Pete's project page is at http://www.tfs.net/~petek/RDF/70cm.html
I adapted the original design to use the simpler oscillator circuit from
Pete's sonic beacon project instead of the morse code generating PIC chip.
Good luck! This is a really cheap way to get into Radio Direction Finding.
The sonic locator beacon is also a good & simple project.
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If you are among the electronically inclined you could build your own FM
tracking transmitter, check out the site at:
The parts will cost you less than $20.00 at Radio Shack,
including the circuit board.
Also, check out Jerry Baumeister's site at:
for a small model rocket sonic locator that you can build,
tips on making a directional locator from a small hand held FM radio
receiver, and radio tracking transmitter kits.
I also heard on RMR that pages 37-42 of the July 1999 issue of Popular
Electronics contains an article titled:
Experimenting with Small FM Transmitters.
Bruce S. Levison, NAR # 69055
> Someone (everyone) send/post suggestions on some kind of light weight
> electronic recovery assistance device. (The wind is KILLIN' me here on the
> mini dry lake) "UP UP and AWAY" is beginning to have a whole different
> It's gotta' be light weight (duh) C engine-able.
> I can solder a little but would consider just ordering one if they are
> How much $?
> Working distance?
> Line of sight only?
> Payload weight #?
> Thanks in advance
I have been involved with model rocketry for many years now. I really enjoy
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