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Author Topic: Android (Google Phone) Apps For Amatuer Radio  (Read 3621 times)
M1DYS
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« on: January 17, 2009, 12:35:03 PM »

I'm currently operating solely /m at the moment, but I use my mobile phones' internet access to check my contacts' details via QRZ.com & then open up Google Maps to see where they are in the world.

My question is this:

I'm ordering a Google G1 phone this week & as this device uses the Open Source 'Android' os I wondered if any one far cleverer than myself had any plans to develop any Ham Related Apps for this handset?

Taking the above as an example it would be really cool to check someone's call in QRZ then click a button & it automatically opens Google Maps & shows their location -or some other such arrangement.

Any other G1 users out there with any other ideas?

73

Robert

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KE5JPS
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 01:47:20 AM »

I have had my G1 for about a week and a half now and it is amazing except for the fact of the slow release of the much awaited Adobe flash player that should be released anytime now. I have used the G1 on aprs.fi and it works great. The zoom and navigation arrows on the map take some time to operate, but the map automaticly refreshes and repositions with the movement of the tracked callsign wonderfully. Just as on a regular computer hooked to the web, I can see my d710 transmit my position beacon and within a second or two it is updated on the aprs.fi  .Last weekend there was a balloon launch in Lake Charles, LA and was able to watch in realtime almost. It was interesting. It could be a very useful tool in a situation where you are trying to track team members as long as you are in an area where internet is available and digipeaters are still functioning. It is just cool to know that you can track fellow hams around the world in the palm of your hand. I would like to see ham related apps developed. Right now I haven't found any. I did find a website www.heavensabove.com that after registering you can pull up the latest amateur radio satellite passes and other neat things like when viewable satellites are passing over. Even if you don't have a G1, it is a very useful site to go visit.
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N8EMR
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 11:21:11 AM »

I have my g1 and have yet to find any ham apps besides the morse code trainer. Anyone else find anything.


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N1IIC
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009, 05:00:09 PM »

Well, there still isn't much available  9 months later. A couple of propagation programs more than the Morse code program (hard for me to call it a trainer), and that's about it.
I am short on time, but I might see what is involved in writing app
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KB1RMA
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2009, 07:36:26 AM »

I've sent a few emails to developers that have made the few programs that are in the market already. Mostly for something like this: http://iditdahtext.com/iDitDahText.html and digital mode decoder.

A satellite tracker would be great as well.

Developing is mostly all in JAVA and AJAX for the UI. There is an NDK so you can use C++ for a lot of the processing, however.
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VA3JRQ
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 09:23:14 PM »

Check out the first free ham satellite tracker for Android

http://sites.google.com/site/hamsatdroid/
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N0JS
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 04:17:04 PM »

Although I don't have a Google Phone, I do have a Pharos GPS Phone 600 with Garmin Mobile XT installed in it on a micro SD card.  I then downloaded some amateur radio POIs from POI Factory.  It is handy to know the frequency, PL tone, and distance to various repeaters.    


http://www.poi-factory.com/taxonomy/term/40

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=11413

http://www.pharosgps.com/
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KJ6BSD
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 08:27:27 AM »

I wrote a little Android App to help you find IRLP nodes. It is free and has no adds. You can find it on the Android Market under "IRLP Finder".

I put up some screenshots here:
http://www.hamdroid.com/irlp-finder

Give it a try and let me know what you think!
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KA1DBE
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2010, 08:49:20 AM »

Here is another for you APRS guys -

http://wiki.github.com/ge0rg/aprsdroid/

Seems to work OK.  Now if I could find a Contact log......
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