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23643Re: Using APRSISCE Laptop Mobile

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  • wellmanl
    Aug 19, 2013
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      I've got one of those Sylvania netbooks...Is there any chance of getting a copy of the cripppled build?

      --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.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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