[amsat-bb] Stand alone real time tracker

William Leijenaar pe1rah at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 29 14:11:35 PST 2009


For some longer time I have been looking for a way to get a stand-alone real-time satellite tracking system, without the use of a dual-core, GHz speed power consuming computer :o) To my suprise I didn't found much, only one design called trakbox which can be found E.g at the following tapr website:

Unfortunatly it is not available anymore, and the mean reason I guess is the outdated components.
I found out that the design originates from JAMSAT. Maybe someone has data (schematic, PCB layout, source code) of this design ?

I wonder with todays highly integrated microcontrollers if there is some modern kind of real-time-tracker available ?
I am looking for a system that works just seconds after switching on the power supply and not something that first has to boat 15min and needs a mouse to work.

73, PE1RAH
William Leijenaar

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