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[aprssig] Deluo GPS Lite altitude limit

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Fri Apr 22 02:22:24 UTC 2005


That's the one I was thinking of when I set out looking for a GPS receiver
to carry, but it's not the one I got.  Here's the current GPS Lite model:

http://www.deluoelectronics.com/customer/product.php?productid=57

This one's about 17mm shorter, and a bit thinner.  Small enough that I
should be able to use it in place of a GPS board + shoulder-mounted patch
antenna combo for SAR use.  Not sure how waterproof it is, but it looks like
it could take a bit of rain.  Would be fine in a nylon pocket on the
shoulder.

Need to find out what engine it's using, if it's got the altitude limit, if
it'll do the power saving modes, and so on.

Scott, N1VG
http://n1vg.net/opentracker



-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Larry Cerney
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 6:52 PM
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [aprssig] Deluo GPS Lite altitude limit


Scott, et al;

The Deluo that I have I have confirmed that GPS positioning data cuts off at
18,000 Km or around 60,000 Feet.  The Deluo I have does have the Evermore
chip set.

Data here:
http://www.globalsources.com/si/6007000389630/ProductDetail/Portable-GPS/pro
duct_id-8840870029/action-GetProduct.htm

Doesn't fly very well, but works great on the rear window sill connected to
my OpenTracker.

Later....
Larry
K0ANI

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful
servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten
the gift."
--Albert Einstein
-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of scott at opentrac.org
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 7:08 PM
To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
Subject: [aprssig] Deluo GPS Lite altitude limit

Does anyone know what the altitude limit on the Deluo GPS Lite is?  What
about the other Deluo models?  Not sure what engines they're all using.  I'd
like to know which ones are suitable for balloon use.

I think I'm going to start carrying these things on my web store.  I should
be able to sell them for around $59, maybe a bit less if I buy enough.  Is
anyone selling them for significantly less than that?  They're about $65 at
Deluo's site.

They're small, they're cute, they don't draw much power, and they seem to be
a good choice for trackers.  Would be nice if they had a male connector,
though - I don't think anyone makes a PCB-mount male mini-DIN, so I can't
build a board that it'd plug into directly.  Could do a pigtail lead, I
suppose.

Now I've got to scrape all the technical docs together.  I know I've found
them in the past, scattered around.  Need the specs on how to configure it
for power saving and such.

I've also been talking to an Evermore rep, since they apparently make at
least some of the Deluo units.  They haven't been terribly responsive so
far, though.

Scott, N1VG
http://n1vg.net/opentracker


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