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[aprssig] Tracker Enclosure ?

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Thu Aug 18 13:34:06 UTC 2005


This is exactly the type of thing I was thinking about!

Thanks for the links.

On Wed, August 17, 2005 11:34 am, Todd Springer said:
> I have used the 2 below for projects similar to what you are doing.
> The pelicans are expensive but when you need watertight they are hard to
> beat.
>
> http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=36870
> http://www.pelican.com/cases/1bo_1150.html
>
> As for small radios that are good for what you are doing I would try and
> find a Yaesu Ft-1500. These have been discontinued but can be found on
> Ebay and such. I like these radios because they are small have a din
> data connector and the entire case is the heat sink.
> Todd
> K6TJS
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of William McKeehan
> Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 7:51 AM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] Tracker Enclosure ?
>
> I'm looking to build some trackers - initially all using the TinyTrak3,
> eventually upgrading some to use full TNC's.
>
> These trackers will be used for events that cover 40 miles or so from
> one end
> to the other and will often be in places where a digi is not available
> (thus
> the future full TNC plan for some to be portable digi's). I am planning
> to use
> mobile radio's and mag-mount external antenna for these trackers. The
> trackers
> will be placed in event vehicles on the day of the event.
>
> What I am looking for is example enclosures (and sources for these
> enclosures)
> that you have used to build a portable tracker.
>
> I'm also looking for input on which current 2-meter radios lend
> themselves
> best to APRS use (i.e., have a 6-pin mini din or other features that
> would
> make attaching a TNC easy).
>
> Thanks for any help!
> --
> William McKeehan
> KI4HDU
> Internet: mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
> http://mckeehan.homeip.net
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