TinyTrak

TinyTrak III

Stand Alone GPS Tracking Unit

TinyTrak3 is a GPS position encoder which, when connected to a GPS and a radio, will transmit its location at an adjustable rate. It works by modulating the GPS data into tones that can be transmitted through any radio system - UHF, VHF, Trunked. If you are looking for a tracking system using another technology you may like to look at our Choosing page. TinyTrak3 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.
TinyTrak3 adds the following features to the previous TinyTrakII:



   Power Saving feature with a power relay on SW2

   Burst after voice / Send Position Now input

   TimeStamped packets (both hour/minute/seconds and day/hour/minute)

   Serial inversion option for TTL GPS/computer

   Alternating Digi Paths

   Inverted Carrier Detect option for direct connection to some radios

   Support for Fixed Position status reports

   New Silk-screened solder masked printed circuit board

   Optional translucent case

   Reduced susceptibility to RF

TinyTrak3 also has the following features from the TinyTrakII:





   Decodes any NMEA-0183 compatible GPS sending $GPRMC or $GPGGA sentences.

   Transmits position, altitude, speed, and heading.

   Supports SmartBeaconing, which adjusts transmission rates to speed and turning.

   4 LEDs which show power, transmit, GPS status, and carrier detect.

   Can transmit position in MIC-E, or ASCII text format.

   Two configurations, with all user options switchable.

Weather Track

WXTrak is a weather information encoder which, when connected to a compatible weather staion and a radio, will transmit the weather data at an adjustable rate. It is a construction project based on the TinyTrak3, and provides an inexpensive way to transmit weather information without the need for a full TNC.

WXTrak is configured by connecting to a computer's serial port, and running a simple configuration tool which allows setting of all user options. It transmits the APRS weather protocol. Since it is designed around the TinyTrak3, It is available with an optional case.

Currently supported weather stations include the Radio Shack WX200, the Oregon Scientific WM-918, and the Peet Brothers Ultimeter 100, Ultimeter 800, Ultimeter 2000, and Ultimeter 2100. Future versions are expected to support Davis and Dallas 1-wire stations.

Pricing



TinyTrak Pricing
TinyTrak3 Kit - A$70   Includes a TinyTrak3 chip, PCB, and all components excluding cables. Includes Case
Weather Trak Kit - A$70   Includes a WxTrak chip, PCB, and all components excluding cables. Includes Case
TinyTrak3 Chip - A$38   With this chip, a TinyTrakII can be upgraded to all the functionality of a TinyTrak3
WeatherTrak Chip - A$40   With this chip, a TinyTrakII can be upgraded to all the functionality of a WeatherTrack.
TinyTrak3 Built and Tested - A$120   For those not interested in soldering together the kit. Case included.
WeatherTrak Built and Tested - A$110   For those not interested in soldering together the kit. Case included.
TinyTrak3 Case - A$10   The TinyTrak3 is designed to fit this translucent plastic case. The case is pre-cut with holes for the DB-9 connectors, and both the sheared PCB, and the non-sheared PCB will fit. Also suits the WeatherTrak.
Programming Cable - A$10   TinyTrak3 Female To Female Gender Changer needed to connect a TinyTrak3 to the computer for configuration.
GPS for TinyTrak - A$176   A cheap GPS with integrated voltage regulator to plug straight into the TinyTrak
Postage - A$5   Postage per order

TinyTrak Downloads
TinyTrak III   X     Configuration Software and Documentation
WxTrak   X     Configuration Software and Documentation
PalmPilot Software   X     Software for the PalmPilot to configure the TinyTrak and WxTrak

TinyTrak Support
TinyTrak on YahooGroups   X     The main support area for the TinyTrak

After ordering a kit or a chip, be sure to download the configuration software and documentaion. Download TINYTRAK3.ZIP Right click the link and choose "Save As..."
Please do not distribute TinyTrak, TinyTrakII, or TinyTrak3 software, firmware, or documentation without written permission from the author.
TINYTRAKII.ZIP is still available.

Postage - $A5


NOTE: This is *PER ORDER*, not per item.

Payments

We accept a number of payment methods. The most popular are Direct Deposit, Cheque and PayPal. B-Pay, PostBillPay and Credit Card are available too. To find out more about paying us, please visit our payments page

Orders can be placed by sending a cheque or money order to :-


Radioactive Networks
POBox 169
Ingleburn NSW 2565
Australia

When ordering please provide an email address so that I can advise when the units have been shipped.


A Gender Changer Null Modem Adapter is needed to connect a TinyTrak3 to a computer, or to connect TinyTrakII to a GPS.
The TinyTrak links page has references for support and ways others have used TinyTrak3.
GPS to Suit

Haicom Hi-204 series waterproof - $180