[chirp_users] Chirp making life easier...

Chuck Hast kp4djt at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 22:26:02 PDT 2012

I moved from Tampa, FL to Kalama, WA, Chirp has made setting
up my radios a WHOLE lot easier. I have sort of sat and watched
all the goings on. With the move I had to load a whole lot of new
frequencies into the radios, Chirp really took care of that issue.

Now I have a question, perhaps this will generate rocks and rotten
fruit tossed my way, but I have been playing with a Samsung S2
Tablet 10.1. I got the USB interface dongle, and plugged a USB
serial port in it, did a:
ls /dev |grep ttyUSB0
and sure enough there it was, I plugged a second one into a USB
4 port device and saw ttyUSB01 appear, so the device recognizes
and loads the proper drivers. Now I will fire up screen and try to
talk to my old Kenwood TM-D700 sending it some manual com-
mands to see if I get a reply, on my Linux boxes it talks like a
parrot, so it should be a easy test.

The question is has anyone tried to port Chirp to Android? These
nice big tablets sure make nice screens for the vehicle and the
cheaper ones do not cost that much.

Of course the next step is a screen for direct entry of the front
panel and a real nice proper presentation of a control panel on a
touch screen.

I am not a programmer, but I can test code, now that I no longer
am doing field service (I am fixed here in the glass container
plant in Kalama, WA) I have a bit more time to test out code. So
if anyone wants to try it, I am willing to do testing, I have the old
Kenwood and I also have a Icom 92AD.

It was the 92AD that brought me to Chirp. And here I am quite
happy with it.

Keep up the good work folks.

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