[amsat-bb] Re: Android Sat Apps

Mike Seguin n1jez at burlingtontelecom.net
Tue Dec 18 08:10:17 PST 2012

Using a Samsung Galaxy SIII

Hamsatdroid - tracking
HamGPS - 10 digit grid squares
ZP Dashboard - Using the camera phone with HUD for checking position of 
the pass (AZ/EL)

Mike, N1JEZ
"A closed mouth gathers no feet"

On Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:31:50 -0700, Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) 
> Hi Clint!
>> What apps for the Android platform are you pleased with?
>> Satellite prediction, compass,
>> anything satellite-related that comes to mind.
> I'm a recent convert to Android, buying a Nexus 4 mobile phone
> and a Nexus 7 tablet in the past month or so.  For satellite pass
> predictions, I use HamSatDroid.  It has worked well on both
> devices.  I don't have a compass on either, since I have a
> compass in my radio bag.  I have installed the "GPS Status" app
> to see location and other GPS-related data.  The Nexus 7 tablet
> works only with the US GPS system, where the Nexus 4 phone
> works with both GPS and the Russian GLONASS systems.  I can
> use the GPS Status app in both devices without an Internet
> connection, and it does not take long to get a lock on the signals
> and start displaying location data.  The Nexus 4 takes less time
> to acquire the signals to calculate my location, with access to two
> different navigation systems, compared to the Nexus 7 tablet.
> So far, these are the only apps I have installed specific to my
> satellite operating.  Both are free apps from the Google Play
> store.  I still use a Sony digital audio recorder, instead of an
> app on either of these devices to record the audio from passes
> I work.  The Nexus 4's camera will record 720p or 1080p video,
> and I might make use of that in the future.  I still have an iPod,
> and now plan to have the iPod and these new Nexus devices
> with me for hamfest demonstrations, to show off examples of
> apps in either environment.
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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