[aprssig] Bluetooth TNCs (was SSID Standardization)

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Thu Jun 10 05:55:00 CDT 2010

Just stick your own Bluetooth to serial port on the TNC's RS-232 port, 
power it from some point on the radio (I'm still looking for a 
port-powered one), and you've built what the manufacturers haven't 
gotten around to yet.  I've been running my KJ4ERJ-7/KJ4ERJ-1 TT4-based 
IGate that way for over a year now.  I call it my "extreme air gap" 
lightning arrestor between the RF and the PC.

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

Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> It's still amazingly frustrating that these radios don't provide a 
> blue tooth serial port interface to the TNC.  It would be even better 
> if there was a TCP terminal server interface to the TNC in kiss mode 
> through ethernet or a wifi interface.
> Serial port wiring is getting less and less supported and more and 
> more frustrating to deal with isn't it?
> Gregg Wonderly
> Mark Earle wrote:
>> On 6/9/2010 2:20 PM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>>>> We've already done this,
>>>> found that symbols/icons are better,
>>> Better on what?
>>> Not on the front panel of my radio while I am driving!
>>> I don’t want to take my hands off the wheel to go
>>> Button pushing and screen chasing just to see something I can
>>> see by the callsign.
>> Perhaps this implies the radio front panels need improvement ?

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