[aprssig] Android can do analog APRS on 144.39

Herb Gerhardt hgerhardt at wavecable.com
Wed Mar 27 18:25:05 EDT 2013

Now we are getting closer to my dream...


What I want is a Bluetooth connected to my TH-D72A that is able to
communicate with my Samsung 5 Player or other Android device in order to
plot the stations heard on the TH-D72A on a map on the Android device.  I
love the TH-D72A but it sure would be nice to be able to see the stations it
hears on a map and not have any wires dangling between the two devices each
small enough to fit in my shirt pocket while hiking or hunting.  As far as I
know, there is no way of accomplishing this feat.


If there is, please enlighten me since I am eagerly awaiting such a
Bluetooth device...





Herb, KB7UVC

NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator

Our WEB Site:   <http://www.nwaprs.info/> http://www.nwaprs.info



From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of John Gorkos
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 5:39 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Android can do analog APRS on 144.39


FWIW, you can also connect to a TNC using the serial port mode of Bluetooth.
I have a bluetooth<->serial dongle that I attach to a TNC, and do APRS from
my android tablet with APRSDroid using a KPC3+ and a Yaesu VHF radio.  Works
like a charm.  I usually demo this during my APRS presentation.


John Gorkos


From: Charles Bland <root at blandranch.net>
Reply-To: <Backforty at Blandranch.net>, TAPR APRS Mailing List
<aprssig at tapr.org>
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:22 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Android can do analog APRS on 144.39


Wasn't there a QST article on this?  -Chuck

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 9:42 PM, Heikki Hannikainen <hessu at hes.iki.fi>

On Tue, 26 Mar 2013, Kent Hufford wrote:

But since you are only doing APRS in Android, you are not doing analog
regular APRS on 144.39mhz either.

Just a little plug: the APRSdroid application for Android has an analog APRS
modem these days, you can wire it up to your HT from the speaker/mic jack
and have it transmit *and* receive on 144.39.

Most don't use it, but it can be done.

  - Hessu 

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