[aprssig] Mobile Off-Air Display

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Aug 10 11:19:45 EDT 2015

On 8/9/2015 9:56 PM, SARTrack Admin via aprssig wrote:
> A Windows tablet using the SARTrack software (which has touch screen 
> capabilities) connected to a Bluetooth TNC or the amazing AP510 device (full 
> two-way APRS transceiver with Bluetooth).
> You cannot connect a normal TNC to a tablet as it has no standard USB port 
> (There are exceptions I believe).
> Bart

The "Winbook" TW-700 tablet reviewed on my web site here:


has TWO USB ports. One is micro-USB (normally used for charging/external power) 
and the other is an honest-to-god full-size USB 2.0 port.

Actually most tablets DO have USB ports, but they are often buried in multi-pin 
ports along with other functions and require weird proprietary cables to break 
out the USB connection alone.   The real issue, however, is "do drivers exist 
for the proposed external device for iOS or Android?".

The Winbook, being an actual Windows machine can used any driver that runs on a 
"real" Windows computer (i.e. Win 7 or Win 8.x). I currently have mmSSTV, the 
UZ7HO Sound Modem, UIview, APRSpoint, FLdigi, EasyPal, MixW, Digipan, MapPoint 
and Topo North America running on my Winbook, along with drivers for numerous 
USB<-->serial dongles, GPS devices, etc.



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