[pskmail] Re: Users Map again stuck

  • From: Ian Bennett <ibennett@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:28:07 +1000

        Have a look at tinytrak from Byonics (www.byonics.com) or the 
"Opentrackers" from Argent systems
(http://www.argentdata.com/products/aprs.html). I've used both and have settled 
on the Argent
Systems versions.
        I use these devices on both bands. For 2m, the tracker is installed 
inside a Motorola MCX-100 (old
commercial radio modified to operate on Amateur frequencies) and for 30m, it is 
inside a Wagner 1729
(1970's vintage, crystal controlled radio, popular with emergency services here 
in Australia), again
modified to operate on Amateur frequencies.
        I have both radios (plus a few more!!) installed in my Toyota Land 
Cruiser and with a PICAXE based
controller looking after power (delayed power off to ensure at least two posits 
are transmitted
before shutdown), the systems are set and forget. No PC (or java) required :-)
         The 30m coverage is truly amazing, with a lot of HF igates around the 
coast of Australia. I've
even got posits into New Zealand and the US from the middle of Australia. I've 
now set up a rx only
igate of my own in an attempt to give back to the AR community, some of what 
I've been enjoying for
years (Family and friends watching our progress on trips).


On 30/08/14 04:08, Christian LONGUET wrote:
> Hi dears,
> I don't know where and to whom I sould post my problem :
> The PSKMail Users Map is again stuck since the 08/27; it hapen verry often 
> and makes the system not
> reliable especialy when you are sailing and your friends and family are 
> following your cruse. I am
> seriously looking for an other tracking system
> Best 73s,
> Christian de F8DZE

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