There are a currently only a few apps on the Android platform specifically for amateur radio, so I thought I’d add my 2p worth.
I’ve recently written a simple free application for the android platform to help locate, and find useful information about the UK’s Amateur Radio Repeaters whilst out ant about. The idea is that instead having to use the internet to lookup the appropriate CTCSS frequency, Tx/Rx frequency etc… for a particular repeater, you can see what settings you need to use on your radio by just running the app. - dont forget to switch your GPS on!
The main screen on Repeater Range shows a list that updates every 30 seconds with the distance and bearing of all the repeaters (nearest first) then if you select a particular repeater from the list you can see/update more detailed information. If you’ve got an android phone - give it a try and let us know what you think.
Repeater Range Screen Shots
Scan the QR Code below with your android handset to find the app on the Android Market
m3oyq.com experienced an outage on Saturday for 12 hours due to a Raid disk failure. The disks are now fixed, however the website has been rolled back to 01/06/2010. I did have one comment regarding an Earthing Post on the Yaesu ft-897, and i can say confirm the ft-897 does indeed have an earthing post.
As a follow on from playing with the google maps api, I’ve also created a map of the UK repeaters. Soon I’ll change the marker colour based on the band in which the repeater operates. I’m also trying figure out an easy way of updating the repeater status
Check out the Visual Logbook Google Map HERE It takes about a minute for all the markers to load on to the map - please be patient
Let me know what you think. :) I’m thinking of making this into a blog plugin is anyone is interested