Cross Country Wireless APRS TNC Digi Tracker...now with USB, Bluetooth and high altitude GPS receiver
The APRS TNC Digi Tracker isn't just a mobile APRS tracker.
Connect to the USB port of a laptop, flick a switch and it also runs as a TNC with UI-View displaying local stations on the screen.
Flick another switch and it's a digipeater as well.
With the new Bluetooth version you can download a free Android app Digi Tracker Android from Google Play so that you can use your Android phone or tablet with the APRS TNC Digi Tracker as a head-up display and also to igate local APRS traffic to the APRS-IS (APRS Internet System).
Easy to program with our freeware APRS Messenger Lite program that also doubles as a receive only igate program.
Use with our freeware APRS Messenger program and it's an emergency communications message control station or satellite ground station for International Space Station packet radio.
It also has a built-in U-Blox Neo-6M GPS receiver with an internal dipole antenna and a SMA connector for use with an external GPS antenna.
Just the job for RAYNET or ARES emergency communications or just everyday APRS tracking!
Encodes and decodes 1200 bd APRS packets
Fill-in stand-alone APRS digipeater
Digi All option for special events and RAYNET emergency use
Mobile APRS GPS tracker
Now available with a built-in U-Blox Neo-6M GPS receiver with internal antenna and SMA external antenna socket
The U-Blox Neo-6M GPS receiver works at high altitude up to 50000 m for high altitude balloon operation
It can also feed GPS NMEA data out on the USB port to a PC for navigation and other programs
Bluetooth version can use an Android phone or tablet as a display and receive igate using Digi Tracker Android app
Programmable with any serial terminal program or CCW APRS Messenger Lite freeware program
Works with Winpack for converse packet radio.
Pin compatible with existing APRS trackers using a 9 way D type connector for the radio port
Uses the FTDI USB chip with drivers available for Windows, Linux and OS-X available here.
Provides transmit and receive audio and PTT connections for a 144 MHz (2 metre) FM transceiver
Power requirements 7 to 25V current consumption 100 mA
Complies with FCC Part 15 rules and EU specifications for EMC, RoHS and WEEE
Built to last with high grade components and reliable firmware in a tough ABS case
The video was produced by SurvivalTechNord from Finland and describes how to use the APRS TNC Digi Tracker with APRS Messenger Android app.
The APRS TNC Digi Tracker set-up FAQ sheet can be downloaded as a PDF file here .
For further information the Operating Manual can be downloaded as a 3.1 MB PDF file here.
The Digi Tracker Android app can be downloaded for free from Google Play or from the Digi Tracker Android web page.
The latest drivers for the FTDI USB IC used in the APRS TNC Digi Tracker can be downloaded here.
A zip file containing the UI-View configuration file and text document explaining how to set-up UI-View to work with the TNC can be downloaded here.
APRS Messenger Lite (a freeware set-up program and APRS receiver igate program for the APRS TNC Digi Tracker can be downloaded here.
The APRS TNC Digi Tracker is now available built and tested at a price of £109.95 + £14.00 international postage for the Bluetooth and USB version. This price also includes a connection cable for the Yaesu/Kenwood/Icom 6 pin MiniDIN data port.
You can order by Paypal in your local currency...
We also offer an upgrade service for customers with existing Digi Trackers so that they can have the Bluetooth device, revised firmware and hardware modifications fitted. This upgrade can also be fitted to the earlier serial versions of the Digi Tracker. The upgrade is priced at £20.00 plus the return shipping cost.
Contact Chris Moulding, G4HYG via info@
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APRS is a registered trademark of Bob Bruninga WB4APR. Click here to view Bob's website.
Cross Country Wireless is licensed by the trademark holder so that our APRS TNC/Digi/Tracker can be offered as a commercial product.
APRS is an international network of amateur radio stations providing real-time GPS based vehicle or event position reporting, weather reporting and simple message handling for educational, experimental or emergency use. APRS uses a common radio frequency of 144.800 MHz throughout Europe or 144.390 MHz in the USA. Digital repeating (digipeating) is used to extend the range of mobile and low power stations over a wider area. In addition to the radio network internet gateways provide a two-way port to the APRS-IS (APRS Internet System) so that stations local to the gateway can be seen worldwide on APRS viewing programs such as Xastir or UI-View.
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