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[aprssig] RTrak: APRS All-In-One Tracker Sneak Peak

Stan Leeds, KC7EHJ srkleeds at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 22 15:21:09 UTC 2007


Jason,
Does this have the capability to "detect" that the RF channel is busy, 
so that it won't transmit over a station?

Do you have any manual in rough draft at least to have some details?

Looks good,
Stan/KC7EHJ

Jason Rausch wrote:
> Ealier this week, I posted a couple of pictures on the
> OpenTracker Yahoo group to show off our 
> latest product that is due near the end of Novemeber,
> called the 
> RTrak.
> 
> I have added a small section to our home page with the
> pictures and 
> some basic information about it at:
> www.rpc-electronics.com
> 
> A basic description of the RTrak is an all-in-one
> tracker with 
> integrated GPS, 2M Transmitter and SMT OpenTracker 1+.
>  The package 
> will include a lighter power cord, GPS patch antenna
> and serial 
> programming cable.  All you have to add is the 2M
> antenna.  Tests so 
> far have shown that a 5/8 wave seems to work the best
> for a mobile 
> setup.  We have done much bench testing with an SMA HT
> whip style 
> antenna as well.  There is a potential for the RTrak
> to be the 
> backpacker's APRS buddy with a small 12V gell cell.
> 
> We are taking note of those interested in this for
> pre-production 
> counts.  Please email us and let us know if you are
> interested and if 
> you have any suggestions.  We are always open to
> suggestions to make 
> our products better.
> 
> We plan to have a working demo unit (or two) at DCC
> next week to show off.
> 
> Thanks!
> Jason KE4NYV
> RPC Electronics
> www.rpc-electronics.com
> 
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