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Re: [RTrak] RTrak-HAB (High Altitude Balloon) APRS Tracker

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    ... APRS Position packets, with user selectable information embedded in the comment string. ... ? The same GPS antenna seen in this picture, on the website:
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 7, 2011
      > Q1 - What sort of packets does it send ?

      APRS Position packets, with user selectable information embedded in the comment string.

      > Q2 - Embedded GPS patch antenna ?

      The same GPS antenna seen in this picture, on the website:

      http://www.rpc-electronics.com/img/rtrak/hab/promos/rtrak-hab-v10-promo-010-medium.jpg

      > Q3 - GPS antenna powered of passive ?

      Active, +3.3V.  The active voltage is supplied through the GPS antenna matching network, on-board.

      > Q4 - ADC - telemetry packet ?

      The raw ADC values will be reported through the position packets, in the comment string.  This feature is being worked on and will be available shortly.  If it is not available at the time of shipping, the unit can be user-flashed with the firmware, when it becomes available.

      > Q5 - Output controls ??? how does this work ?

      These are general purpose outputs that can be used for controlling various external devices.  The most noted is controlling a digital camera for syncing the photos with position packets.

      Thanks!

      Jason Rausch - KE4NYV
      RPC Electronics, LLC
      www.rpc-electronics.com



       
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Jason R
      Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 6:14 AM
      Subject: [RTrak] RTrak-HAB (High Altitude Balloon) APRS Tracker

       

      The RTrak-HAB pre-sale is still going!

      Get your order in now to be included in this first batch shipping!

      http://www.rpc-electronics.com/rtrak-hab.php

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