[aprssig] Hidden tracker with laptop access

Spider spider at rivcom.net
Tue Nov 30 18:58:44 EST 2004


I use the CommTrak units and some home built units using the TinyTrak and 
they work aok.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hinton Gary-MCG30554" <Gary.Hinton at motorola.com>
To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 3:53 PM
Subject: [aprssig] Hidden tracker with laptop access

>I am considering hiding a tracker in my car.  It will be powered at all
> times.  I have heard the names of the many different designs, but am not
> familiar enough with their features to know which one (or two) might fill 
> my
> needs.  Is there a chart that shows a comparison of the trackers?  Or 
> maybe
> those familiar with each of the units can comment on how well it matches 
> my
> desired features.
> Desired Features:
> Smart Beaconing
> Ignition switch input for time change
> GPS input (seperate, dedicated)
> Laptop I/O connector (seperate, dedicated)
> Radio connector (want to change from VHF to UHF)
> In my area, we use UHF for public service events, hence the need for UHF.
> Normally I will be running VHF.  The tracker and radios will probably be
> placed under a seat.  The GPS will be placed under the dash.
> The laptop connector will be placed somewhere on or under the dash.  When
> I need to display APRS in the car or make configuration changes, I will
> simply plug in the laptop.  When the laptop is not connected, a plug could
> be installed that would select between the UHF or VHF radio.
> Any suggestions on selection of the tracker?
> Gary
> AC7R
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