GSM/GPS trackers?

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  1. UAV Man

    UAV Man Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of a drone friendly GSM/GPS tracker I can get for my drones should they decide they've had enough of me and try to escape!!
     
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    You can find a list of trackers that would be small enough to mount here. Mounting them on the Mavic might be tricky though.
     
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    Perfect, just need to check the UK laws now... They can be a little awkward with this type of device especially when 'radio frequencies' are involved. :)
     
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    I personally use the PocketFinder tracker. It is currently a 2G device so I will probably be upgrading to a 3G device in the near future.
     
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    Nice site mavic help.. lots of useful stuff mentioned there !
     
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    Just had a look at the pocketfinder, do you have this mounted to your Mavic? The dimensions are pretty big considering the small area on the Mavic.
     
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    I haven't mounted it yet. When I do I will report back. ;)
     
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    Great info although such conflicting info on reviews on amazon and ebay, dont know what to beleive. I would have thought numerous pilots might have had some real life first-hand knowledge. I purchased the trackimo, new for $85 before noticing it was the 2g model but picked it up way below the +115 prices. I think i may return it before opening it. I like the extended batt life of the marco polo but don't know seeking system with hand held device would work out. I guess time will tell. I will share my experience if i buy one. thanks for the great support, this is a fantastic forum.
     
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    FYI - PocketFinder sent me an email today stating that AT&T 2G service for them is done January 2017 (next month) so you ONLY want a 3G tracker from here on out in the USA.
     
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    Yep, T-Mobile will still keep 2G GSM around for the time being, but most of the trackers seem to use AT&T towers. Anyone buying a GSM tracker at this stage should absolutely stay away from anything that's 2G.
     
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    Canceled my order, now pondering ordering 3G model of same type or other alternative, but think I want to stay with gps type, Che
    Cheap insurance even if it's 5 bucks month after the free 12 months Thanks for the heads up about 2g model everyone even if it were to stay around a while,
     
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