[aprssig] SCS Tracker
mhuslig at kantronics.com
Tue Mar 27 09:02:44 CDT 2007
How does the GPS connect?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Chomley" <radio at dodo.com.au>
To: <AA3JY at Winlink.org>; "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 7:40 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] SCS Tracker
> Yes, I have one........works quite well. The TRConfig software for setup
> is also quite good. The only Packet program I know works with it, is
> Paxon......which leaves a lot to be desired :-( Why they used a USB
> interface, I do not know........many other Packet programs could be used
> IF it had RS232. Its Packet operation has no mailbox etc.
> As a tracker, it has an output to power up your radio, shortly before
> sending an APRS posit, after its done, it goes back to sleep switching the
> radio off. Repeats the process for each APRS Posit.
> I asked the makers IF a mailbox would be installed in future firmware
> revisions.....was told no.
> Cost is high, compared to Tinytrack and others, A$500 or so. It does
> generate quite a bit of radiated "noise" on the 10MHz APRS freq, however
> careful routing of cable and physical placement can eliminate the problem.
> It has NO digipeat function either.
> One feature that is excellent, is it can receive off-frequency APRS
> packets and is able to "lock on" to them very well......I would suggest
> the hardware design is very good, however it is let down badly by
> firmware, USB interface, and possible lack of future good firmware
> features etc.
> Just my 02 cents worth :-)
> Jack VK4JRC
> At 12:24 PM 3/27/2007 +0000, you wrote:
>>Any comments from users of this tracker would be appreciated.
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