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thom9894

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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?).

Thoughts, comments, advice? Thanks!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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

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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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LL Electronics. Main market is falconry. Tiny RDF transmitters and hand held receivers and antennas. Uses ISM band, no license necessary.
 

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Walston no longer sells or repairs his transmitters and receivers due to poor health. All the Walston RDF equipment was made by https://wildlifematerials.com/ They still sell the transmitters, receivers, and antennas.
 
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