[chirp_users] chirp on Chromebook

Chuck Hast
Fri Oct 26 14:04:45 PDT 2018

I have a couple of those "multi-port" dongles that plug into the port where
the charge cable
goes on the Samsung tablets, I have a couple of 10.1 notes, the one that
came out in 2012
or there about, then they did only ONE upgrade to it. Still a great slab, I
am thinking about
trying to put Linux on it as that would make a great Chirp slab, and should
allow me to keep
MS at bay. I know that Chirp at least the GUI part of it will not run under
Android, but if I can
put Linux on the device that should take care of it. I will find my handy
dandy adapter, though
the BT serial port is attractive. I see a lot of them on EBay... Some
pretty cheap... (probably
more than one way too)

On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 1:40 PM Peter <ptlambert at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I guess that might work?  But again, not sure how well Bluetooth works
> in Linux wedged into an Android device.
> And prices for these Bluetooth serial adapter start in the $50 range.
> But you can get a whole set of various USB size and gender adapters for
> about $10.
> Here is the first Bluetooth serial adapter I found in DuckDuckGo:
> http://www.usconverters.com/serial-bluetooth-adapter
> The data sheet has an interesting note on hardware compatibility:
> http://www.usconverters.com/downloads/ucbt232b_exa/ucbt232b-and-ucbt232exa-specs.pdf
> "Chipset: CSR BlueCore4 model BC417"
> "Works with iPad/iPod? No, it will not work with iPads/iPods due to the
> restrictions Apple put on their Bluetooth chipset,
> however it does work with most other Bluetooth enabled smartphones,
> tablets and devices"
> Anyway, if the objective is to have a portable radio programming station
> for as cheap and "easy" as possible, then personally I would try Linux
> on an Android tablet with a USB connector adapter, based on what I
> already have laying around.  But that's just me.
> On 10/26/2018 10:36 AM, Chuck Hast wrote:
> > Why not use a Bluetooth RS-232 adapter? I see them on line some of
> > them even indicate that
> > they are used for android.
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 3:13 AM Peter <ptlambert at sbcglobal.net
> > <mailto:ptlambert at sbcglobal.net>> wrote:
> >
> >     A bit off-topic perhaps, but how about installing Linux on an Android
> >     tablet?
> >
> >
> http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Features/Convert-an-Android-Device-to-Linux
> >
> >
> https://www.androidauthority.com/install-ubuntu-on-your-android-smartphone-765408/
> >
> >     Again, not sure how well this will work with the Android USB
> >     port.  And
> >     in any case you would likely need a USB Micro to Type A female
> >     adapter
> >     for your programming cable.
> >
> >
> >     On 10/25/2018 4:09 PM, Trevor Holyoak wrote:
> >     > It would be nice to have something very portable and inexpensive to
> >     > take to club meetings, etc., to do programming for people.
> >
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Chirp + Editcp + MD380Tools on Linux
Chuck -- KP4DJT
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