Three of us ( 9W2WHT, 9W2KHN and myself 9W2SVT ) ordered this item from Taobao, an 5-in-1 APRS wx station, networked iGate, digipeater, Tracker / TNC and BT module finally arrived after a week.
|NET51TNC with China handy cables|
This little gadget from BH4TDV is a multi function device :- WX station, Network enabled, iGate, digipeater, tracker ( add your own GPS module ) and BT to android phones via APRSDroid.
Here are a summary of what it can do ...
1. When connected to the network / Internet via the RJ45 port, it becomes an iGate.
2. When disconnected from the network/Internet but connected to a radio, it becomes a digipeater.
3. When you connect an android app ( APRSDroid or others ) via bluetooth, it becomes a BT TNC
4. When you connect a TTL/RS-232 (jumper selectable) GPS to the I/O ports, it can act as an APRS Tracker
5. It can read sensors and becomes a weather station (WX) without the need of a computer.
Comes with data cable ( PS/2 connectors on both ends ) to connect to the mobile rig data port. We ordered the Kenwood / China based handy to connect to my Wouxun handy.
Below is the screenshot from APRSDroid connected to this NET-51TNC via BT TNC.
|NET51TNC with APRSDroid|
Status tab :-
Beacon tab :-
TNC tab :-
GPS tab :-
Data Monitoring tab :-
**** Updates : There is an english version of the software found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/dc3b19wt54wtsh5/APRS%2051TNC-ENG.zip