Hardware

Hardware

Contents:

  1. APRS-capable Transceiver
  2. TNC, Digipeaters and Modems
  3. APRS Trackers
  4. Weather Sensors
  5. Radio Direction Finding Equipment (RDF)
  6. Other APRS Hardware
  7. APRS Compatible GPS Units
  8. GPS Loggers
  9. Summary of APRS Devices

APRS-capable Transceiver

  • Alinco
    • Alinco DR-135 plus T2-135 S/M TNC which fits inside Alinco
    • Alinco DR-620T (Discontinued)
    • Alinco DR-635T
  • Argent Data Systems
    • FC-301/D – 5-watt transceiver includes an integrated Tracker2 TNC board.
  • Byonics
    • Micro-Trak TinyTrak4
    • Micro-Trak AIO (All In One)
  • Kenwood
    • Kenwood TH-D7A, TH-D7A(G), TH-D7E (Discontinued)
    • Kenwood TH-D72 – link
    • Kenwood TM-D700 (Discontinued)
    • Kenwood TM-D710
  • Yaesu
    • Yaesu VX-8R
    • Yaesu VX-8DR
    • Yaesu VX-8GR
    • Yaesu FTM-350R
    • Yaesu FTM-350AR

TNC, Digipeaters and Modems

  • AEA TNC PK-232MBX (see TimeWave)
  • Alinco EJ-41U – original TNC for Alinco DR-135
  • Argent Data Systems
    • Tracker 2 Kiss-only TNC/digipeater/tracker/anti-tracker
    • Tracker2 model OT2m aka OpenTracker 2m aka OT2m – link1 or link2
    • Tracker2 model T2-135 aka T2-135 – Tracker for Alinco DR-135
    • Tracker2 model T2-301 aka T2-301 aka FC-301/D – Tracker2 TNC board includes 5-watt transceiver
  • Byonics Portable Digipeater/Tracker
  • DRSI DPK-2
  • DRSI DPK-9600
  • Kantronics
    • Kantronics KAM-98 — (Discontinued)
    • Kantronics KAM-XL
    • Kantronics KPC-3 — (Discontinued)
    • Kantronics KPC-3+ — Packet Communicator, Full-function TNC/digipeater
    • Kantronics KPC-9612 — (Discontinued)
    • Kantronics KPC-9612+ — Packet Communicator
    • Kantronics KWM-1200+ Wireless Modem
    • Kantronics KWM-9612+ Wireless Modem
    • Kantronics MT1200 — Wireless Modem with optional embedded GPS
  • Kenwood RC-D710
  • MFJ
    • MFJ-1270 — TNC-2 Packet Controller
    • MFJ-1275
    • MFJ-1276
    • MFJ-1278
    • MFJ-8621A
    • MFJ-8621AX2
  • ĀµSmartDigi(tm) Digi and D-STAR Gateway
  • Paccomm
  • PacComm PicoPacket
  • SCS DSP-TNC/TRACKER ROBUST Packet Digipeater/Tracker[1]
  • TAPR
  • TimeWave
  • TinyTrak4
  • TNC-X — Kiss-only TNC
  • USB micro TNC PLUS
  • UIDIGI — Digipeater firmware for TNC2 (and compatible) TNCs

APRS Trackers

  • APRS Deluxe – ex: FoaPack from SQ2FOA
  • APRS Navigator
  • Aprstracker2 (uses PIC16F690)
  • Argent Data Systems
    • OpenTracker Rev 1
    • OpenTracker Rev 2
    • OpenTracker Rev 3
    • OpenTracker Rev 4
    • OpenTracker+ aka OT+ aka OT1+
    • OpenTracker1+ SMT aka OT1+ SMT – OT1+ w/receive capability
    • Tracker2 model OT2m aka OpenTracker 2m aka OT2m – link1 or link2
    • Tracker2 model T2-135 aka T2-135 – Tracker for Alinco DR-135
    • Tracker2 model T2-301 aka T2-301 aka FC-301/D – Tracker2 TNC board includes 5-watt transceiver
  • BeeLine GPS
  • DMATrak
  • EwaAVR – uses ATmega88, AVRGCC source
  • FoxTrak (uses PIC 16F84A)
  • FreeTrak Open source B.I.Y.S.(NEW)
  • HamHud Open source heads-up display for APRS (NEW version coming soon)
  • KF161-Tracker
  • KF163-Tracker
  • Micro-Trak
    • Micro-Trak 200 FA – a frequency agile 2-meter FM transmitter combined with a TinyTrak 3 controller chip
    • Micro-Trak 300 – Original 300mW Micro-Trak, without the 8 watt amplifier
    • Micro-Trak 8000 – An 8 watt version of the Micro-Trak 300
    • Micro-Trak 8000 FA – An 8 watt, frequency agile Micro-Trak
    • Micro-Trak AIO – Micro-Trak All-In-One portable Tracker
    • Micro-Trak BFT – 35 watt Micro-Trak transmitter
    • Micro-Trak TT4 – TinyTrak4 with a radio transceiver
  • MIM and another link: MIM
  • OZ4HZ’s Tracker with 5w transmitter
  • PocketTracker (Discontinued)
  • RTrak – All In One Tracker
  • TAPR Mic-Encoder (Discontinued)
  • TAPR Pic-Encoder (Discontinued)
  • TinyTrak
    • TinyTrak 1/2/3/3a
    • TinyTrak3+
    • TinyTrak4
    • TinyTrak4D – A TinyTrak4 with a 20×4 display and keyboard port
    • TinyTrak SMT
  • TigerTrak
    • TigerTrak TM-1 – link
    • TigerTrak TM-1+ – link
  • ZPac OpenTracker inside Handheld radio’s battery pack
  • SCS DSP-TNC/TRACKER ROBUST Packet Digipeater/Tracker[2]

Weather Sensors

  • AAG (One-wire)
  • Columbia Weather Systems (Capricorn Weather Stations)
  • Dallas Semiconductor (One-wire)
  • Davis
  • Flood Advisor
  • Heathkit/Questech
  • Huger
  • IDT Weather Station info. Sold by Huger/Oregon Scientific/Radio Shack
  • LaCrosse
  • Maximum Weathermax
  • MTECH Systems
  • OregonScientific
  • Peet Bros.
  • Qualimetrics
  • Radio Shack
  • Texas Weather Instruments (One-wire and Serial)

Radio Direction Finding Equipment (RDF)

  • Agrelo (discontinued)
  • DSP-RDF from Byonics
  • Montreal Doppler III

Other APRS Hardware

  • AntiTracker
  • AVR-based TNC
  • Linksys NSLU2 plus HamSlug or other alternate firmware
  • WL-500GP v1 running APRS4r firmware
  • SiteAlert Remote Site Monitor
  • Sound Card / Radio Interfaces
  • WhereAVR
  • GpsPlot Open source B.I.Y.S. – Decodes / displays to a GPS (NEW)
  • DataTrak Telemetry firmware for Tiny Trak 3 (NEW)
  • GSM APRS Based Unit with Open-source firmware/software

APRS Compatible GPS Units

  • Hand Held GPS
  • Vehicle GPS
  • GPS without Display

GPS Loggers

  • Kantronics KML-5000 – Logger aka Passive Tracker

Summary of APRS Devices

  • APRS Device Capabilities Chart