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APRS Tracker (part 1)

Earlier in the year I attended the EMF camp ( https://www.emfcamp.org). Since attending I’ve been chatting to some of the Amateur radio operators ( https://wiki.emfcamp.org/wiki/Villages:Amateur_Radio ) who attended.

One of the topics of discussion was about a project for the next camp in 2016. APRS seems likely and as I’ve still not got my GF radio setup at my grandads I need something radio related.

So this week as its payday I’ve ordered some parts to get my own APRS tracker up and running.

The list includes: –

  • Foxtrack APRS Tracker $20
    • http://www.foxdelta.com/products/foxtrak.htm
  • U-Blox GPS module £10
    • http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400607948490 (sorry if link expired)
    • http://www.u-blox.com/en/gps-modules/pvt-modules/previous-generations/neo-6-family.html
  • Baofeng UV5R TRRS Adapter
    • https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/qy523INb
  • Baofeng UV-6 (already own but under £30)
    • http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E4KCDAW (linked to Amazon as link shouldn’t change)

I’ll get some photos when parts other than the radio arrive.