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Offline Greekman

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Sort rack and GPS microphones?
« on: November 28, 2018, 12:43:00 PM »
I stumbled on this: http://www.sartrack.co.nz
It seems to be a custom free program to track SAR teams by use of GPS radio microphones, which transmit a stream of location data through in the voice channel. 
Like these: https://www.midians.com/specs/gps-speaker-microphones/ts-130-sm1g

What would you think of the concept and how could it be implemented in a survival group?

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Re: Sort rack and GPS microphones?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 03:58:21 PM »
It is some cool tech; however, the hand set set should be able to decode and display.  This way the base station won't have to be maned or used to allow interception for the man down feature.   Base station could use info to plot where each active hand set is located and would be ideal to determine search grid area.

For small teams this might work better:  https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/576031   

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Re: Sort rack and GPS microphones?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 04:36:26 AM »
Thanks for your response.  The Garmin solution is elegant and handy detween group members etc.
Though it might be limited by the band and the built in antenna.

Seems one should also check the Dmr radios for position indexing.

BTW. Excuse my lack of diligence.  The mobile converted "SARTrack"  in the title,  to 'sort track'  without me noticing

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Re: Sort rack and GPS microphones?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 07:48:24 PM »
My wife and I have had the Garmin RINOs for years.  I agree:  I wish they had a non-fixed antenna.  They do have decent range when compared to the bubblepack radios they share the bands with though.
Other than that, we've gotten some really good use out of them.  They haven't gotten us out of a pickle - but they've kept us out of a few!

 

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Re: Sort rack and GPS microphones?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 10:14:52 PM »
tOP RATED RADIO ,FOR SURE.i,ONCE AGAIN,REFUSE TO GIVE IN TO CANCER.

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Re: Sort rack and GPS microphones?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 07:47:23 AM »
Glad to see you online Carl. Wishing you well.

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Re: Sort rack and GPS microphones?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2018, 12:19:28 PM »
tOP RATED RADIO ,FOR SURE.i,ONCE AGAIN,REFUSE TO GIVE IN TO CANCER.

Hang in there Carl, Merry christmas !