95Re: [aprsisce] Re: wake up from battery save mode
- Oct 23, 2009Very good info and I'll give "ScreenOff" a try. I've been looking for
something like that.
One correction though. The power button doesn't suspend APRSISCE (at
least on my Tilt). It DOES shut off the GPS. I do this routinely when
I walk inside a building. The APRS-IS incoming stream continues to
operate as I've received APRS-IS messages after turning off the phone.
I know that beaconing stops because the GPS no longer reports a fix.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
Kevin Jensen wrote:
> Okay did further testing to find a way to run APRSISCE continuous, on
> battery power only, and found:
> 1) Never, never, never hit the power button on your cellphone to
> blank the screen. Even though in theory, the phone under WM6 should
> keep the applications running in the background; instead it puts all
> applications in SUSPEND, thus turning off applications. This is no
> good for APRSISCE, as it turns it off. Even with the S2U2
> application, and APRSISCE loaded as a excepted application to S2U2,
> somehow APRSISCE goes into suspend.
> 2) Instead, to save on battery power, install the applications
> "ScreenOff", and map a button to the application. This tool will just
> turn the screen off, and do nothing else. Everything else on your WM6
> phone will keep working. If you want the screen back on gain hit the
> power on button for your phone, and the phone comes back on. Even the
> data stream keeps running while the screen is blanked with ScreenOff.
> 3) Also would like to recommend the WM6 application "LvmTopBat" as it
> will keep a thin battery power status bar at the top of every
> application. This is great for watching the battery decrease in power
> while running APRSISCE.
> Just tried this all on my drive to work today. The whole trip was
> beaconing and it all recorded and was displayed on a APRS.FI web page.
> All while the phone was on battery power only, and the screen was
> turned off. No issues for the 1/2 hour drive.
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