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What goes into a Tracker?
Data Source: GPS Receiver
TNC (Radio Modem)
- TNC, Radio with built in TNC, TinyTrac
- Transmitter or Transceiver
- Plan for 7 day power outage
A tracking station, a tracker, incorporates a GPS receiver, a TNC that is capable of converting the raw position information produced by the GPS into APRS packets, a radio transmitter, and a power supply. For disaster purposes, planning for all APRS equipment should include plans for managing power over a three day long power outage.