[islandlabs] Here's a bunch of APRS and microcontroller info

Burns, William burns at cshl.edu
Mon Jan 18 00:31:05 EST 2010


The last link might be the most interesting.
It might provide a way to get GPS, cell-phone comms, and all sensors
working!


Circuit diagrams for "FoxDigi" PIC based APRS Digipeater:
http://www.foxdelta.com/products/foxdigi.htm
Available assembled, or as kit.

Build info for an AX.25 system using PIC16F84 + MX614(BELL 202 modem
chip)
http://www.tapr.org/kits_pic-e.html

PIC 16F88 $25 TNC
http://www.n9cx.net/tnc_pages/construction/construction.htm
http://www.n9cx.net/BobBall.htm

The APRS frequency:
144.390 MHz

Radiometrix FM transmitter: (available in 144.390 version; 300mw;
advertized 10km range, modified to 600km)
Part number: HX1-169.390-3
http://www.radiometrix.co.uk/dsheets/hx1.pdf

Micro-Trak 300 used w/ Radiometrix HX1 in balloon application
http://bear.sbszoo.com/construction/traker/utrak1.3/utrak-V1-3.htm

MX146 a perfect APRS tracker transmitter, perfect for balloon payloads
$70
https://www.argentdata.com/files/srb-mx146lv.pdf
http://www.rpc-electronics.com/rf.php
https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id
=134

Arduino $20 GPS logger shield kit - v1.1 
http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=98
EM-406A $60 GPS Module
http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=99

Interfacing Arduino with a Telit GM862
http://tinkerlog.com/2009/05/15/interfacing-arduino-with-a-telit-gm862/
GM862 Cellular Quad Band Module with GPS $160
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=7917
GM862 breakout board $30
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=277
Quad-band Cellular Duck Antenna SMA
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=675
Multi-band GPS/GSM/WiFi Antenna
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=8724

!!!
Interfacing the PIC 16F88 to the GM862, I2C, 1wire, temperature,
humidity, barometer, etc. complete w/ PCB layout!!!
http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorial/WeBBS/WeBBS-Final%20Report.pdf
!!!


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