aprs tracker for my truck

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KM6LOU, Nov 11, 2019.

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  1. KM6LOU

    KM6LOU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi everyone, I'm interested in using aprs for my truck. I did a web search on aprs tracker kit and came up with a few websites. Can anyone give me your experience with byonics or argent tracker.
    Thanks, Pete
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  2. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi, I've bought many Byonics products. Generally pretty happy with them. I have a MicroTrak RTG in my truck. 10W is fine around town. Consider a better antenna if you're driving around hills and toilets. The 6 pin mini DIN comes apart easily in a mobile environment, find a way to really strap it down.

    PS Once you get started... I keep a paper list of all my devices and SSIDs.
  3. N3HGB

    N3HGB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have had extremely good luck with Byonics products. I would definitely recommend them. Do not forget that setting transmit tone levels (deviation) is CRITICAL to any tracker. If you don't have a service monitor, set the tracker to transmit test tones and monitor on a receiver. Back off the gain until the volume just starts to go down. If you overdrive the transmitter, the tones will be distorted and not decode on the other end.

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