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[aprssig] New TRACKER system

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Mon Jun 12 17:00:46 UTC 2006


I don't think we're going after the same market... their device is DSP-based
and does several modes, and seems to have APRS support as an afterthought.
I can't imagine dedicating one of those to APRS tracking unless you needed
to run an exotic mode, though... otherwise you'd be better off with a
sub-$30 OpenTracker or TT3.

Scott
N1VG 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Jason Rausch
> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 9:52 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] New TRACKER system
> 
> Funny thing, Scott's new OT2 is twice the
> functionality, close to have the size (based on the
> pictures I saw) and will kill them on price.  :o)
> 
> Jason KE4NYV
> www.ke4nyv.com
> RPC Electronics
> www.rpc-electronics.com
> 
> --- clayj at nwlink.com wrote:
> 
> > Just like everything else from SCS - overpriced!
> > 
> > Clay
> > N7QNM
> > 
> > 
> > > Best I found on price was 248 Euro.
> > >
> > > Jason KE4NYV
> > > www.ke4nyv.com
> > > RPC Electronics
> > > www.rpc-electronics.com
> > >
> > > --- scott at opentrac.org wrote:
> > >
> > >> Not much information on APRS features.  Looks
> > like
> > >> it's got a primitive
> > >> speed-dependent beacon rate (1800 seconds / speed
> > in
> > >> knots), but it also
> > >> says it only works in normal TNC mode, not in
> > >> tracking mode.  It has
> > >> compressed position support, no mention of
> > altitude
> > >> or anything.
> > >>
> > >> The documentation could definitely use some
> > cleanup,
> > >> maybe by a native
> > >> English speaker.
> > >>
> > >> Any idea what this thing costs?
> > >>
> > >> Scott
> > >> N1VG
> > >>
> > >> > -----Original Message-----
> > >> > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> > >> > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On
> > Behalf
> > >> Of WB4GQK at aol.com
> > >> > Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 8:47 AM
> > >> > To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> > >> > Subject: [aprssig] New TRACKER system
> > >> >
> > >> > Hi All,
> > >> >
> > >> > I thought all of you on the APRSSIG might be
> > >> interested it
> > >> > this latest
> > >> > release. Seems everyone is getting into the
> > game.
> > >> >
> > >> > Jim WB4GQK
> > >> >
> > >> > >
> > >> > >"SCS Tracker / DSP TNC "
> > >> > >"The "SCS Tracker / DSP TNC" (short:
> > "Tracker")
> > >> is propably the first
> > >> > >Packet-Radio "TNC" which uses a DSP as modem
> > and
> > >> as protocol proces-
> > >> > >sor (AX.25 Level 2). As the name implicates,
> > the
> > >> small device is also
> > >> > >intended to be used as a Position-Tracker,
> > >> therefore to send position
> > >> > >data in APRS format. During the construction
> > >> great value was
> > >> > placed on
> > >> > >small size of the device, as well as very low
> > >> power consumption in
> > >> > >"tracking" mode. The Tracker is capable of all
> > >> common Packet-Radio
> > >> > >modulations between 300 and 19200 baud and
> > >> including "Robust-Packet-
> > >> > >Radio" (RPR) for shortwaves, which we
> > introduced
> > >> last year. All modu-
> > >> > >lation modes are available for normal
> > >> Packet-Radio (TNC) operation,
> > >> > >as well as for Tracker operation (APRS). The
> > >> operating-system of the
> > >> > >Tracker is widely compatible with "The
> > Firmware",
> > >> and is therefore
> > >> > >capable of Hostmode and KISS, which ensures
> > the
> > >> compatibility to
> > >> > >common Packet-Radio programs.
> > >> > >The complete documentation of the Tracker can
> > be
> > >> downloaded from our
> > >> > >website:
> > >> >
> > >> > >
> > >>
> > >
> >
> http://www.scs-ptc.com/datasheets/scs_tracker_dsp_tnc_en_v5.pdf
> > >> > >
> > >>
> > >
> >
> http://www.scs-ptc.com/download/Tracker_InstallationGuide.pdf
> > >> > >
> > >>
> > >
> >
> http://www.scs-ptc.com/download/tracker_manual_10_english.pdf
> > >> >
> > >> >
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