[aprssig] 2 Meter High Power APRS transmitter from BigRedBee

Greg Clark K7RKT at bigredbee.com
Thu Jul 24 02:35:39 EDT 2008

BigRedBee, LLC

BigRedBee, LLC is pleased to announce the world's smallest, completely
integrated 5 watt 2 meter APRS/GPS transmitter.

Features include a frequency agile 2 meter RF transmitter (144 - 148
Mhz), integrated SiRFstar III GPS with patch antenna and 5 watts of RF
power  output. All on a single board measuring less than 1 1/4 x 3 3/4

The high sensitivity 20 channel WAAS capable SiRFstar III GPS allows
operation in areas where GPS reception is troublesome, including
"urban canyons", wooded areas, even inside buildings.

Nonvolatile on-board memory stores more than 1000 waypoints at a user
selectable rate which can be downloaded as a .kml file viewable via
Google Earth.

An integrated voltage regulator allows direct connection to an
automobile (or any unregulated 12V) power source  For truly portable
operation, you may  also provide power (4-9 volts) via (2)
lithium-poly (7.4v)  or (6) alkaline batteries (9.6v).

The transmitter supports fixed beacon rates, time slotting and
SmartBeaconing (TM) for dynamic transmission rates based on speed and
heading.  For periodic operation, the GPS power may be powered down
resulting in longer battery life.

For "high flying" projects, Trimble's Lassen IQ GPS module is also
available for an additional cost, allowing battery powered operation
above 18,000 meters.

Just plug in your SMA antenna and 12V power supply and you are on the air!

A BeeLine GPS 2MHP package deal is available for just $275, which
includes a water resistant plastic case, automotive (cigarette
lighter) power adapter and  an RS-232 serial programming interface.

RF transmit antenna and batteries are not included.

The BeeLine 2MHPGPS is available now, but built to order.

Please visit http://www.bigredbee.com for more information including
detailed  pricing and ordering information.


Greg Clark
BigRedBee LLC

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