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[aprssig] Inexpensive APRS transmitter kit

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Sun Apr 18 18:38:28 UTC 2010


Please remember in your search for hardware, especially at any elevation on
a shared ham frequency, any "transmit only, no signal detect" device is
always sadly sending "I'm proving _my_ unfounded vanity and greed but the
rest of you suck."
73, Cap

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On
> Behalf Of Joshua Shriver
> Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2010 12:30 AM
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] Inexpensive APRS transmitter kit
> 
> Sometime hopefully this year I'm hoping to release a weather balloon
> with a small payload for taking pictures, maybe other things via
> sensors.
> Wondering if there are any inexpensive, light-weight and low power
> aprs transmitters that can be used for such a thing.
> 
> Best I've found so far is the Byonic TinyTrak setup. Though it seems a
> bit pricey, though it's the best bet so far.  I've even looked into
> introduction DIY fm transmitter kits and can buy a APRS encoder for
> around $24 from another ham I know.
> 
> Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.
> 
> -Josh




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