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[aprssig] smallest tracker?

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Mon Dec 4 15:53:40 UTC 2006


On Dec 4, 2006, at 9:35 AM, Rochte, Robert wrote:

> What is the smallest APRS tracker currently made?  Or, perhaps more
> important than size, the lightest?  I have used a Pockettracker and
> conventional handheld GPS with great success, but surely it must be  
> possible
> to shrink all of this down...

Tracker as in transmit only?

Here's a very low power model meant for the rocketry folks, operates  
on 70cm.  I've never seen anything smaller:

http://www.bigredbee.com/BeeLineGPS.htm


Less that 6oz, but you have to built it yourself:

http://kd7lmo.net/picobeacon.html

I've got a surface mount OpenTracker that's really small.  Add a  
Garmin GPS18LVC (break it out of the plastic case to further reduce  
size & weight).  Attach to an Alinco DJ-C7 for a pretty small package.


If you want to receive as well, probably a D7 and a small GPS is the  
smallest reasonably available package.

-Jason
kg4wsv






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