[islandlabs] Model Rocketry GPS Tracker

Tony Biondo tonyb at tonybox.net
Tue Sep 14 19:30:00 EDT 2010


I have a venus gps module and antenna from sparkfun.

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9133

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On 14 Sep 2010, at 17:24, "Burns, William" <burns at cshl.edu> wrote:

> 
> The TI CC1050 Single Chip Very Low Power RF Transmitter
> http://focus.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/cc1050.pdf
> Under $2.50 in quantities of 1000...
> http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/cc1050.html
> It's probably too short range for us.
> 
> It's used in this product:
> http://www.altusmetrum.org/TeleMetrum/
> Which sells for over $300.
> 
> But.. that product includes a GPS device:
> http://www.skytraq.com.tw/download/Venus634LP_PB_v1.pdf
> http://www.skytraq.com.tw/
> http://www.skytraq.com.tw/news20080519.htm
> 
> And a GPS antenna:
> http://www.taoglas.com/antennas/GPS_Antennas/Internal_GPS_-_Active_Patch_Modules/
> 
> I haven't found prices for those...
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