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[aprssig] Bluetooth TNCs (was SSID Standardization)

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Thu Jun 10 20:02:22 UTC 2010


One of the problems we had was the simple issue of no working KISS mode on the 
TH-D7.  I'm sure there are others with similar problems.  So it's not always 
possible to just stick on the appropriate adapter.  If we keep asking for 
software features, the complexity goes up for the silly menus and things get 
really complicated.  iPhone sized touch screens would be great UI bases for 
modern radios.  But instead of putting one on every radio, why no reduce radio 
costs by building in just the ethernet/wifi to serial adapters and then using 
that "wire" to attach the type of "knobs" that work best for your application?

Gregg Wonderly

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> 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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