I reached out to Andrew VA7YAA the author of WoAD - Winlink app for Android devices and he promptly added the support for Digirig’s PTT by RTS method.
The APK for the experimental version (1.4.67) of WoAD with Digirig support can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lK5kepNwCA8gFPPbGcWTgXtjwMVjtZ8V/view?usp=sharing
The new settings are available for a packet session, under TNC configuration… PTT USB RTS. It’s just a case of selecting Enable and then choosing the relevant USB port.
If you decide to give it a try, please report your reports here.
Great news! I’ll have to upgrade my WoAD version and test it when I can with the IC-706MKII in my truck. Might be later this month as I’m gearing up for the USAF Marathon radio support in a little over a week.
Heck yes! Thanks K0TX!
I asked VA7YAA for support on the PTT by RTS so I’m elated he decided to implement this.
Works fine on my android phone, but decoding may be a bit less aggressive than my Direwolf based setup.
@K0TX Any chance you’ve talked with @VA7YAA to also enable the PTT as RTS for the ARDOP function in WoAD as well?
Not sure if WoAD also has an ARDOP TNC running under the hood like Packet as well
Hi there. Thanks for sharing this . I have a question regarding the destination IP address. What should I put there if I want to send messages over the radio and a local channel using my digirig and radio? Thanks
There are no plans currently for adding an ARDOP TNC internal to WoAD, so for now its just a connection to a remote ARDOP TNC (through either telnet or USB). Something I’ll keep in mind for the future though.
All the best,
If you mean the Destination Address, that will be the callsign of the receiving station, usually suffixed with the ‘-10’ SSID.
This can be browsed with the RMS list after setting your grid information in the Position Report section of the 3 dot menu.
Thanks for the reply Andrew! I’ll have to see if there’s an android version of ARDOP for android that I can latch into in the meantime to avoid lugging around my raspberry pi.
Nailed it! Thanks for the reply! Woad could work only with VHF/UHF stations or hf also?
Happy to help!
Yes, WoAD can also be used for HF primarily through the Vara and ARDOP connection options.
These will require TCP/IP or other connection methods to an applicable modem (such as Direwolf for the Vara application or ardopc/piardopc for ARDOP) that runs on a separate computer.
So far, I haven’t found an all-android solution for HF winlink using WoAD, and I’m currently using a raspberry pi and piardopc to fill that gap.
Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions!
Thanks Dan! I’ll make some tests and I’ll come back with my results.
Disregard. I got it working.
Trying to get this to work with an anytone d868uv with no luck.
I thought RTS would work, but no joy.
I did get this working with that other audio interface product, but wanted to use something smaller.