With this kit it becomes very easy to create an APRS tracking system.
The kits contains a professional quality gold plated circuit board, all parts, incl. a programmed PIC16F690 and a compact enclosure.
The circuit board fits a 6 pin mini-DIN connector which allows direct plug-in of a Navilock GPS receiver, and a DB-9 connector. This DB-9 connector can be connected a PC for configuration of callsign and other parameters. Different pins on the same DB-9 carry the audio and other signals to connect to a transceiver during normal operation.
The included PIC16F690 microcontroller is pre-programemd with aprstracker versie 0.11 firmware. This is an open source firmware for PIC based APRS trackers such as e.g. TinyTrak. Aprstracker firmware interpretes the RMC, or GGA and VTG strings from a connected GPS receiver to determine position, height, speed, and course. Aprstracker firmware was originaly designed by Jeroen/PE1RXQ. Version 0.7 was the first public release. This was also the version that was used in the first series of KF161-Trackers. Nowadays aprstracker is being maintained by Arno/PE1ICQ. The current version is 0.11 and this is the version that is being used in the current series of KF161-, KF163-, and of course this APRS-Tracker.
APRS-Tracker module DIY Kit,
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