[chirp_users] Iphone

Dennis Smith
Wed Aug 7 14:39:19 PDT 2013

The newer Ubuntu phones and tablets due soon are a little more promising,
but still unlikely.

Dennis Smith

On 7 August 2013 19:23, Tom Hayward <esarfl at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Davecenturytel <DWB2808 at centurytel.net>
> wrote:
> > Is there any chance of programming my boefeng uv5r radio using my Iphone
> 4?
> > I am thinking of the times that we need the radios to operate during a
> > disaster of some kind. We need to have the ability to program these
> radios
> > quickly and all the same so our teams can work together.
> > 73
> > KD0TUN
> > Dave
> No, this isn't possible at the moment. Here are some reasons why:
> 1. The UV5R requires a serial port for programming. Your iPhone
> doesn't have a serial port. Some people get around this with computers
> with USB-serial cables. Your iPhone doesn't have a USB port either,
> nor the USB-serial drivers.
> 2. Your iPhone can't run Chirp. Chirp will run on any system that will
> run Python and PyGTK. Your iPhone cannot run Python and PyGTK.
> Android is a little more promising. My Android phone has a USB OTG
> port which I have used successfully with a USB-serial adapter.
> However, this was with non-open code, so it is not a solution for
> Chirp. There are builds of Python for Android, but will likely never
> be PyGTK for Android. PyGTK is not a good match for touchscreens, so
> porting it to Android would be silly. At least half of Chirp's code
> would need to be rewritten to support Android.
> Tom KD7LXL
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