"A while back I got interested in APRS. My only 2m radios were a Kenwood TM281A in my car, and a dual band HT. Neither had TNC capabilities built in, though, so the first order of business was to get a TNC that I could use on one or both of these radios. I had seen an article by Jerry Clement, VE6AB, in the May 2015 issue of QST about a bluetooth-capable TNC fromMobilinkd that works well with HT tranceivers and APRSDroid on Android smartphones. I decided to give it a try, and it worked well, as advertised.
Then I started wondering, if I used a Bluetooth USB adapter on a Raspberry Pi, could I use Xastir to set up APRS on my base station. The punchline of the story is yes, I could."