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I am setting up my car for APRS. Which GPS unit would anyone recommend? The radio I will be using is a Kenwood 733A. I do not have a TNC yet and would like suggestions for that piece too.

 

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73

K4Gap

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the tinytrak 3 is great

 

as for GPS, I recommend you get an oem gps sensor

 

take a look at the following link

 

http://www.garmin.com/oem/

 

the important thing is for the GPS reciever to have NMEA data output format so the TT3 can translate that for your radio

 

good luck. APRS is interesting and fun

 

- Pat W. VE7DPT

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quote:
as for GPS, I recommend you get an oem gps sensor

 

That depends. I thought about it for a while. I really like to play with my GPS while travelling, see waypoints (and GeoCaches) as I approach them and watch the track.

 

I can't do that with a oem sensor. But a Garmin 72 works just great for the purpose and has a nice large display as a bonus. The Garmin 72 uses the standard round Garmin power plug, I got my plugs from Purple Open Projects. To keep the GPS in my view and from bouncing around the dash I mounted it using a RAM rubber coated lead base.

 

If you just want to report your position with APRS and nothing else the OEM GPS's are great. No interaction required. If you use APRS and navigate I'd recommend going with a real GPS. Use external power and connect data to a TinyTrak...

 

Adi

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I'm working on an APRS payload for the rocket shown in my avatar.

 

With basic GPS recievers available for $100 or less, why not one of those?

 

Are the electronics and antenna far superior in the OEM modules, or are the consumer recievers just cheap to to mass production?

 

Thanks

George

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I would like some more information on the tinytrak, many on how it works.

 

I'm need to APRS.

 

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Thomas B. Bonham

kd7pfc@arrl.net

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quote:
Originally posted by Acuracura:

 

as for GPS, I recommend you get an oem gps sensor

 


 

Or, you can get them FREE as I discussed in THIS POST.

 

Just add 4 wires, and away you go. Just think of catching one kinda like being on a geocache outing. You need to follow the clues (radio signals) to get the treasure.

 

If you want to discuss it further, lets not steal this thread, reactivate the other from the URL above.

 

Mike. Desert_Warrior (aka KD9KC).

El Paso, Texas.

 

Citizens of this land may own guns. Not to threaten their neighbors, but to ensure themselves of liberty and freedom.

 

They are not assault weapons anymore... they are HOMELAND DEFENSE WEAPONS!

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