David Erickson - AB0R
On 5/23/2021 6:25 PM, Joshua KJ7LVZ wrote:
Thanks, David. APRS on the TM-V71A was my first intro to FM Packet. I didn't want to buy a Mobilinkd so I built one. I didn't want to buy a cable, so I built one. The bonus is, the DIN cable I bought had the same connector on both ends so I chopped it in the middle and build the other side into an audio cable for my FT-891. I use a Samsung Tab 3 for APRS in the truck most of the time. I'm trying to branch out into more packet stuff which has let me here. Since I already have the KISS TNC and TM-V71A in one truck, I want to be able to use that setup. The unit base is under my seat so changing cables isn't convenient. I could build another adapter to a USB sound card and separate PTT line if it comes to that but I'd like to keep the bluetooth TNC interface for convenience.Joshua,
I agree it's a shame that APRS messaging isn't more widely used. I suppose it the chicken and the egg problem since most APRS radios are a nightmare to try and message through. Perhaps the next gen radios will feature built in BT TNC's for easier interfacing.
We have a handful here that message somewhat and I was recently contacted via APRS messaging by a ham in Turkey.
Thank was neat!
Have a good one.