[aprssig] Android HUD Development

KA7O ka7o at ka7o.net
Tue Jun 7 23:06:29 EDT 2011

Likely *the* group to ask this of, is the hamHUD folks.

They've pretty much the chief's experience on what works, doesn't and 
ideas that sound good and have proven useful in practice.


On 06/05/2011 06:24 PM, Rud Merriam wrote:
> I am thinking of working on an Android based APRS HUD. Originally it
> will be for phones but later be put on tablets. I know there are a
> couple of other Android APRS's. I think a focus on messaging HUD is a
> different approach. I haven't myself seen any HUDs or displays on APRS
> capable radios so am asking for advice and suggestions. My approach is
> to keep it simple and functional.
> I have looked at Bob's web page about messaging and HUD.
> My first thoughts are not to do a moving map display, at least not on
> the cell phone version, since that is readily available with Google Maps
> and GPS navigators. The question is whether having a map with nearby
> APRS units is sufficiently important to include a map capability on a
> tablet version.
> Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.
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> *Rud Merriam K5RUD
> Emergency Coordinator
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