[aprssig] Google Glasses and HAM Radio

Dave B dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk
Fri Jun 14 06:07:51 CDT 2013

Has anyone else read "Freedom (tm)" by Daniel Suarez?

(If you have, you'll know where I'm going with this...)

This sounds like the beginning of reality catching up with fiction, along 
with the (Augmented Reality) app's (Wikitude etc) found on some recent 


Dave G0WBX.

On 12 Jun 2013 at 14:45, Kent Hufford wrote:

> I watched on a couple of Leo Laporte's TWIT shows about the $1,500
> developer edition Google Glasses. Interesting.. At first did not
> connect to Ham Radio.
> Then I saw Robin Cutshaw, AA4RC at the Atlanta/Marietta Hamfest, Dstar
> Forum wearing his. He was discussing the coming release of a Raspberry
> PI with a DVDONGLE daughter board that can be operated from a coming
> iPHONE or Android DSTAR smart Phone application. NO ICOM radio
> involved. Just talk into your iPHONE or Android phone and be on a
> DSTAR reflector or repeater of your choice. 
> The he, or someone mentioned that you can have the DSTAR callsign data
> scroll across your Google Glasses. That would be great. Right now, I
> have to look way down in the car to see who is talking, or what is
> going. With the Glasses, I can sorta keep my eyes on the road and keep
> up with the conversation. So, DSTAR data would be a good use.
> How about APRS data? Maybe Bob has a pair of developer glasses? If
> they have photo electric cells on them? Would be neat to see new
> stations, or via path on the screen without looking down in the D710.
> Or the freq window from your HF mobile? Lots of neat stuff could be
> done with some developer, manufacture collaboration. 
> Talk is the consumer glasses could be between $200 and $500 when they
> come out.  
> Kent

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