While not directly SOTA related software (at least not yet - see below), given that so many on this reflector have an FT-817, I thought I’d mention that this remote control software for the FT-817 works fine with the Blue Tooth adapter for the FT-817 which is available via eBay out of China for around €12.
Those wondering whether this cheap adapter will also work with the repeater book software, it won’t as the Repeater Book author has a contract with the company producing the more expensive “Blue Cat” adapter and the program code specifically looks for only this hardware.
The 817 companion Android software is available for €4.75 from google play (here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iu4apc.eightoneseven ).
The Bluetooth adapter is available from several dealers - this is the one I used and got the device in just over a week rather than the predicted 6-8 weeks. http://www.ebay.de/itm/271698510738?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
The 817 companion transfers most FT817 options onto a smart phone or tablet screen. It includes a waterfall display and a rolling DX Cluster listing, where clicking on an entry in DX Cluster immediately sets the 817 to that mode and frequency. I have emailed the author to ask whether an upgrade to the software could give the option of going to the DX-Cluster or to SOTAWatch to list spots. As yet I have had no reply however as a SOTA chaser, or an activator looking for an S2S contact, this function would be very useful.
P.S. there is also a KX3 Companion app at €4.99 for those with that rig.