I decided before Christmas on a change of plan. I sold to a friend (who is probably more adept at using the parts I got) the kit I had collected.
I then brought eBay a SainSonic AP510 which has the following features:- APRS Tracker VHF with GPS, Bluetooth, Thermometer, TF Card Support & use with APRSdroid.
So far I’ve used both modes and find the 1w on the built in function can be limited, but using with APRSDroid while not using RF is more likely to work. This may be down to not many iGates to receive APRS data near me.
Right, that’s enough for now I’m off for another walk being tracked on APRS too.