- The 2 meter and 70 centimeter devices transmit on amateur radio frequencies and require a license to operate.
- The 900 Mhz transmitter uses an FCC approved device. No license is required.
- The 2 meter and 70 centimeter devices send standard APRS datapackets at 1200 baud. Packets can be received and decoded using industry standard receivers
- The 900 Mhz device uses a proprietary format. Packets can be received and decoded using a matching 900 Mhz receiver provided by BigRedBee, LLC
- All devices use the u-blox MAX-7 GPS module. These modules are proven to maintain lock at altitudes over 100,000 feet.
- 2M: 5 watts
- 70cm: 100mw
- 900Mhz: 250mw
- The 70cm and 900 Mhz transmitters are powered by an optional 900 mAh single cell LiPo battery
- The 2M transmitter has a voltage input range of 4.0 to 9.0 volts. The automotive version has an external linear regulator that allows operation from 8.0 to 16.0 Volts
On Board memory
- All transmitters have an integrated non-volatile memory that records waypoints for 2+ hours at 1 Hz (user programmable) for later download to a KML file that can be viewed in Google Earth