki page at: 
http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/map-prefetch

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

>
> Thank you,
> Jacob Tennant - K8JWT
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)" 
> <ldeffenb at homeside.to>
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Sent: Friday, April 09, 2010 11:28 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS software capability ideas. . .
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>
>> 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
>> arrestor.
>>
>> 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.
>>>
>>> BLUETOOTH
>>>
>>> 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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