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caveman

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I bought these a while ago and never actually flew them. I build up the mini TX with a new wire antenna radio and it works great. The larger is a full size version 1.1, works as well. I never managed to get the gps tracking to read on my Linux computer so I'm letting them go. These are meant to be used with the Digi XTCU software for configuration (works perfectly) but never got them communicate with any Linux gps software (I am a Linux noobie, so no surprise there). Maybe Windows is better for this application?

These are 250mW 900Mhz radios and you don't need a HAM license to operate them. Supposedly and 28 mile LOS range.

Includes a few new antennae, one long, one mid size, and a short 2" for those tight fits (not shown), and a usb cable.

Asking $150 shipped for all three. I do have a small lipo but don't like shipping them.

Thank You
Brian

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What frequency or is the frequency programmable? If they are programmable NMEA trackers on the 900Mhz band an EggFinder LCD receiver might work with these. Kurt
 

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You can feed the RX's data into the serial port instead of the Hope RF radio, and it should work fine. Just make sure they're all at 9600/8/N/1.
 

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Yeah, but that takes "wires" if they're tunable might be easier to forego cabling. Kurt
 

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These are 902 Mhz to 928 MHz according to the Digikey website, but are not programmable as far as I know. The full size TX is soldered directly to the board. The mini and the receiver both have pins and the radios are removable, so if you have another receiver, you can build another mini for pretty cheap. I bought this partially setup for 105, then added 70 dollars to complete the mini and antennae.

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For reference, the one on the right is the receiver, plugged in via mini usb. Then ones on the left are the full size TX and the mini.
 

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Shoot, thanks for the information. I was hoping it would have been workable with a Hope receiver/EF LCD. Kurt
 

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Price lowered to $130 shipped for all three of these! Somebody grab them today. We need the funds for Boy Scout backpacking gear for my son.

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Brian
 
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