8341Re: [aprsisce] Good palmtop for aprsisce/32?
- Mar 31, 2011--- On Fri, 2/25/11, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) <kj4erj@...> wrote:
> From: Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) <kj4erj@...>Just an update, I did get one of these and sorry to say it's a no-go for
> Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Good palmtop for aprsisce/32?
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Friday, February 25, 2011, 2:34 PM
> The smallest non-phone I run it on is an Acer Aspire
> One Netbook
> with the Intel Atom and Windows XP.
> But just because it's a phone, doesn't mean it
> has to have a SIM
> card or cellular Internet! Just pick up a used
> AT&T Tilt (TyTN
> II), turn on the WiFi, preload some maps, configure up
> an RF
> Interface via a Bluetooth to serial adapter, stick it
> on your dash
> and DRIVE!
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows
> Mobile and Win32
> PS. I'm still tempted to pick up one of these
> to see if it'll work:
> is the same as:
APRSISCE. The B/T is simply a headphone speaker interface for a cellphone and isn't for sending files or sending data from the GPS. The USB is only for loading and transferring files. I will say I was able to get a GPS fix in the basement of my house and was never able to to that with a Garmin 60Cs or a Nuvi 350.
It only has 64mb but I was able to get iGO8 Nav N' Go software to load by
deleting the speedcam directory and deleting the stock sys.txt file that came with the download. I was amazed at the GPS sensitivity.
A quick look on that site will show there are 128mb units that would probably be better.
Maybe someday, someone will come up with a unit (that's not a phone!) that has a customizable B/T and USB ports so GPS data could be exchanged over the links (user defineable) and could work with APRS software a' la Nuvi 350. Yes Lynn....... I know you can use a phone without a sim card but I like the bigger screen the PNA provides. :-)
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