[aprssig] APRS Runner Tracking

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Aug 9 15:41:29 CDT 2013


And watch for a new port of APRSISCE/32 to Android.  It will probably be 
APRS-IS-only in the initial release, but will quickly gain KISS TNC 
capability via Bluetooth.

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

On 8/9/2013 3:33 PM, Chris Moulding wrote:
> I'm already halfway there with an Android app I've written to use with 
> the APRS TNC Digi Tracker:
>
> http://www.crosscountrywireless.net/aprs_messenger_android.html
>
> This connects via Bluetooth to the APRS TNC Digi Tracker with 
> Bluetooth and is currently a one way connection to allow local APRS 
> traffic to be displayed on an Android phone or tablet and be igated to 
> the APRS-IS.
>
> The only reason that I didn't make it a two way Bluetooth connection 
> was the possibility that the Bluetooth connection could be hacked and 
> if "Cal" was selected then it would be possible to set the TNC and 
> transmitter to permanent transmit.
>
> Looking at this again if I remove the "Cal" function fron the TNC 
> firmware and make it a hardware push button then this couldn't happen 
> and I could make the app connect via Bluetooth for messaging.
>
> I could also add a function that's been in the Windows version of APRS 
> Messenger for a few years where the message is split into three text 
> boxes. They are usually set up by operators as checkpoint, runner 
> number and comment. We used it on the Ironman UK event two years ago 
> with good results.
>
> Regards,
>
> Chris, G4HYG
>
> -- 
> Chris Moulding
> Cross Country Wireless
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>
> On 09/08/2013 20:00, Tony VE6MVP wrote:
>
>> This is a very good idea but illustrates how some kind of keyboard
>> interface would be highly useful for these devices.   To my way of
>> thinking Bluetooth capability with open source software which can be
>> created by amateurs on iPads and Android devics would be a great
>> enhancement.  But we'll have to wait for the next generation of radios.
>> Or the next + 1.
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