[aprssig] Car radio APRS display?

Max Harper kg4pid at yahoo.com
Tue May 19 13:18:05 CDT 2015


But for $10 more, why not get the Model 2B. It's a lot faster than the B+.       From: lloyd mitchell via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org>
 To: Jason KG4WSV <kg4wsv at gmail.com>; TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org> 
 Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:44 AM
 Subject: Re: [aprssig] Car radio APRS display?
   
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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