Android Tablet to the Rescue

 

we are currently on a road trip. Went to take a picture and realized that I did not know how to modify the camera configuration. After getting back to the motel I was able to download the camera manual!

Also, as an amateur radio operator, I also have my radio manuals on the tablet. Having manuals on the tablet as PDF documents is very helpful.

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Agreed. I love having soft

Agreed. I love having soft copies of important information at my fingertips.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Dropbox

I use Dropbox for this type of thing. One folder is dedicated to manuals and stuff. The only caveat is that on mobile devices you have to download the manuals. So every time I put a new manual in there, I download it on my phone and tablet so that I have them even when there's no data connection.

This goes along with having an offline GPS program on my phone. As much as I love Google Maps, sometimes there's no data connection which makes it completely useless.

Multi Use Here Too

Working in the tech field, I have tons of PDF manuals on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with the addition of bus schedules and maps for commuting home. I also find myself using Google Maps to look up stuff and then plug those addresses into either the Pioneer or Garmin GPS units as it seems to be more up to date then the built in POI's. The navigation is fairly good with Google Maps but as stated before, pretty useless when I go through very rural areas with poor or no cell signals.

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Very handy

I keep a current copy of FCC band plans available on mine -- along with certificates for FEMA courses I've taken for ARES participation.

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KD5XB in DM84

works great

Steve R. wrote:

we are currently on a road trip. Went to take a picture and realized that I did not know how to modify the camera configuration. After getting back to the motel I was able to download the camera manual!

Also, as an amateur radio operator, I also have my radio manuals on the tablet. Having manuals on the tablet as PDF documents is very helpful.

Much easier to access too, rather than needing to boot up a laptop.

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I drive, therefore I am happy. Rodeo, wildlife and nature photography rodeophoto.ca

Just got one

I just recently got me a galaxy 2 tablet,Having a good time with it, really amazed with the amout of apps that you can put on it.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Got the Band Plans

KD5XB wrote:

I keep a current copy of FCC band plans available on mine -- along with certificates for FEMA courses I've taken for ARES participation.

Good point concerning the FEMA courses, I completed them, but it would be good to store the certificates on the tablet as immediate "proof" should it be needed.

My call sign: KE6TDP

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Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Camera Manual

Going on a 15 day cruise soon. I put the camera manual on my ASUS TF700. It never hurts to have the ability to look up the things I'm almost certain to forget. smile

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Manuals, certs, and more--

I have folders for device manuals, one for my certs (CPR/AED, FEMA), vehicle insurance and regs, and more.

I carry manuals for not only the equipment I have, but for the gear I'm looking to buy, mostly older HP/Tek test equipment.

These have come in handy more than once, when I've been able to pull up a manual to find out what I have to do to run an instrument through its self-test sequence, or get it to display a list of options installed.

Whatever you're carrying, it's hard to have too much internal memory -- I love being able to carry the equivalent of a shelf full of 8 1/2 x 11 binders in one hand, and being able to search through 'em, and zoom in on parts of schematics.

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Nowadays

Steve R. wrote:

we are currently on a road trip. Went to take a picture and realized that I did not know how to modify the camera configuration. After getting back to the motel I was able to download the camera manual!

Also, as an amateur radio operator, I also have my radio manuals on the tablet. Having manuals on the tablet as PDF documents is very helpful.

That's the only way you're going to get a manual in most cases.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

All On The iPhone Too

Yeah, I have the Owner's Manuals for all my gear on the iPhone and iPad. Manuals like camera, scanner, ham radio, etc.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Peel Smart Remote

adcusnret wrote:

I just recently got me a galaxy 2 tablet,Having a good time with it, really amazed with the amout of apps that you can put on it.

I have a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 which I just got and have yet to try Peel Smart Remote. Have you? Wondered if it was worth it. Still spending time setting up music, files, etc.

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Same Here When Traveling

diesel wrote:

Yeah, I have the Owner's Manuals for all my gear on the iPhone and iPad. Manuals like camera, scanner, ham radio, etc.

I do the same especially when I travel and away from my PC. I only load up specific manuals for gear I take when I travel as I have access to the other stuff when home. Usually cameras, Garmin manuals, smartphone guides, etc.

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH