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[aprssig] APRS software capability ideas. . .

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Tue Apr 13 21:39:09 UTC 2010


I think that would be a pretty could choice of something to try out.  They do 
have serial ports on the mother boards for some versions of the hardware right?

Gregg Wondely
W5GGW

Gregory A. Carter wrote:
> I wonder if a hacked up Linksys WRT54G running a modified linux kernel 
> would be useful in this type of application.  I image you could code a 
> simple telnet server to receive data/transmit data to the iphone.  I've 
> also seen articles on adding a serial port to these goodies.
> 
> Greg
> 
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> 
> On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Wes Johnston, AI4PX <wes at ai4px.com 
> <mailto:wes at ai4px.com>> wrote:
> 
>     One of my (growing list of) gripes about the iphone is that it's
>     weak in bluetooth dept.  I just thought this morning about using
>     bluetooth SPP but iphone doesn't support it.  Looks like android
>     doesn't either, although they both seem to support the underlying
>     RFCOMM protocol.
>      
>     Don't get me wrong, I do _like_ my iphone, but I find myself wanting
>     just one more thing... like avrcp over bluetooth, or to send SMS
>     messages w/o interrupting pandora. Or  to run IBCNU (aprs app) at
>     the same time as pandora.
>      
>     The only other way I can think of to get serial data in/out of these
>     devices is a wifi telnet server.  I have two ethernet servers at
>     home but they are certainly not suitable for automotive use and
>     would require a wifi access point in addition.  bummer.
>      
>     Wes
> 
>     On Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 10:53, Jacob Tennant <k8jwt at comcast.net
>     <mailto:k8jwt at comcast.net>> 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 <http://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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