[aprssig] Best Buy 8" Insignia Infocast

Wayne Sanderson whsander at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 11:27:32 EST 2011

Well, at the very least it can be hooked up to a cig outlet-to-AC
inverter as power. If that works and it
 has a native Linux OS onboard, could UI View be run on it?

> Can anyone turn this in to a killer APRS mobile devce?
> Bob, WB4APR
>>> I just purchased an Insignia Infocast from
>>> Best Buy, they are on sale for $79.99.
> ---- Original message ----
>>Subject: Re: Best Buy 8" Insignia Infocast
>>As a follow-up, I have now fired this device up.  I could not get it to
>>connect to my main DLink wireless router, but I hooked up a newer
>>Linksys router, and it connected OK.  Both setup for WEP, since I have
>>some older laptops that do not do WPA.
>>I then downloaded and unzipped the Web browser (based on QT) onto a USB
>>drive (about 55MB).  Then, I rebooted the Infocast, and connected a USB
>>keyboard to the other USB port.  I was able to browse the web OK.  It is
>>a bit of a pain to use a combination of the keyboard and touchscreen, as
>>no mouse is used.  But, it does work.
>>Since QT works OK, maybe we could build and install an SDR app??

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