[aprssig] Car radio APRS display?

lloyd mitchell lmitchell at gmail.com
Tue May 19 05:44:32 CDT 2015


AND the price of the Pi B+ just dropped to $25.  It will show at MCM as
such in a few days

KO4Lloyd

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 11:46 PM, Jason KG4WSV via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org
> wrote:

> On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 10:04 PM, Max Harper via aprssig
> <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
> > You might be waiting a while on the CHIP computer. And the price will be
> > more than $9 since the CHIP has no built-in support for video.
>
> IIRC it does have composite built in.
>
> But it is kickstarter vaporware, not a real thing yet. maybe it will
> exist in a year.  I hope this isn't one of those that fails to see the
> light of day, but $9 seems a bit optimistic.
>
> > The Raspberry
> > Pi model 2B is hard to beat for $35 dollars, is available now, has a lot
> of
> > support and
> > does have composite video built-in.
>
>
> composite video is supremely unimpressive for a computer display,
> unless maybe you've got a Commodore 64 still lying around.  IMO it'll
> take dedicated software development especially for a small screen to
> make it useable.  Even xastir with the small screen build doesn't
> looks so good at NTSC resolution.
>
> If there is an APRS app (that runs under linux) that works well on a
> low res display I'd like to hear about it.  Unfortunately modern
> software developers tend to use ecosystems that assume a bajillion
> pixels are available.
>
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
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