6336Re: T2 tracker package
- Feb 2, 2009Looks like a winner, very similar to the MT-AIO, but with more
features. The weak point will be the antenna.
I have a Comet BNC-24 antenna for my Solar Digi package, with
provision for a real antenna. The solar digi is fully portable, about
10# in weight, with provision for external power and solar panels, a
good charge controller and low voltage disconnect. Its all contained
in a camera bag. Powerpole connectors of course. This is a prototype
for local SAR.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
> I've been working on my Tracker2 SAR package again:
> It includes a 5-watt transceiver with integrated Tracker2
> (tracker/digipeater/etc), a SiRFstar III GPS receiver with patch
> antenna, and an 8xAA battery pack. The whole thing is surrounded
> about 1/4" of rubber padding on the inside, and when you close the
> it forms a snug fit that keeps everything in place with a good deal
> shock resistance. With some RTV around the base of the antenna, it
> should be submersible.
> The pictured unit is mostly a mock-up at the moment, though. All
> those pieces are there, but (aside from the T2 and radio) nothing's
> connected. That antenna is a perfect fit, but it happens to have
> connector and not the BNC it needs. The GPS receiver is just
> to test the fit.
> When I'm done, there should be a small control panel with a power
> on/off/configuration switch, and a programming/external GPS jack.
> still working on how that's going to be laid out.
> I wish the loops were on the sides, to make it easier to strap to a
> with webbing, but I'm sure I can still work out some kind of
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