Flight Tracking

Rocket tracking is always recommended to make your projects easier to locate after landing. Tracking can range from inexpensive beepers that aid in locating, to comprehensive GPS tracking systems. This page will provide links to different types of vendor tracking systems, as well as a running list of frequencies that are currently in use. Please note that many tracking systems require an amateur radio license, however there are a number of choices that do not. The lists below include both.

RDF – basically radio beepers, and you follow the signal strength with a directional antenna
http://www.bigredbee.com/BeeLine.htm ** user can change frequency
http://www.com-spec.com/rocket/
http://www.walstonretrieval.com/section-1.htm
http://www.radiotracking.com/transmitters-2/xlf-3v
http://www.merlin-systems.com/rocketry.html

GPS – Uses satellites to acquire a location, which you follow using a handheld
http://www.bigredbee.com/
http://altusmetrum.org/
http://entacore.com/electronics/aimxtra
http://www.eggtimerrocketry.com/page45.php
http://www.tragiclittleaerospace.com/
http://www.sainsonic.com/ap510-aprs-tracker-vhf-with-gps-bluetooth-thermometer-tf-card-support-aprsdroid.html
http://www.byonics.com/
http://www.multitronix.com/

In case you are considering radio-based tracking, you might want to try to avoid frequencies that others use. Its not critical, as they won’t be in use all the time, but if you have choices, it might be good to select one that is not used. Please let me know to add your frequencies to the list.

LM: 213.061 MHz
DM: 216.107 MHz

JD:
216.400 MHz
216.058 MHz

RA:
217.35 MHz
218.55 MHz

JR:
LLE: 219.405 Mhz
LLE: 219.255 Mhz
AP510: 144.315 Mhz
AP510: 146.345 Mhz
BY: 145.435 Mhz
BY: 147.435 Mhz
BRB: 431.525 Mhz

AC:
BRB: 433.940, 433.040 MHz
Eggfinder: 925 MHz