[aprssig] APRS for IPad

Fredric Moses fred at moses.bz
Thu Jun 13 22:14:51 CDT 2013


I just used a bluetooth to serial module on the TNC in the radio van here for the bikeMS event last weekend... Also used a tom tom GPS via bluetooth for GPS data..  Running a bmodo12 tablet with aprsis32 ran both days great...  Was nice handing the tablet from the front seat to the backseat staff to use in the van while driving.   The T3/Maxtrac/Bluetooth was in the stow n go in the middle of the rental van.. I threw the tomtom on the dash... no issues with signal all weekend...  Also had wifi from a cradlepoint which i mounted in the far back of the van.. Plus there was bluetooth from cell phones going on in the radio van as well... all worked great... I am going to add the bluetooth modules to a few more of the trackers for the other units...  I found them on ebay.. paid 20bucks for them...   BUT if you get something built in scott that would even help more..

I have a few android tablets but not sure on software for them... I need to have overlays for the different routes so that means using aprsis32 or the old uiview... Last year we moved to is32 as it's much easier to make overlays for.. We do 3 different MS150's here in the state of michigan plus a few marathons... Using mapmyride.com to make .gpx is a life saver...


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Fredric Moses - W8FSM - WQOG498
fred at moses.bz




On Jun 13, 2013, at 10:46 PM, Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:

> For what it's worth, I got a Tracker3 running on Bluetooth today.  There was quite a bit of cursing involved and I'm wary of having to support it commercially, but my next generation of trackers will likely have BT support.
> 
> I got APRS Droid working with KISS, and I was able to get a terminal session working from my desktop BT adapter, but I have yet to get a terminal session on my Droid X2, and I've crashed two terminal programs in the process.  Both have atrocious user interfaces.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
> 
> On 6/12/2013 12:03 PM, Jason KG4WSV wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Kent Hufford <khufford at atlanticbb.net> wrote:
>>> yes.  IBCNU   APRS.FI
>> 
>> some of us like to use _radios_ for our ham radio activities, not cell
>> networks and wifi...
>> 
>> 
>> Apple's aggressive protection of their ecosystem (specifically Made
>> For iWhatever, aka MFI) makes it very difficult to connect an iDevice
>> to a TNC (or GPS or whatever).  By the time you pay licensing fees,
>> etc, a simple adapter between a 3.3V TTL serial port on the 30 pin
>> iPhone connector to a RS232/DB9 connector costs $70.
>> 
>> -Jason
>> kg4wsv
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