[aprssig] OpenTracker prototype / beta units for sale

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Tue Nov 22 09:16:19 CST 2005

Well, that got way more response than I expected!  I'll be answering emails
in the order I received them.  

Looks like it's time to hurry up and finish the next round of prototypes,
and get this thing in production.  Now if only I didn't have this pesky day
job.  =]

Scott, N1VG

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of 
> scott at opentrac.org
> Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 9:12 PM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: [aprssig] OpenTracker prototype / beta units for sale
> I had a small batch of various prototype and development test 
> boards made
> recently, and I have a few units I'd like to get rid of - I'm 
> done with
> testing, they're perfectly usable, and I've got another batch 
> of boards to
> pay for.
> I'll have other stuff available soon, but for now I've got a couple of
> OpenTracker 1x prototypes available.  You can see one here:
> http://n1vg.net/opentracker/images/ot1x.jpg
> It's the same as a normal OpenTracker (and will always work with the
> standard firmware), but has a different case, locking 
> connectors (or some of
> the prototypes do anyway), a larger regulator that'll provide 
> 5 volts for a
> GPS receiver, and can connect to a 1-wire weather station as-is.  The
> prototypes have a mix of different parts I was testing, but 
> functionally
> they're all the same.
> I'm asking $35 for these, as-is, domestic shipping included.  
> Not a bad deal
> for an assembled and tested tracker.  Email me off-list if you're
> interested.
> Even if you're not interested in buying one, check out the 
> picture and let
> me know what you think of the new case.  It's about 1/2 inch 
> longer than the
> regular OpenTracker or TinyTrak3, and it's not quite as cool 
> looking if you
> ask me, but it's very solid, it's less expensive, and it 
> allows the use of
> locking DB9 connectors.  They can also be metalized for RFI 
> protection,
> though that would roughly double the price.
> The assembled MR6 transmitter + OpenTracker board is no 
> longer available, as
> I got bored over the weekend and launched it on some party 
> balloons.  =]
> Scott, N1VG
> http://n1vg.net/opentracker
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