[aprssig] "Smart" vs. "dumb" trackers

Jason KG4WSV kg4wsv at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 13:04:56 CDT 2014


On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM, Charles Bland <root at blandranch.net> wrote:
> Use have used the Byonics MT-AIOs with great success. But we put just as
> much effort into choice of frequency and the supporting ad hoc network to
> make sure EVERYTHING is working like it should.
>
> I would not EVEN want to think about sending-out higher tier portable or
> mobile radios to do the job of a tracker. In the case of the MT-AIOs, we
> turn them on, mag-mount them to the top of the vehicle with their antenna,
> and turn them loose. They are always configured and ready, not at the whims
> of how portable/mobile owners may change them over time and then forget how
> to return their APRS configuration to usable settings.


Those are all good points, but the Byonics MT-AIO doesn't have a
receiver; it's about as dumb a tracker as is possible.  It is on the
opposite end of the APRS spectrum from what the original poster asked
about.

-Jason
kg4wsv


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