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[aprssig] Suggestions for APO Product Solution.

Tyson S. timbercutter at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 16 04:35:34 UTC 2005

I have searched far and wide for the same exact product, and one day I
found it! go to:
and look at the .PDF file with it, this timer can be set up to turn on
your radio/gps with the turn of your ignition key and then turn off
after your selected time, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15, etc. It is much
cheaper than the alternative and configure able to your needs.

--- Rich Mulvey <aprs at mulveyfamily.com> wrote:

> Does anyone have any suggestions for an automatic power off circuit,
> for 
> a mobile rig?
> I'm installing my FT-8500 in my trunk, and would like to be able to
> have 
> the rig power off after, say, 10 minutes, and power on when the car
> is 
> started.
> Having it power on is easy enough - I'm just going to insert a relay 
> into the cigarette lighter line that energizes the power lines that
> I've 
> passed conveniently next to it.  ;-)  But I'd also like the rig to
> have 
> a delayed power off, so that it can get one last posit out.
> I'd also like to have my GPS powered off, as well, since it draws
> about 
> 100ma, and I'd like to keep battery drain to an absolute minimum, 
> especially when it's -30 degrees out.  Therefore, using the rig's 
> built-in APO is possible, but that doesn't help me with the GPS.
> I've seen the APO2 at http://www.aprsworld.com/apo/ , and I'll
> probably 
> breadboard one up, but I'm interested in other solutions, as well.
> - Rich
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