[aprssig] NEW! IC-V82 - VHF/APRS Transceiver

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Thu Mar 3 21:16:20 CST 2005

On the topic of putting a GPS in a radio... I was thinking today that it'd
be pretty cool to take a largish speaker mic and add a GPS receiver and
tracker.  Only trouble with that is getting enough power for the GPS
receiver - it'd need at least a couple of AAs.  Ideally you'd run it off the
radio's battery, but I don't see how you could do that without modifying the
radio.  A tracker alone could run off a lithium battery for quite a while,
but a GPS receiver's going to draw way too much.

Hmm.  I did recently see something on miniature wind turbines for cell
phones.  Perhaps we could use one of those, and harness the hot air of the
operator?  =]


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Joe Della Barba
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 6:58 PM
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Subject: Re: [aprssig] NEW! IC-V82 - VHF/APRS Transceiver

I find it hard to believe that Icom can come up with the whole D-Star system
but can't put a GPS receiver in an H/T. Does anyone see the point of 2 meter
digital voice? As far as I can tell most 2 meter repeaters are hardly used
anymore as it is.
73 de N3HGB

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