Motorcycle Amateur Radio/GPS Tracking System Installation
To provide GPS tracking for the bike the system uses a Byonics
RTG APRS tracker. This device utilizes a TinyTrak 3 TNC, a 10 watt
2 meter transmitter and a 12v voltage regulator in one box. Along with a
receiver and a Diamond SG7500A antenna system, the system is "Ready-To-Go".
This system can provide GPS tracking using the position
provided by the GPS and transmitted through the transmitter on a frequency of 144.39
MHz. A network system called APRS uploads the position information to a
Internet web site call APRS.FI. By
using the Call sign of
KC8YVF-10, the bike can be tracked when the system is
For GPS navigation, a Garmin
Nuvi 255W is mounted to the dash area of the fairing.