15718Re: [tracker2] Re: T3-Micro released
- Jul 4, 2013I don't think you'd get more than a few mA that way, and it needs around 50 mA. I'm working on a battery-powered design that would be more suitable.
On 7/4/2013 10:54 AM, smolesbrede wrote:
An amazingly small unit. Would there be enough power on the mic jack of a Kenwood/Wouxun handheld to run it?
I was thinking of a board without the USB plug and TRRS socket in an enclosure with Kenwood type plug and USB micro socket that plugs straight into a handheld. Given the price of Icom/Kenwood/Yaesu APRS handhelds I thought it might be worth a try.
73 de Martin M0MJU
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> The T3-Micro is now available for beta testing. This is a full Tracker3
> (including digipeating capability) in a USB dongle form factor with an
> on-board GPS receiver.
> The only external connections are the USB connector and the 3.5mm TRRS
> plug for the radio interface, so you can't use it for Garmin FMI
> operation, but it makes a very compact standalone tracker or basic TNC.
> Thanks to the new pass-through option for NMEA data, you can use it with
> non-APRS applications as a USB GPS receiver, and applications like
> APRSISCE/32 that support NMEA within KISS frames can use it as a GPS
> receiver and TNC simultaneously.
> For mobile applications you can run it from a cigarette lighter USB
> adapter, and for portable use it'll run off of a USB battery pack.
> There's no enclosure for it yet, and I can't guarantee there will ever
> be one that fits this version, but at least for the duration of the beta
> test period you get a GPS receiver and tracker/TNC for less than what
> some places charge for a USB GPS receiver alone.
> You can buy it in our store for $65:
> More information is available on the wiki:
> We've only got a handful of these boards ready to go right now, but
> we'll have another batch done in a couple of weeks.
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