The app is very simple to set up just needing an amateur radio callsign and the APRS passcode for that callsign (available on request from Cross Country Wireless).
Menu options include GPS position information including WGS84 locations for worldwide use and.OSGB locations for UK users. Another menu option also opens an OpenStreetMap based on the GPS fix.
The app can be used on any Android phone or tablet with GPS (and Bluetooth for use with a DigiTracker). If your Android tablet does not have GPS then the app will not work.
Note...the GPS on some Samsung phones doesn't work with this app. As a result the app is now provided free of charge for amateur radio experimentation.
Functional overview of the application
You can use some transceiver’s DR functions.
Send and receive voice and pictures.
Send and receive text messages.
See the location of repeater sites or other stations on a map using received position data, or your transceiver’s repeater list.
Automatically set the transceiver’s “FROM” and “TO” fields by tapping a repeater site or a station on the map.
Use your own maps without needing an internet connection.
In the DV mode, read and edit the received station’s information.
Download additional information from an Internet database, such as QRZ.com or APRS.fi.
Call Sign list
Edit call signs and names used in the DR function. Also, you can add a call sign and a name in the Call Sign list.
See the detailed data entered in the Repeater list.
Change some of the transceiver’s function settings.
Select application software settings.
Import a Repeater list and a Call Sign list.
Export the Repeater list, the Call Sign list, and the Receive History.
The RS-MS1A operating requirements are as follows:
1. Android 4.0 or later
The RS-MS1A has been tested with the following Android devices available in Japan.
- Samsung Galaxy S3 Progre(au SCL21: Android 4.0.4 / 4.1.2)
- Samsung Galaxy S3 (NTT docomo SC-03E: Android 4.1.1)
- Samsung Galaxy S3α (NTT docomo SC-03E: Android 4.1.1)
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (NTT docomo SC-04E: Android 4.2.2 / 4.3 / 4.4.2)
- Samsung Galaxy Note (NTT docomo SC-05D: Android 4.1.2)
- Samsung Galaxy Note3 (NTT docomo SC-01F / au SCL22: Android 4.3 / 4.4.2)
- Google Nexus 7 (2012) (Nexus7-16G: Android 4.2.2 / 4.4.2 / 4.4.3)
- Google Nexus 7 (2013) (Nexus7-16G: Android 4.3 / 4.4.2 / 4.4.3)
2. Touch screen
3. Bluetooth function and/or USB host function
- ID-51A/E (PLUS) 50th Anniversary model
*Not all functions are usable.
To use the RS-MS1A with a supported transceiver, you need an internal Bluetooth unit or the OPC-2350LU data cable. See your transceiver’s instruction manual for details.
- The RS-MS1A may not work with all Android devices, even if it is one of the tested devices. This is because an application program on your device may conflict with the RS-MS1A.
- You may need to install additional file managing and image processing software.
- Your Android device must be USB host function compatible to communicate with your transceiver through the OPC-2350LU cable. Even if your device is USB host function compatible, the RS-MS1A may not function properly.
- You may need to connect to the Internet through a Wireless LAN, a 3G network or an LTE network for some functions.
- The RS-MS1A supports only portrait orientation. It does not support Auto Rotate.
- Remove the data cable when the Android device is not used to reduce the devices power consumption
- The RS-MS1A program may lock up when transmitting some high-quality or large size image files, or continuously operated for a long time. In that case, restart the program.
- Depending on the Android device, the power supplied to the USB terminal may be stopped while in the display sleep mode or power saving mode. In that case, remove the “Screen timeout” check mark on the Application Setting screen of the RS-MS1A.
- When you transmit an image file with the baud rate set at 4800bps, some of that data may be lost. In that case, set the baud rate to over 9600bps.
If you don't want to submit bug reports, set the debug level to “OFF” in DigiControl preferences.
It is an alpha stage software written in Scala language. Scala on Android is a bit out of the mainstream, so take it easy. Bridge piece is on C++ BOOST.
A large part of the source code is available at GitHub as DigiLib library under an Apache 2.0 license.
FYI: There are a lot of threads and hundreds of places with a watchdog timer and thousands of places with recovery logic. Also, the user interface and background service are independent processes.
- If the application freezes: The longest watchdog timeout is about 5 minutes; the shortest watchdog timeout is 1 second. Most of them are not more than 20 seconds. Wait, and after it unfreezes, upload a report to us.
- If an application blocks something or shows something unexpected, upload a report to us, then rotate your device. After the device is rotated, there will be reinitialization.
- If something blows up, it explodes with stack traces, uh, Sssssmmmokie! Restart the application after the crash, and upload a report to us.
You may upload a report via context menu. The report dialog will appear automatically if there is a stack trace.
If you have an idea of how to improve DigiControl or wish to change something, please submit your idea via GitHub tracker. Please submit technical issues too.
There is only DigiSSHD component available at this time. DigiSSHD is an SSH server that provides secure shell, scp, and sftp.
NOW INTEGRATED WITH THE EchoLink APP!!
Over 50,000 repeaters and growing in 178 countries! Now the Official Repeater Directory of Canada and Radio Society of Great Britain!
RFinder (Repeater Finder), the premier Ham Radio repeater locating tool for Amateur Radio operators, allows you to find repeaters all over the world based on your current location or a specified location. It allows sorting by distance or by Trustee callsign as well as filtering by band and radius in miles or kilometers.
Social functions! Let other hams know you are on a repeater through RFinder AND APRS (optional)! Find an EchoLink node in RFinder and call it with one click via EchoLink! Automatic data updates as you move!
Repeater Finder (RFinder) taps into The World Wide Repeater Directory, including IRLP and EchoLink information.
Our repeater locator database is growing daily.
Access to the Directory is included for one year then it will be an annual subscription for $9.99, and your subscription works for all platforms...Android, iPhone/iPad/iPod, www.RTSYSTEMSINC.com and chirp.dansplanet.org radio programmers, as well as web.rfinder.net. Each purchase of a new platform advances your annual to a year from that new purchase date. Windows Phone is coming!
If we do not have your repeaters listed...please do not refund or give us a bad rating...add repeaters at http://add.rfinder.net or request an add or update from the app.. Don't forget LAT/LON (in decimal), use periods as decimals, please.
The application accesses our Worldwide Repeater Directory and scanner directory but only stores information for repeaters within approximately 80 miles (125 km) from your location on your handheld at any one time, saving you room on your device and allowing distance calculation and mapping features to operate smoothly. It uses geolocation either via cell tower triangulation, GPS or manual location entry (so you can look up the repeaters you will use on vacation or business trips, etc.).
If anyone has lists of repeaters from their countries we would love to incorporate that into our database.
Worldwide IRLP and Echolink nodes.
We support Android 1.6 and above!
Planned Future Developments
Contact us if you need apps created that are back-ended by IBM Lotus Domino, or any other database! Yes, Tablets!
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Get donation version for maps and convert grid back to lat/long
When an incoming text message is received the program will lookup that phone number and password, if found the application will behave as follows:
•Initiate GPS and get current location.
•Convert latitude and longitude to friendly street name
•Send the Street name via text message back to the requesting users.
Since the current location is sent back via text message any phone capable of sending and receiving a text message can interface with this program
The GPS will only be initiated and then disabled when a valid incoming text message is received, saving battery life.
Click on any node on the map to get connection details. The details include the node’s frequency and tone, and whether the node is idle or not. Free + No Ads.
Jensen SecureLink is an innovative software including:
- Live video streaming with sound
- Sound alerts
- Motion alerts
- Person In Room alerts
- and more…
Simply connect your camera to your network, run the SecureLink app and follow the simple instructions.
BTTerm2 has a built-in GUI for discovering and pairing to a bluetooth SPP adapter, making the pairing process very simple. The simple user interface is designed to allow the user to view the serial data using hexadecimal and/or ASCII conversion, and can be customized to fit your device as needed.
The user can transmit data across the bluetooth channel using either standard ASCII or SLIP protocol. For those not familiar with the SLIP protocol, it is used to form inband packets, and is widely used in amateur radio modems (aka KISS TNC or HAM radio APRS).
BTTerm2 allows the storage of up to six macro commands, which can customized by the user and transmitted at the touch of a button.
Die Darstellung kann mit der Auswahl der Schriftart an das ANDROID Endgerät angepasst werden. Es ist auch möglich den eigenen Standort auf der Karte einzublenden damit der nächstgelegene Umsetzer ermittelt werden kann.
Electric Screen Pranks is an app that creates an illusion of having an electric screen on your mobile phone.
When enabled you can make the screen appear that it will shock anyone who dares touch your phone when you step away from it.
When your phone enters screen saver mode a warning will appear to deter people from snooping in your phone.
You can also customize the app to have an electric buzzing to make the screen saver warning seem even more real.
**have fun with this prank!