[aprssig] Great Android app U2APRS
Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Mar 25 09:18:48 CDT 2011
That may be the app, but it's probably also the always-on GPS and
always-active data connection.
You'll see the same thing under WinMo with APRSISCE/32. And if you have
Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and a busy data connection, the phone can almost
get too hot to handle. Oh, and battery life under that level of full
load is about 1 hour. Drop the BT and WiFi, but keep the GPS and data,
and you can get 2-3 hours monitoring 200 mile radius via APRS-IS. Drop
the GPS and you're up to about 6 hours of APRS-IS monitoring. Drop it
all and use it like a dumb phone, and you're back to 4-5 DAYS on one charge.
Yep, phones were made to be phones that are interactively used by people
on a VERY infrequent basis. They really weren't designed to run
applications 24x7 with no required user interaction.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows
On 3/25/2011 8:54 AM, david vanhorn wrote:
> The app seems to work well, but it is chewing a lot of power on my EVO,
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