BlackBerry APRS OPS
This photo is of my Blackberry Z30 running APRSDroid, and communicating via Bluetooth with the Mobilink TNC attached to my UV-3R.
This very compact APRS station-VE6AB-4 does keyboard messaging, mapping, logging, individual station tracking, the works, and all via RF.
The Blackberry Z30 provides the GPS required for the TNC, so it makes for a nice tidy cable free package.
I realized what the limitations would be when I assembled this tiny APRS station, but I have a way around it.
I am never to far from my mobile, and my ABWX weather station mounted in the cargo bay of my mobile becomes a part of this, as I have my Argent Cable OT3m attached to my ABWX ADS-WS1 weather station set as a digipeater, and therefore this way I am able to easily get in to the APRS Network.
If the digipeater is shut off, I can also enable the digipeater of my OT3m by sending it an APRS message from my BB Z30 commanding the digi on.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....