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[aprssig] Re: aprssig Digest, Vol 9, Issue 19

Stephanie Steele kc7dba at spamcop.net
Tue Mar 15 19:31:13 UTC 2005



aprssig-request at lists.tapr.org wrote:
> Quoting "Curt, WE7U" <archer at eskimo.com>:
> 
> 
>>On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 maiko at pcs.mb.ca wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Does anyone recommend a good 'GPS module + Tracker' circuit
>>>as a lower cost alternative to buying a full blown GPS unit ?
>>>
>>>It would be nice to go and by a GPS module and connect it
>>>into a tiny tracker or TNC for marathon work. I've seen some
>>>kits and modules available, for example Jupiter series out
>>>of the UK, and I'm sure there are more.
>>>
>>>I've never tried this, but I'm looking for cost effective
>>>alternatives here.
>>
>>Try a PocketTracker mated with a GPS.  Any kind of puck-type or
>>board-level GPS will still need an addition battery/power-supply to
>>run it.  It might be better to just use a cheap handheld GPS that

You can run the Garmin GPS-18LVC from the 5v power supply built into the 
Pocket Tracker. This is how I fly my balloon capsule and it works just fine.


Stephanie
KC7DBA





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