[Balloons] beeline tracker

Don - KM0R km0r at km0r.net
Thu Jun 23 15:47:39 CDT 2011

If we go with UHF, just remember we'll have to deploy some receiving
stations who can gate the data to the APRS-IS for us.  I kind of like the
UHF idea, but am open to discussion of either.


Don M.


From: balloons-bounces at mail.k0si.net [mailto:balloons-bounces at mail.k0si.net]
On Behalf Of Dave Larsen
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2011 09:12
To: Balloons at mail.k0si.net
Subject: [Balloons] beeline tracker


Folk --

Bob W0BUX has offered to donate one of the other of these two trackers to
our Balloon effort.


Comment on which we should prefer?




Yesterday I ran a battery life test on the Beeline BLGPS 2M tracker, powered
by a 7.4v 1800mAh lithium battery.  Nominal output was set to 5W with
transmissions every minute.  After nearly ten hours the output power was
still over 5W.  I haven't yet tested the 70CM version - I have to check to
see if I have the correct battery.


The 2M BLGPS weighs 45 grams and the battery is 74 grams.




Bob  W0BUX


KV0S - Dave Larsen
Columbia, MO, USA

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