[aprssig] "Smart" vs. "dumb" trackers

Fredric Moses fred at moses.bz
Mon Jun 23 10:04:26 EDT 2014

We have replaced all our byonics based TT3’s or “dumb” trackers with the argent data OTUSB or T3 devices… plug in play upgrades no wiring changes needed… Was plug in play with our existing fleet and now we have 2 way smart trackers….  Even upgraded the GPS to the Nuvi350 for the T2/T3 devices so they could support messaging.

Fredric Moses - W8FSM - WQOG498
fred at moses.bz

On Jun 23, 2014, at 9:40 AM, Andrew Pavlin <AndrewEMT at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings, all.
> After dealing with some issues this weekend at a public service event with constantly having to reset "dumb" trackers and not being able to reliably see mixed "dumb" trackers and full-function APRS radios (Kenwood D710), I was wondering:
> Does anyone know of a reasonably priced and reasonable performance "smart" tracker? That would be a tracker with a receiver (so it doesn't depend solely on timeslotting to avoid packet collisions)? Having some minimal UI on the tracker so messages could be sent back to it from the Net Control Station position would be a plus.
> Tying up a Kenwood D72 is kind of overkill (especially on price). Anyone have any ideas in this area?
> Andrew, KA2DDO
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