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Antennas for a RavTrack vehicle tracking system

In a RavTrack system you will need antennas for vehicles, as well as base stations, and possibly repeaters if your particular system uses any repeaters.   Here will will discuss common antennas for all three uses. The Raveon “GX” series of tracking transponders used in a RavTrack system can be configured to operate as a vehicle […]

Filed under: Installation Information | Posted on May 28th, 2009 by John Sonnenberg | No Comments »

The versatile NMO antenna mount

A popular type of antenna mount is called an “NMO” which stand for new Motorola.  NMO mounts come in a variety of types and are frequently used especially when installing mobile antennas.  Whether you are installing an antenna on a vehicle or a fixed structure the NMO mount may be a good solution. The idea […]

Filed under: Installation Information | Posted on May 18th, 2009 by John Sonnenberg | No Comments »

M7 Heat Sinking and Duty Cycle

The M7 transceiver has a 5-watt RF power output rating.  In a typical application the units is in Standby or Receive mode most of the time.  A small fraction of the time, it is transmitting.  But when it transmits, the M7 begins heating up, dissipating about 8 watts of heat.   This depends upon the RF […]

Filed under: Hardware Information, Installation Information | Posted on March 23rd, 2009 by John Sonnenberg | No Comments »

Connecting the M7 to a Lowrance display

The M7 GX series of GPS transponders may be directly connected to a Lowrance Globalmap 540C or a Globalmap 840C navigation display. When connected, the Lowrance display map will show the location of the vehicle it is in PLUS the location of all other M7 transponders within radio range.  This unique feature allows one to […]

Filed under: Installation Information | Posted on March 7th, 2009 by John Sonnenberg | No Comments »