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[aprssig] FW: Animal tracking using GPS+UHF

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Thu Feb 9 23:09:51 UTC 2006


Well Alinco did make a UHF version of the same credit card radio. They 
still do make 2M.70CM versions of it. The TinyTrack at least can switch 
the transmitter on X seconds before it beacons, so that would save some 
batteries. Too bad the pockettracker died :(
A kangaroo is a pretty big animal. I bet you could get a whole digi 
setup in the pouch!
Joe

scott at opentrac.org wrote:

>I think the guy is focusing too much on the 'easy' parts... you can put
>together the digipeaters and base station with off-the-shelf hardware pretty
>easily.  It's the part that goes on the 'roos that's going to be hard.  You
>need a package for the whole thing that'll hold the radio, gps, tracker, and
>batteries, in a way that the animal will tolerate, while meeting the antenna
>requirements of the radio and GPS, and withstanding the operating
>environment.
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>A VX-2, GPS board, patch antenna, and maybe 4 AA's wouldn't be terribly
>heavy, but I don't know what a kangaroo will put up with on a collar, or
>what sort of antenna is safe to use.  Does anyone have a UHF OEM TX board
>that'd be suitable?  I know there are more commercial options for UHF than
>VHF, anyway.  If you only need a fix every hour or so, I think the above
>setup would last a reasonably long time.
>
>Scott
>N1VG
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>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
>>[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Curt, WE7U
>>Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 2:55 PM
>>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>>Subject: Re: [aprssig] FW: Animal tracking using GPS+UHF
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>>On Thu, 9 Feb 2006, Claude Head III wrote:
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>>>You might try contacting Gerry Creager, N5JXS. A  few years ago he
>>>was working on a very similar project near College  Station, TX,
>>>USA. He called it his "Cows In Space" project! Good luck!
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>>There was also a project in Starkey Oregon with a permanent
>>fenced-in area containing both summer and winter range for Elk.
>>They were tracking them real-time/all the time via computer.
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