[aprssig] APRSPad in the app store

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 3 21:38:58 EDT 2010

Hi Lynn,

Will it run on a WinMobile 5 phone with Wi-FI but otherwise no data plan?  

I have an iPaq  HW6945, but no SIM for it.  The GPS works with Pocket Streets, if you happen to be within the very limited set of maps that I can find for it.  (The free offer to download maps from Microsoft's site apparently has expired, and HP is no help since it's out of warranty.)  I'd love to have access to real maps, with APRS, and all that, even if just when in range of a Wi-Fi hotspot, because otherwise this thing is pretty much useless.  aprs.fi won't load, for example, as IE is too old.

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 18:05:16 -0400
> From: ldeffenb at homeside.to
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRSPad in the app store
> I couldn't agree more.  If you use APRSIS32, you probably don't even 
> need a newer, faster tablet.  It's the same base code that runs on my 
> 400Mhz Windows Mobile phone.  Check it out at 
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aprsisce/
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> Michael Carey wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Michael.
> > VK5ZEA
> >
> > 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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