[OZAPRS] Desert trekking
vk2hj69 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 18:45:18 EST 2014
The tt3 does beacon when powered on but it doesn't send out a position till
GPS is locked. So its just the callsign that beacons when powered on. As
soon as the GPS locks its send another packet with position data.
On 04/09/2014 5:30 pm, "Ian Bennett" <ibennett at tpg.com.au> wrote:
> Putting on my OpenTracker hat, they already do this; all my installations
> use it. Very handy when
> The opentrackers also "beacon on power on"; still waiting for that feature
> to be written into the
> TinyTrak 4 when in Smart Beaconing mode (18 months and counting).
> Another annoying habit of the TT3 is it will transmit on power on without
> GPS lock (even though it
> was programmed not to). I noticed this on a TT3 buried in a radio borrowed
> from a mate. No feedback
> as to when this will be fixed.
> Rant over.
> On 04/09/14 17:18, Ian wrote:
> >> Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2014 21:28:50 +1000
> >> From: Richard Murnane <richard.murnane at internode.on.net>
> >> To: Australian APRS Users <ozaprs at aprs.net.au>
> >> Subject: Re: [OZAPRS] Desert trekking
> >> Message-ID: <B4B8C132-74A7-4274-B980-17087C8835F4 at internode.on.net>
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> > ~Snip ~
> >> I've always thought it would be nice to have a ?beacon now? button
> >> on the TT3, for those times when you want everyone to know where you
> >> are right now. Of course, one can always cycle the power and wait a
> >> minute for the GPS to lock again.
> >> 73 Richard VK2SKY
> > I'm going from memory, but didn't some models of the Tinytrack have a
> 'PTT In' pin on the DE-9, and you could configure it to send off a beacon
> after the PTT was released? You could connect a push button to ground and a
> pullup resistor to that, tweak the settings (possibly under MIC-E?) and see
> how you go.
> > Regards,
> > Ian ZL1VFO
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