APRS is a popular method of geo-tracking over amateur radio. By combining a GPS, 2-meter transmitter and controller, stations can send their locations, and be tracked live with just a web browser.
The TinyTrak3Plus and TinyTrak4 are APRS controllers which can be connected between a GPS and any 2-meter radio to transmit a location to the APRS network.
The MicroTrak tracker line combines the TinyTrak controller with a GPS and built in transmitter. They are available in portable, car, and high altitude balloon versions, and are pre-configured with your amateur radio callsign.
Our serial GPS receivers included with products above are also available for individual purchase. We have outdoor-safe versions, modules and cables to connect these to radios and computers.
Transmitter Hunting Products
Transmitter Hunting, or Foxhunting, is a popular way to combine outdoor activity with the amateur radio hobby. The "Fox" hides a hidden transmitter, and the hunters use direction finding techniques to locate it.
The MicroFox line of hidden transmitters are small, self contained 2-meter transmitters designed for walking foxhunts.
The PicCon controller can be connected to any amateur radio to create a hidden transmitter. It is programmable and remote controllable via DTMF tones, and great for longer range hunts.
The AA1 is an active / offset attenuator that can be used to help find a hidden transmitter in the last few hundred feet when a radio's s-meter is maxed out. It conects to an HT's SMA connector and an antenna, and by tuning to an image frequency, the signal strength can be adjusted to bring it to a useable level.
We have interface cables to connect to most all popular amateur radios and power supplies as well and serial cables for computer connections, plus antennas for our MicroTrak and MicroFox products.