[aprssig] APRS -- Chicago to Mackinac Island sailboat race

'Scott Miller' scott at opentrac.org
Tue Mar 27 12:31:05 EDT 2007

> Unfortunately, when I convinced the skippers how insignificant
> the TX power was, it also convinced them how significant the RX
> power was, so they often ended up turning off the Transceiver
> completely, so they could justify keeping their boom-boxes

If you don't need RX for anything, use a tracker with a power control
output.  The OpenTracker 1m (the one in the metal case) will switch more
than 20 amps with the optional on-board high-side switch.  And any
OpenTracker or TT3 could be used with an external relay.


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