23643Re: Using APRSISCE Laptop Mobile
- Aug 19, 2013I've got one of those Sylvania netbooks...Is there any chance of getting a copy of the cripppled build?
--- In email@example.com, "Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)" <kj4erj@...> wrote:
> Good to know that enabling the GPS did the trick for you! You may think
> that's counter-intuitive, but like many things in APRSISCE/32, the
> enable/disable switch trumps many things. Without it, you'd be stuck
> with a moving ME just because you had a passthrough RF port device
> connected, so APRSISCE/32 provides a way to be told to ignore the
> location updates by disabling the GPS.
> I have no experience with the Surface, but if you look closely, they (at
> least some of them) run Windows RT, not Windows 8. RT, AFAIK, is a
> Windows build for ARM and practically no "standard" Windows apps work on
> them because the apps are built for x86 architecture processors. If the
> Surface device runs true Windows 8 (not RT) on an x86 processor,
> APRSIS32 will run there. Any other processor architecture, and it won't.
> So currently, the only table known to work is the WebDT 366 (and one
> other in the same family) running either CE or Windows XP. I use one of
> these myself as my KJ4ERJ-1 IGate with Bluetooth link to a TinyTrak4 and
> WiFi to my home network. It actually sits on the kitchen counter to be
> in good range of both the TT4 on my son's window sill and the WiFi!
> However, I have a private (crippled) build that runs on the (really)
> cheap Sylvania Netbook and embedded CE. This device is only suitable
> for casual APRS-IS monitoring as it has no GPS, no Bluetooth, and likely
> no USB serial drivers. If you've got WiFi, it'll do ok, but even the
> touch-pad resolution suffers, IMHO.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> On 8/18/2013 6:16 AM, Tim Gennett wrote:
> > Item number 2 did the trick and everything seems to work as expected.
> > Many thanks.
> > One other question. This page:
> > http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:compatible-hardware-software
> > Says that APRSISCE/32 works with all versions of Windows including
> > Windows 8. But, that the only tablet it will work on is the WebDT
> > 366. Will APRSISCE/32 run on a Windows 8 tablet such as the Surface?
> > (Disclaimer: I don't own a tablet and have not investigated them in
> > any way other than to know that the Surface has a USB port.)
> > Tim K9WX
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