Arrow is an opensource alternative to the plethora of 900MHz consumer trackers (Gotenna, Lyqn, ... ), but it actually works. Arrow leverages the Amateur Radio network APRS. http://www.curiouselectron.com
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Arrow is a TNC smashed together with a BLE/Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 2M band radio. The 2M band radio is capable of voice, AFSK, FSK, MSK, and GFSK, and is automatically retunable across the 2M band. The current functionality is listed below:
The hardware configuration byte of the K.I.S.S. protocol is used to select from a predefined table of frequencies. The K.I.S.S. protocol limits the configuration byte to...well...only a byte so a table is required. Currently, only 16 frequencies are defined to allow the 4 remaining bits to be used for future capablities.
The table consists of mustly channels on the 2M experiential band 145.5MHz - 145.8MHz w/ 25kHz channel spacing.
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You can view a quick terrible demo of Arrow being used with Linux's build into TCP/IP over AX.25 support here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh8neKRE4Ao&t=12s
In the video, I preview using the kiss-attach utility in Linux to attach to Arrow over a Bluetooth SPP connection, and ping another Arrow over AX.25. Arrow can also be used out of the box with APRSDroid, etc via the Bluetooth connection.
The current schematic is listed in this repository as a Arrow-Schematic.pdf.