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APRS Glider Tracker

I recently purchased an MT8000 APRS tracker from Byonics. I intend to test the tracker in a friends glider, to see how far we can track a glider in flight using VHF radio. I use a similar system in my 4WD on HF and VHF.

Using a VHF Radio, a EEEPC running UIView32 and the tracker, I should be able to track the glider for some distance.

The tracker comes just as a circuit board. I placed the MT8000 in a homemade PVC tube case with access to the data port via a removable cap. Here it is with the cap removed.


Here is the VHF radio with TinyTrack4 running as digipeater to send positions to other stations to be gated to the internet.

Here is a screen shot from the computer showing the tracker position on a digital map.

I am really looking forward to testing it in the air.

David

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