This is another weekend release: the new version of Wizkers:Radio is making its way to the various stores and should update automatically sometime in the next few hours.
So what’s new?
- By popular request: bluetooth serial adapters are now supported on all radios. I am looking forward to hearing how this is working
- The VFO Wheels are working on both Chrome and Android; Use your finger to swipe up/down on the VFO wheel to change the frequency
- The VFO wheel on the KX2 is now working
I would really like to get feedback on the behavior of the VFO Wheel, I think it could be improved.
Same thing with Bluetooth: unfortunately, www.adafruit.com sent me a defective bluetooth module, so I had to implement support blindly, but I am fairly confident it should work fine. Again, reports much appreciated!
How to use Bluetooth on Android
Whiskers:Radio supports bluetooth “classic” serial modules, not Bluetooth low energy modules - yet - . Before using Wizkers:Radio, you will need to pair your module to your phone by going to the settings section of Android, and follow the instructions of your bluetooth serial adapter manufacturer.
You will also need to configure your bluetooth serial dongle for the correct speed for the radio, as per your dongle instructions, Wizkers:Radio does not do it automatically.
Once the module is paired, you can configure your radio in Wizkers:Radio, and in the “serial port” dialog, you will have a choice of “USB OTG”, “TCP/IP” and “Bluetooth”. Select Bluetooth (you might have to select twice, lingering bug), and then a new dropdown will be displayed. Pick your bluetooth serial adapter in the list, and you should be set!