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369Re: [RTrak] Byonics All-In-One

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  • Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
    Nov 7, 2010
      Watch for a new TT4 based AIO from Byonics. It receives, transmits, has
      a built in GPS, can digi, and, because it has a Bluetooth adapter
      connected to the computer COM port, you can connect to it from
      APRSISCE/32 or any other suitable software running on a
      bluetooth-capable host to provide a wireless IGate function. And the
      whole thing runs on 8 AA cells for a day or so.

      Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

      PS. This was announced at at least one hamfest, and I've received
      permission from them to confirm the upcoming product.

      Bob Burns W9RXR wrote:
      > At 07:11 PM 10/21/2010, Michael wrote:
      > >Byonics was at Pacificon last weekend proudly displaying their
      > >all-in-one system.
      > I won't comment on RPC's issues. However, keep in mind that the
      > Byonics Micro-Trak AIO is a transmit-only device. All it does is
      > blindly transmit your position and it does not allow you to see
      > what's going on in the APRS world around you. Also, as a
      > transmit-only device, it can and will transmit on top of other APRS
      > transmitters causing some interference and dropped packets.
      > Byonics has done a great job marketing the AIO, but I think
      > purchasers of this device are missing the bigger picture. APRS is not
      > just for vehicle tracking.
      > At 03:10 PM 11/4/2010, Craig Brammer wrote:
      > >Mine is up and running, couldn't have been simplier. Plug into
      > >cigarette lighter and put mag mount on roof. Bingo, it works. I've
      > >already rewired it to be always on and hidden, just in case someone
      > >wants to borrow my wheels.
      > Yes, and it appears that you are beaconing at a rate of once every
      > three minutes even when your vehicle is not moving. That's redundant
      > information which just adds to the congestion on the APRS network. I
      > believe that your AIO supports SmartBeaconing which will adjust your
      > beacon rate depending on your speed. Do you have SmartBeaconing
      > enabled and properly configured? A beacon rate of once every ten
      > minutes while stationary varying up to once every two minutes at 60
      > MPH is usually sufficient.
      > Bob...
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