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PIC16F84A APRS Tracker & GPS Encoder: FoxTrak

PIC16F84A APRS Tracker & GPS Encoder: FoxTrak-M
4x20 LCD APRS Terminal / Viewer:  FOXVIEW2
PIC16F628A 4x20 LCD APRS Viewer: FoxView
 
VixenTrak: GPS-Less Position Encoder for FoxView2
 
FoxDigi: 1200baud APRS Tracker/TNC/Modem
 

 

  LCD APRS STAND ALONE TERMINAL: FoxView2
FOXVIEW2:
 

Previous version web page is here....

 

Pictures of the FoxView Kits built by Radio Amateurs:
         C/S           
F8ACF

JA1OGS

F1SRC

K7SFN-9

  

 FoxView2 Config Setup Guideline by

JA0POR

 

 

 Articles & Websites in other Languages on this Project 
Japanese Web Page by Art Takahashi/ JA1OGS
 
FOXVIEW was the first amateur radio project ever built for radio amateurs to view APRS packets without a PC or expensive APRS Enabled Radio Equipment. 

FoxView2 is called an APRS Terminal. Intended for Base Station use, FoxView2 will do following for you:

1. Its an LCD APRS Viewer with Filters.

2. A Tracker with GPS#

3. A GPS-less APRS Position encoder##

4. A stand-alone (No PC) Digipeater##

5. An advanced tracker with FD-OT+ tracker module*

6. A Kiss TNC and 1 Wire APRS WX Station*


# = With FoxTrak Module

##= With VixenTrak Module

* = with FD-OT+ module

Designed with a large 4x20 Characters Back-lite LCD Display, FoxView2 includes a Modem/TNC, an analog switch and a plug-in tracker module.

FoxView2 requires an audio input from your receiver or transceiver and a DC 12V supply. FoxView2 is basically designed as an APRS Terminal for your ham shack.

In addition to monitor APRS activities, it may be used as a kiss TNC or a home 1Wire APRS Weather Station. In either case, you can view data coming from your radio as well as coming from installed tracker, on large 4x20 LCD.

FoxView2 includes an effective active audio filter, an MX614 Modem Chip, an analog switch 74HC4053 and a PIC16F628A micro-controller. All chips are in DIP packages.

After all these goodies, it should not cost a fortune. In fact, with few components from here & there, you will be able to build this APRS Terminal yourself & enjoy APRS activities.

FoxView2 will be available in kits with a choice of a FoxTrak or VixenTrak module. 

Additional option of FD-OT+ type of module may be available to those looking for better tracker functionality and 1Wire WX support. 

However, it should be kept in mind that FoxView2 is designed for home use and not for moving/portable use. Basic concept of providing a GPS-Less module which also works as a Digipeater, is to use this unit in an Amateur Base Station to monitor APRS activities all the day without a PC.  

 

Completed pictures of FoxView2 with OT+ Module:
 

FoxView2 with Add-on Tracker Module.

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Foxtrak Plug-in module for FoxView2
 
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A Tracker Module with GPS and smart beaconing.

VixenTrak:  Plug-in module for FoxView2
 
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APRS Position Encoder without a GPS and a Digipeater.
 

FD-OT+ Tracker Module for FoxView2: Option

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This module provides: Tracker with or Without GPS, 1Wire Wx Station and a Kiss TNC


FoxView2 uses all standard DIP packages, including MX614.

FoxView2 will be available with a choice of any of the above three tracker modules: FoxTrak, VixenTrak and FD-OT+

 FoxView2 Doc & Schematic:
      Status

29th Sept 08

 
Technical Info Doc
 
Schematic of FoxView2 PART A JPG
 
Schematic of FoxView2 PART B

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Schematic A+B

  
Schematic of FoxTrak-Module

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Schematic of VixenTrak Module

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Schematic OT+ Module

FoxView2 Menu Details
FoxView Firmware

 
FV2 Config guide by JA0POR

 
 Resources:
FoxTrak Config. Utility
VixenTrak Config. Details
OT+ Config. Utility
OT+ Manual & Firmware

  
  Note:
FoxView2 is now replaced by FoxView(Rev3)

PCB of FV2 may be available from Foxdelta School Projects Website.

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