Nov 21, 2012, 02:31 AM
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Peter, If I place an order for a beacon, will I get the one with the USB charger? I would prefer that one with VOX capability.
yes, will ship new version

here is picture how to connect audio to video TX if you do FPV,
because of automatic gain control output signal has little or no distortion , can hear motor and servo sounds or voices
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Nov 21, 2012, 05:56 AM
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Thx Peter, order placed!

Marty Ester
Nov 21, 2012, 06:19 AM
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Peter, you got my PM​​?
Nov 26, 2012, 03:21 AM
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To fmkit:
It possible to sell the old version of the Beacon as a kit of self-assembly, without USB charger and Li-Po cell?
Dec 01, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Ah ha! Now I understand why mine never worked. Sounds like it is one with the firmware bug. Actually let it sit for 50 minutes last night and the button did respond one time. Then I got locked out again and didn't feel like waiting another 50 minutes so threw it back into the parts drawer

edit: reread my post and realized it didn't come out exactly right

The beacon works after the standby times out and transmits on the default FRS ch#5 just can't make any changes to programming easily
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Jan 07, 2013, 05:19 PM
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Fmkit,
Sent you Email. Beacon failed. Would like a replacement.
Thx
Marty
Jan 07, 2013, 05:42 PM
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Fmkit,
Sent you Email. Beacon failed. Would like a replacement.
Thx
Marty
yes, I emailed return address and will ship updated FW replacement beacon

in new version VOX is working well and user can feed vid.TX with regulated (AGC) audio while beacon is sleeping or blocked by wind noise.
Jan 08, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Hi Peter,
How is the video Rx setup? Do you have a video Rx version or something else to use with it? Do you have any videos and diagrams and photos of the Rx setup?
Cheers,
Jim
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yes, I emailed return address and will ship updated FW replacement beacon

in new version VOX is working well and user can feed vid.TX with regulated (AGC) audio while beacon is sleeping or blocked by wind noise.
Last edited by jesolins; Jan 08, 2013 at 10:45 AM.
Jan 08, 2013, 12:30 PM
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It's just the audio from the VTx.
Last edited by iskess; Jan 08, 2013 at 12:53 PM.
Jan 08, 2013, 12:35 PM
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Hi i,
Ah yes of course. Thanks...I read it too fast and got boofed by the yellow wire
Cheers,
Jim
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It's just the audio from the VTx. You can listen on a walkie talkie.
Jan 08, 2013, 12:52 PM
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On second thought, I must be wrong about the walkie talkie, because what would be the point of using the VTx.
I think the beacon just becomes a microphone for the VTx and you listen to the audio with your standard VRx audio. The beacon has the added advantage of using automatic gain control to reduce noise.
Feb 07, 2013, 04:42 AM
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were to order and pricing?
What receiver should be bought to work with this?
Is this compatible with Dragon Link UHF?
Feb 07, 2013, 07:51 AM
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I was very busy at my main work and didn't post here lately
on positive side there are no pending orders and latest beacons run improved FW

there is only one version,when ordering you can mark desired frequency not VOX or older non-VOX type

usable with about every UHF radio, voice mode works good even with low fidelity PMR and FRS radios thanks to AGC.
Minutes ago I took pictures of current hardware ( yes, these are older boards without charger circuit), soon upload video with instructions and vid.TX connection explained.


in new version FW enter 2.1 to activate beacon mode, while sleep timer set to non-zero (1.1-1.9) microphone is disconnected, the beacon will transmit with interval decay just like old version,

enter 1.10 to cancel start-up delay, wind/prop noise block the beacon while in flight, code 4.x sets sensitivity, 4.9 for low (high noise), 4.1 highest

code 2.2 activates voice VOX transmitter

order:
http://fmtv.us/rf_beacon.html
Feb 24, 2013, 01:53 AM
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To: fmkit
Order placed
Give me some information!
Mar 04, 2013, 04:08 PM
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pre-order query


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