TinyTrak3Plus GPS position encoder - Deluo Universal GPS

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The Tinytrak3Plus with the Deluo Universal GPS are a excellent way to get APRS working mobile at low cost.

TinyTrak3Plus is a GPS position encoder which, when connected to a serial GPS and a radio, will transmit its location at an adjustable rate.
TinyTrak3Plus is a construction project providing an inexpensive way to build a mobile tracker without the need for a full TNC.
It is configured by connecting to a computer's serial port, and running a simple configuration tool which allows setting of all user options.
TinyTrak3Plus can power a 5V GPS, such as a Garmin GPS18 or a Deluo GPS WAAS.

TinyTrak3Plus has the following features:

This is my personal configuration and parameters for TinyTrak3Plus software :


Deluo Universal GPS is a cost effective solution that is both compact and portable, at less than three ounces, it's easy to tuck into your laptop bag or briefcase when traveling.
Enjoy superb performance thanks to the latest in Sony GPS Technology, delivering fastest satellite acquisition times to start navigating right away.

Deluo Universal GPS product description:

Performance Receiver chip Sony 4th Generation Chipset
12 Channel GPS Receiver
Receiver frequency 1575.42 MHz
Tracking L1, C/A Code
Sensitivity Acquisition: -139dBm
Tracking: -152dBm
Acquisition time Cold start: 45 sec. (average)
Warm start: 35 sec. (average)
Hot start: 2 sec. (average)
Position accuracy 2 m, 2DRMS
Time accuracy ▒1μ sec.
Update rate Once per second
Dynamics Altitude 18,000 m (max.)
Velocity 500 m/sec (max.)
Acceleration ▒4G (max.)
Electrical Power consumption 80mA @ 5V (typical)
Interface Input/Output NMEA 0183 2.2
Output message GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC
Baudrate 4800bps
Datum WGS-84
Serial port TTL / RS-232
Physical Dimension 41 x 41 x 18 mm
Weight 75 Gr
Operating temp. -40 ░C ~ +85 ░C
Storage temp. -55 ░C ~ +100 ░C
Humidity 5% ~ 95%
Waterproof Yes
LED indicator Power On/Off - Navigation


Deluo GPS

NOTA : I use the TinyTrak and GPS in my car as F5RRS-9 on the European APRS network (144.800MHz) since May 2006.


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Last update of this page: September 2006