[amsat-bb] Re: Stand alone real time tracker

Andre PH7AT ph7at at ph7at.net
Sun Nov 29 15:23:11 PST 2009

Hi William,

Check out the LVB tracker by Howard G6LVB.
You can "upgrade" the standard version to be a stand-alone tracker unit.
It uses a PIC 18F2620 microcontroller.

73, Andre PH7AT

William Leijenaar wrote:
> Hi AMSATs,
> 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:
> http://www.tapr.org/kits_trakbox.html
> Unfortunatly it is not available anymore, and the mean reason I guess is the outdated components.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
> www.leijenaarelectronics.nl 
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