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[aprssig] Android Tablets

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Tue Aug 23 17:12:36 UTC 2011


Kevin,

I have a Huawei S7 Android tablet.  I rooted it and loaded a 2.2 ROM, so I have some more Bluetooth function.  Just last night I discovered that APRSDroid had a new version that included Bluetooth TNC serial link capability and tried it out.  I have a Roving networks BT serial adapter plugged onto the back of a spare TNC-X.  Worked great on my HTC Incredible phone, but had a serious crash everytime I tried to stop tracking and get out of the app.  I actually had to pull my battery to get it going again.  Happened over and over.

Tonight I want to try the tablet.  I forgot it at work or else I would have loaded it up last night.  Hoping that the crash is centralized to my phone and not the tablet as well.

Jason Rausch - KE4NYV
RPC Electronics, LLC
www.rpc-electronics.com


--- On Tue, 8/23/11, Kevin Sherwood <kshrwood at hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Kevin Sherwood <kshrwood at hotmail.com>
Subject: [aprssig] Android Tablets
To: aprssig at tapr.org
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 12:06 PM





Has anyone considered anything like this for portable APRS:http://www.tradestead.com/wholesale-android-2-2-7-inch-touch-screen-tablet-pc-pda-mid-wide-camera_p12982.html7" screen, 800 mhz processor, 256 mb ram, wifi, limited camera. Actually maybe not that one, I don't see a microphone jack, but there are other cheap ones out there.Imagine the possibilities though - add a bluetooth serial interface to your APRS-ready rig, or use the audio jacks and a sound modem.  Mapping, messaging, on screen keyboard or Bluetooth keyboard.  Heck the camera's low res is optimized for the small size picutre messages that were discussed recently.
KevinKB3PLX
 		 	   		   

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