LightAPRS Tracker

Discussion in 'Ham Made Gear' started by TA2MUN, Mar 22, 2019.

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  1. TA2MUN

    TA2MUN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi,

    3 years ago I was googling about high altitude balloons and I ended up with pico (floater) balloon projects. I was really impressed with some amateur radio operators efforts to circumnavigate around the world with party balloons and track them.

    Six months later I got my amateur radio license and started flights with heavy APRS trackers. Since payload is very heavy, balloons maximum altitude never exceeded 9.000 meters and modules I used was not frequency agile.

    So we (TA2MUN and TA9OHC) decided to develop a lightweight, extendable, affordable and open source APRS tracker. Since our tracker is very light and frequency agile, it's very convenient for pico (floater) balloon and HAB (High Altitude Balloon) projects. LightAPRS Tracker has been developed for nearly two years now and has been proven on many flights.

    You can check out our tracker using following links:

    Github page : https://github.com/lightaprs/LightAPRS-1.0
    Shop : http://shop.qrp-labs.com/lightaprs

    Please do not hesitate to share if you have questions or comments about our tracker.

    TA2MUN
     
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  2. WN3F

    WN3F Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looks very nice. Does the radio antenna connect at the solder pads marked A1? SMA edge mount?
     
  3. TA2MUN

    TA2MUN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks :)

    Yes to A1 and it's SMA

    lightaprs-sma-connector.jpg
     
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