ArcticTracker

The ArcticTracker aims to be a successor to the abandoned PolaricTracker, with modular design, new functionality and a significantly lower pricetag.

This page will be updated as the project moves along..

 

What we want:

  • Waterproof
  • 5W+ Tx
  • 24H+ operational time
  • Internal storage for high resolution track-recording.
  • Bluetooth/WiFi capable addon module
  • iGate capable
  • KISS TNC capable
  • One-button operation

We’re currently looking at the following modules:

  • $43 – Teensy3 -> (http://www.ebay.com/itm/131422589157)
  • $13 – VHF RTx -> (http://www.ebay.com/itm/191210888951)
  • $21 – 5W PA -> (http://www.ebay.com/itm/221469229136)
  • $08 – GPS -> (http://www.ebay.com/itm/251878598698)
  • $04 – Bluetooth -> (http://www.ebay.com/itm/221539731840)
  • $04 – WiFi -> (http://www.ebay.com/itm/171595396702)
  • $07 – Box -> (http://www.ebay.com/itm/331151027423)

This should give a price tag around $100, not including PCB and battery pack. Hopefully we’ll manage to keep this below $150.

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