[aprssig] Bluetooth RS232 adapters to run a TNC?

KF4LVZ aprssigZbr6 at acarver.net
Sun Sep 11 14:00:26 CDT 2016


Serial over Bluetooth is a fairly mature protocol now (using Serial Port
Profiles - SPP - in Bluetooth).  This goes as far back as the late
1990's for PDAs (the Compaq, later HP, series of iPaqs supported SPP).

As long as you stick with a relatively reputable provider of Bluetooth
dongles (who will source quality Bluetooth chips that won't have too
many RF issues) you should have no problems with anything that supports
Bluetooth SPP.

Obviously some restrictions apply.  You can have only one device access
them and some of them will remember only one pairing.  Occasionally
you'll find some modules where the pairing mechanism is a bit cumbersome
requiring the pairing PIN to be sent via the serial port first and then
typed into the receiving computer on the other end.

On 2016-09-11 11:11, Jim (List) wrote:
> Thanks to all who have suggested devices that already have Bluetooth as part of 
> their design, if I was setting up with new equipment I would seriously look at 
> these.
> 
> However I already have a significant investment in RS232-connected devices, so I 
> am looking for a Bluetooth RS232 solution so I can wirelessly connect them to 
> computers that don’t have any USB or serial ports.
> 
> Jim
> 
> *From:*Jason Rausch [mailto:jason at ke4nyv.com]
> *Sent:* 11 September 2016 18:00
> *To:* Jim (List); aprssig at tapr.org
> *Subject:* Re: [aprssig] Bluetooth RS232 adapters to run a TNC?
> 
> Jim,
> 
> We're looking at adding a Bluetooth option to the ExpressTracker.  Possibly in 
> our ExpressTracker Plus that is due out sometime near the end of this year.
> 
> Jason Rausch - KE4NYV
> 
> www.rpc-electronics.com <http://www.rpc-electronics.com>
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> *From:*Jim (List) <jim.list at stuckinthemud.org <mailto:jim.list at stuckinthemud.org>>
> *To:* aprssig at tapr.org <mailto:aprssig at tapr.org>
> *Sent:* Sunday, September 11, 2016 9:12 AM
> *Subject:* [aprssig] Bluetooth RS232 adapters to run a TNC?
> 
> Does anyone have experiences of using a Bluetooth<>RS232 adapter to communicate 
> with a TNC?
> 
> With the prevalence of Windows pad devices with no USB ports, I’m sure people 
> have done this but Google can’t find anything (apart from loads of the units 
> themselves).
> 
> Specific application will be a Microsoft Surface running AGWPE, talking to a 
> Kantronics TNC.
> 
> Jim, G1HUL
> 
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