[amsat-bb] Re: APRS Interfaces

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Jul 14 20:57:16 PDT 2008

>> A great way to keep everyone informed of such
>> adventures and events is to use an APRS or 
>> DSTAR radio, or any of the low-cost under $40  
>> APRS interfaces to an existing radio...
>> so others can see where you are... on your own 
>> APRS web page:  http://map.findu.com/URCALL*
> Bob - I didn't realize that the price point had 
> dropped so low...Where can we find specific info 
> about these "sub-$40 interfaces" and associated 
> cabling?

The Tinytrak3 from byonics.com or the opentrak from Scott, or others.  I suppose I should have a better list ready to drop in, but I am at the beach...

But then remember, I also consider APRS as NOT a vehicle tracking system (just TX devices) but more as a local information distribution system about all that is going on in ham radio in the local area.  In that sense, I prefer two-way systems with displays for the mobile operator.


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