particular project is targeted to make a simple, low power, Plug-in
Module for FoxView2, An APRS LCD Viewer.
VixenTrak is similar to FoxDigi
detailed elsewhere on this site. However, in this application its
role is limited to transmit APRS Position beacon without a GPS (Home
Station Use) and act as a Digipeater.
VixenTrak is designed to
APRS Position without a GPS
2. Act as
a Digipeater for the Radio connected to FoxView2
configuration thru Hyper-Terminal
RS232 interface to your PC
to use GPS at 9600 or 4800 baud.
VixenTrak uses a MX232 to get true RS232
levels. When used with FoxView2, you will require a Null-Modem
adapter to configure VixenTrak.
“RX”, “TX” and “Power” activity
LEDs are provided for observing VixenTrak Activity.
User data (Station Call Sign etc) is stored in
PIC88 by using a simple window’s program called
To enter Configuration Mode, install VixenTrak
on FoxView2 and connect a serial cable using a null modem.
Open HyperTerminal and set it up for 4800N1. Apply power to FoxView2 & a message will appear. Type,
“help” to get list of commands or Type “Disp” to see present
content of PIC’s Flash.
If you like to know how VixenTrak can be
configured and how you can proceed with Hyper-Terminal, please refer
to related document available for download below.