# Non-HAM Tracker

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#### thom9894

##### Member
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After wasting a ridiculous amount of time recovering my 2nd HPR flight, I need to invest in tracking. Currently flying to around only 2500' AGL in Argonia. Once I get my L2 I may throw a long-burn J in Norad Pro and go to 7500', or Rocksim tells me my Nike-Zeus can hit 10k with a long-burn K.

Not interested in a radio technician test. Also don't know how to solder. Seems like my two options become Featherweight GPS or a Marco Polo. Unfortunately I don't have an iPhone, so that complicates Featherweight (unless an iPad can run it?).

#### mbeels

##### Yes balsa
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I've not tried it myself, but I've heard great things about Marco Polo. I'd be curious to try it some time.

Big Red Bee

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#### cerving

##### Owner, Eggtimer Rocketry
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You don't necessarily need to know how to solder to get an Eggfinder... there are people out there that have made a cottage industry out of assembling them. PM me if you're interested.

#### thom9894

##### Member
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Big Red Bee
I assume you mean the BRB900? Why that over the others?

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I need to invest in tracking. [...]
Not interested in a radio technician test. Also don't know how to solder. Seems like my two options become Featherweight GPS or a Marco Polo. Unfortunately I don't have an iPhone, so that complicates Featherweight (unless an iPad can run it?).
You didn't specify the budget, thus in the descending order of \$:
- MultiTronics: https://www.multitronix.com/
- Telemetrum: https://altusmetrum.org/index.html
- MissileWorks: https://www.missileworks.com/

#### seth_cooper

##### Well-Known Member
I assume you mean the BRB900? Why that over the others?
Yes the brb900

I have the missile works RTx/GPS, T3, brb900 and an old fashioned Walston Rf tracker. The brb900 gets used most often.

It's a simple stand alone system. Small. Good battery life. Good range. Plug the coordinates into any GPS map app and walk to your rocket.

It resilient enough that I wrap it in bubble wrap and stuff it in any sealed section of the rocket.

There isn't a bad GPS tracker except no GPS tracker. Some systems are Apple or Android specific.

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