21 Sep 2012

GPS tracking?

Some help needed......

When out in the field locally receiving my VLF and LF test transmissions from home, it would be very helpful to be able to plot signal strength against location. For example, if doing a drive test, with an E-field probe antenna on the car feeding an LF RX and PC audio package such as Spectran, it would be excellent to be able to plot a map or database showing field strength and location. Now I have to confess I haven't a clue where to start! My knowledge of GPS is almost zero and my PC skills are limited to MS Word and simple spreadsheets in Excel (some years ago). So, if anyone knows of a SIMPLE way of achieving this goal please let me know.

On a related subject, what is the best, low cost, pocket GPS tracker that would record a walk (distance, track taken, times) and allow this to be plotted on a map when one gets home?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Roger

Same here and not enough hours in the day .
Currently working on new kitchen after going to work, also our cocker spaniel puppy is a handfull and needs lots of long walks. Radio has gone on the backburner.

KR Tony

David said...

Hi Roger,

There is a simple product marketed by i-gotU for photographers and sports. It's basically a matchboxed sized GPS Rx with a button. You push the button to log the GPS co-ordinates. I've used one for just this sort of thing. It will also record continually. Imports to its own softwar, but willl export tracks and points to google maps / google earth.

Link t device I have : https://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&safe=off&q=i-gotU&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&biw=1537&bih=962&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=13730446510945462025&sa=X&ei=bJpdUInNN6nK0QWsp4HICA&ved=0CDUQ8wIwBQ

regards,

David G7UVW
(really must finish my version of your 4m transverter)

Anonymous said...

Reply should be In your postt about projects

Tony