[chirp_users] chirp on Chromebook

Peter ptlambert at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 26 11:39:06 PDT 2018


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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