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A Digital Receiver and Scanner App:

Greg Danes (KJ4DGE) on June 29, 2011
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Ever wanted to listen to digital comms but donít want to spend the money on that 499.00 scanner. Or tie-up your main computer or smart-phone? How about a device that does Android apps and more has WiFi, 3 USB ports, a network port, touchpad, 800X600 7 inch screen and more for around 70.00 bucks! And best of all you can run Police Radio or other Android Ham applications on it as well.

Your smart phone no doubt does a lot, but thatís just another device to use as a radio? This small affordable net book is useful for many things other than what it was intended for. It comes with the WinCE operating system installed and thatís where you start. Dump it for a scaled down version of Linux or Android. It is upgradable via its built in SD card slot. Once that is done you can load Police Radio and listen to digital radio streams anywhere you can get a Wi-Fi connection. But donít stop there! How about a field day logbook app, or a APRS interface or DSTARÖ..uses are many. And for the price you can even buy one for the kids to play with.

Here is a picture of the mini-laptop running Police Radio. Many hams are now writing apps for the Android operating system. Why squint at a tiny phone screen and fat finger getting around to do your radio thing when you can have 7 inches of display and decent audio (for radio) to listen to those new Android applications. And all is a package no bigger than a VHS tape.

If anyone wants more info drop me an email and I will help you get it working for the Android upgrade.

73
KJ4DGE

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A Digital Receiver and Scanner App:  
by N6LOP on June 30, 2011 Mail this to a friend!
No picture , no listed item , what's the deal ????
 
A Digital Receiver and Scanner App:  
by KJ4DGE on July 7, 2011 Mail this to a friend!
Go to Ebay or google 7 inch netbook and you will see the device. Also the Picture didnt take but I can send you it direct if you want.
 
A Digital Receiver and Scanner App:  
by KJ4DGE on July 7, 2011 Mail this to a friend!
Go to Ebay or google 7 inch netbook and you will see the device. Also the Picture didnt take but I can send you it direct if you want.
 
RE: A Digital Receiver and Scanner App:  
by KJ4DGE on July 7, 2011 Mail this to a friend!
Here's a link

https://www.eglobalwireless.com/p-4396-open-box-7-mini-netbook-laptop-notebook-wifi-windows-black.aspx
 
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