[aprssig] GPS 18x PC for Kenwood radios

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Mon Jun 18 16:21:49 CDT 2012

Yeah, it's not hard to do.  And that's part of the reason we're not 
offering it yet - we really need to have a simple and inexpensive option 
if we're going to sell it that way, because it's a fairly low-margin 
item and many hams would rather put something together out of their junk 
box than pay what it would cost us to build them here.


On 6/18/2012 2:17 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> On 6/18/2012 5:09 PM, Scott Miller wrote:
>> Yes, I was thinking the same thing.  It's just a matter of finding an 
>> appropriate 5v supply, and it will require a little more soldering 
>> and such.  I'll pursue that as time permits.
> I've done exactly this.
> I cracked open a 5-volt-output lighter-plug assembly, extracted the PC 
> board with regulator inside, wired it to a couple of feet of red/black 
> zipcord with powerpoles, and wired a female 6-pin mini-DIN cable to 
> the other end.    I then covered the whole thing with two layers of 1" 
> diameter heatshrink tubing about 6" long.
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