[aprssig] APRSPad in the app store

Michael Carey michaelcarey at internode.on.net
Sat Apr 3 17:53:29 EDT 2010

I think it does but I've had less than enthusiastic results using 
Bluetooth GPS in a real life, RF noisy (ham radio vehicle) environment, 
give me a wire anyday for reliability and repeatability.
Now that the iPad has hit the street, hopefully hams out there will 
explore the possibilities. Personally, I'm leaning toward some of the 
newer Atom powered tablets running Win7 for my mobile APRS requirements.


Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> Does the iPad do Bluetooth?  Could you use a BT to Serial adapter to 
> get to the TNC?
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
> Michael Carey wrote:
>> And one glaring hole is the iPad hardware... no ability for 
>> interfacing to radio hardware, no built in USB!!
>> You need another adapter hanging off your sleek new Apple product to 
>> provide that... and even then, it's not a designed as a normal host 
>> USB socket, it's for camera users so if you were thinking of plugging 
>> in a USB GPS, serial interface or memory stick, you might be outta luck.
>> No SD card socket either, so you can't buy the cheaper 16 gb model 
>> and  add your own storage. Good thinking there apple!!
>> Michael.
>> Vk5ZEA
>>> This is one glaring hole in the iPad OS - no multitasking.
>>> -Jason
>>> kg4wsv
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