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

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Fri Mar 4 03:38:42 UTC 2005


I've often thought about putting the mic-encoder inside the mic.  Feed gps data
up the mic cord on a spare wire in teh curley cord.

Wes
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Quoting scott at opentrac.org:

> 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?  =]
>
> Scott
> N1VG
>
> -----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
> Joe
>
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