[aprssig] APRS for a motorcycle - radios?
jdw at eng.uah.edu
Tue Feb 14 05:57:23 CST 2006
On Feb 13, 2006, at 5:02 PM, apratt at bestbits.org wrote:
> As I see it, there are two basic routes to go:
> (1) Kenwood D700 or TH-D7A with built-in TNC/APRS
> (2) TinyTrak 3 plus any old radio with a mic connector and ear jack.
There's also the Opentracker, a device a lot like a TT, only the OT
author releases his software source. The OT can do other nifty
things like load new firmware to be a TX-only KISS "TNC" or PSK31.
Scott is also developing a new "opentracker" than can decode and
display data on your GPS. Not sure when we'll be able to get our
hands on that. Since you specifically stated you don't want to
decode you're probably not interested in that.
The 2 big things about the D7/D700 are a) you can receive APRS, and
b) they're dual band, so you can do APRS and still have a radio to
use for 2m and 70cm voice, aircraft/weather radio monitoring, etc.
They're also a 2 box solution (radio+GPS), where the OT/TT route is a
3 box solution (radio+tracker+GPS). You could probably reduce the
tracker box count by using and HT with a AA battery case and stick
the tracker inside the battery compartment, feeding power from your
Cheapest way out is the tracker. Most flexible and simplest to hook
up is the D7/D700.
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