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I'm sure you will have a very eager audience to turn old smartphones into smartradio. All power to your elbow. I look forward to seeing an article, I sure it will spawn a whole new generation of interest.
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From: "Fred Hillhouse" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:35 PM
Subject: Re: [CrossCountryWireless] APRS
I had APRSMessenger on my phone for a long time. I was hoping that eventually an soundcard interface might be added so I could plug directly between my radio and my smartphone with a simple audio cable. It seemed to me like an obvious path. At the time I had my FT857D in my vehicle and was hoping to use 30M.
With the abundance of "outdated" smartphones it is an obvious choice rather than building a custom controller with a four line LCD display. Those were very cool at the time but the phones (even without cell access) have a lot to offer. I have paid for less cool apps and I would have gladly paid for this option. When I upgrade from my Galaxy S5, I will keep it for amateur radio projects.
I attempted to use DroidPSK but I was not successful. I was hand forming packets so I suspect I never quite got them right but it could have been propagation.
And, yes, I am an amateur radio operator.