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8341Re: [aprsisce] Good palmtop for aprsisce/32?

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  • Kurt Savegnago
    Mar 31, 2011
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      --- On Fri, 2/25/11, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) <kj4erj@...> wrote:

      > From: Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) <kj4erj@...>
      > Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Good palmtop for aprsisce/32?
      > To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.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:

      > http://tinyurl.com/6yu3fyc
      > is the same as:
      > http://www.dealextreme.com/p/5-0-lcd-400mhz-windows-ce-net-6-0-core-gps-navigator-w-fm-transmitter-bluetooth-2gb-maps-sd-33738

      Just an update, I did get one of these and sorry to say it's a no-go for
      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. :-)

      Kurt KC9LDH
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