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The Official Amateur Radio Apps Thread

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by Harrybub, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Harrybub
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    Let's all keep our eyes open and post any finds here. So far I've found Callsign DB and Ham.

    Any others?

    73

    HB
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    HF Beacon is nice if you are a DXer or SWLer.
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    I heard a guy on a local 2m repeater using echolink through his iphone. A Droid echolink app would be great.

    kc0qnx
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    I love the echolink idea.

    - Russell, KI4SIA
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    Perhaps someone should contact the Echolink maintainer (I think it's a single person still, no?), it shouldn't be that difficult for a new Android app to be created, perhaps off of something like an EchoLinux port. One problem is that, as Wikipedia states there, none of the Linux-based applications just for desktops are nearly as full-featured as the Windows-based EchoLink is.

    Regardless, perhaps someone should contact Jonathan Taylor K1RFD to see if something like this could possibly be in the pipeline (put it on his radar?)

    KB3TPQ
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    Interesting to see amateur radio and the droid mentioned in the same sentence. I had to do a double take when reading the thread. I have not been active in amateur radio in a year or two. Anyways, my call is n3zab. Nice to meet all of you, and I'll check out some of these apps.
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    I was told today that someone here on the Eastern Shore has Echolink on his Iphone. Oh, by the way, N3BXH here. I would love to see the app for E linkI use HF Beacon, Morsecoder, HAM, and another I can't think of.. Oh, well. I hope that k1rfd is working with someone.
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    APRS on my Droid

    I found an app to use the droid GPS for APRS. I loaded it last night and this morning I got it to work. Seems that all is well. The install was easy and took only minutes to get things going after I got my Validation Passcode.

    As for the Iphone Echolink app. There are several guys who use my link to the KB3BHL repeater who use the app. It works fine except that the audio is extremely high with one or two of them.

    73 DE KB3MJ - Denny
    From, "The Nation's Summer Capital", Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA

    KB3MJ's Amateur Radio Website
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    Thanks for the update Denny. Sure hope the Echolink App comes out soon for the Droid platform.

    Also, enjoyed reading your qrz.com profile - Aloha
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    Wish I would've done this much sniffing around, right ON the Echolink site there's this question in the FAQ:

    I wish I did more/knew more about mobile application development, and even then I'm not even sure i'd be able to have access to the source code (if that'd even help).
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    Denny

    What app does the APRS?
    Did a search for APRS and Ham Radio and didn't find it with either...

    Thanks
    Mike
    N3VQH
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    APRS DROID Download site

    Here's where I downloaded the app. I 'think' I saw it somewhere else, too. In any case, I downloaded "APRSdroid-current.apk" from 'the download repository' link located here: Home - aprsdroid - GitHub . I had to get my Validation Passcode and if you need yours, let me know. Also, I had to make certain that my GPS in the droid was turned on so I could use it instead of the Network Location.

    If you have a bit of trouble, I'll try to help or you might check for an answer from the developer, "Ge0rG". You can login here (it's IRC, so let your machine run, or you might miss an answer) Freenode Java applet IRC portal

    Good Luck,

    Denny
    From, "The Nation's Summer Capital", Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
    KB3MJ's Amateur Radio Website
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    Where did I miss a place to receive a "passcode"?

    DE N4HHA
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    Passcode

    Check your email that's listed on QRZ, BagMan
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    If that doesn't work I see no reason that we can't post this link seeing as to how all you have to do is google it....

    APRS Password Generator

    Just downloaded it and did a trip it seemed to work ok...

    Thanks for the info KB3MJ

    Mike
    N3VQH
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    Got it, thanks...
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    Echolink is now on the market and working great!
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    Looks like I will be adding echolink to my D2 soon. Hello brother Hams.
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    I got to beta test the Echolink for Android about a week before it hit the market. I think it works great, however not sure how much I'll use it.

    I've been a ham since 1983 but never really did anything with APRS. Can someone tell me what or how APRS can help my ham experience - especially on the Droid?
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    Passcode

    Apparently you can get a passcode by going to this page - aprsdroid.org/passcode/ It is prefer that you do not get it from a server sysop as some other post indicate.
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