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[Fwd: Re: [aprssig] FW: Animal tracking using GPS+UHF]

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Thu Feb 9 23:02:57 UTC 2006



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This would seem a pretty standard APRS mission. Use something like a 
Tiny Track and one of those "credit card" HTs and set up a few digis 
around the park.
See http://www.byonics.com/tinytrak/
See http://www.gigaparts.com/parts/profile.php?sku=ZAL-DJ-S11T

73
Joe
N3HGB



Andrew Rich wrote:

> Suggestions ?
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> Andrew Rich
> Amateur radio callsign VK4TEC
> email: vk4tec at tech-software.net <mailto:vk4tec at tech-software.net>
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> Brisbane AUSTRALIA
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> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* Peter Richards [mailto:PDRichards at Bigpond.com]
> *Sent:* Friday, 10 February 2006 5:35 AM
> *To:* vk4tec at tech-software.net
> *Subject:* Animal tracking using GPS+UHF
>
> Hi Andrew,
> I am by profession a software developer and as a sideline I operate a 
> 1200 acre nature refuge SW of Toowoomba.
> I am about to start a PhD project at UQ to monitor post-release 
> survival of rehabilitated Eastern Greay Kangaroos. 
> There are a number of tracking collars available that use GPS 
> technology combined with SMS messaging  which provide great 
> functionality but due to the limited cell phone coverage in the 
> release sites are unsuitable for this project.
> I would like to put together an equivalent system that combines GPS 
> with a set of UHF base stations which act as repeaters and retransmit 
> the data to a single receiver with an attached PC.
> On the PC will be software that analyses the positioning data in real 
> time and plots the animals positions.
> As you can imagine, starting off the search for all the components 
> from a cold start leads me up many blind alleys.
> You appear to have a lot of expertise in this area and I was wondering 
> if you could offer me some advice as to what is currently available, 
> where I could source the hardware to construct the tracking 
> devices, how to interface the UHF repeaters to the central receiver, 
> and how to interface the receiver to the PC.
> Regards
> Peter Richards
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