15944Re: [tracker2] Small Affordable Self-Contained APRS?
- Sep 27, 2013Have you considered a "sharkfin" type shell?
They are very common now and less likely to stand out.
> Oh yeah, I was answering questions about the magmount tracker. I'm--
> hoping to keep it under $160. We'll see how the manufacturing costs for
> the housing turn out. Batteries, too.
> Right now, the prototype looks like this, but with magnets on the bottom
> and an antenna on top:
> For sleep mode, it'd wait until your GPS speed dropped below a set
> threshold and then shut down (save for optional periodic beacons) until
> the accelerometer detected motion. The GPS receiver is capable of
> reduced duty cycle operation in tracking mode, but I don't have any
> solid data yet on how well it performs in real-world APRS applications
> that way. If you're going for more than two minutes between beacons, it
> certainly seems like it would be a good option, if I set it up properly.
Thanks! & 73, KD4E.com
David Colburn - Nevils, Georgia USA
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