Lacking ability to easily send a message more than once I bought this to spot myself for SOTA. Unfortunately you cannot easily resend a message (spot) as it takes 7 steps each time to resend the message once more. I am sending as audio from the speaker on my S5 to the mic on my ham radio. Works fine but for SOTA spots it is lacking. Would also be nice if you could decode any ack/duplicate etc messages right after you tx the audio.
Great app. And a lot of fun. Coupled with a Mobilinked TNC, cable free tracking off road. Works great. It works great as a mobile only app as well. For those complaining about Passcodes, you need to read the FAQ!!! Or learn more about APRS and get your APRS-IS passcode, and just use that. Easy stuff for a Ham. Anyway, this is a fun app to use and for use with a TNC and Radio, saves a ton of trouble, work and money. Highly recommended.
IM STILL WAITING FOR MY PASS-CODE...CANT SEE HOW IT CAN TAKE UP TO TWO WEEKS..... IVE BEEN A LIC. HAM 60 YRS---EXTRA CLASS..... 2 day latter ......got pass-code tnx .... works great .like it would suggest to all for price very happy... I know u hv to becareful of fraud ,, s people that arent licencesd ... APRSdroid developers keep up the good work 73s/Ron/KC7J
Great Program Works great on phone and tablet. Setup is easy and software does exactly as intended and advertised. APRSIS password is easily found online if you have a callsign. It's really a non issue and is not tied to just this software but any APRS software you use. Best $5 I've ever spent! Give this author a break.
Works great First, the *developer* does not provide the pass-code. It's handled by a third party, and you have to email them a scanned copy of your amateur radio licence. Did you do that? Don't just send them your callsign, genius. I got my pass-code in under an hour. Second, you *only* need the pass-code if you are going to connect *over radio*. You can still use the internet side (APRS-IS) *without* the pass-code. Your cell data connection will work fine. Third, this app works fantastically with the Mobilinkd TNC2 over Bluetooth! It shows maps and (nearly) raw packet traffic. It even sends AFSK audio through your speaker or headphone jack. Completely flexible. The only way it could be improved would be to have an option to eliminate GPS entirely and just use it for AX.25 packet (other than APRS).
Very fun app. So far I have used it with an arduino running MicroAPRS firmware via a bluetooth connection, and at other times a audio cable directly to my android device. I just ordered a mobilinkd TNC2 to use with this software also. With the audio cable I am stuck using a radio with VOX which means I use my UV-5RV2+. But when using an external TNC with PTT signal I can use my VX-6R.
* Modernized User Interface
* Fixed AFSK operation resumption
* 3rd Party App API, see doc/API.mdwn
* Bluetooth crash fix
Antenna length calculator for ham radio, CB, or other radio applications.