LightAPRS Tracker

Mustafa Tan


Three years ago I was googling about high altitude balloons and I ended up with pico (floater) balloon projects. I was really impressed with some amateur radio operators efforts to circumnavigate around the world with party balloons and track them.

Six months later I got my amateur radio license and started flights with heavy APRS trackers. Since payload is very heavy, balloons maximum altitude never exceeded 9.000 meters and modules I used was not frequency agile.

So we (TA2MUN and TA9OHC) decided to develop a lightweight, extendable, affordable and open source APRS tracker. Since our tracker is very light and frequency agile, it's very convenient for pico (floater) balloon and HAB (High Altitude Balloon) projects. LightAPRS Tracker has been developed for nearly two years now and has been proven on many flights.

You can check out our tracker using following links:

Github page :
Shop :

Please do not hesitate to share if you have questions or comments about our tracker 


Hank Riley


I wrote you a private email through the system within this GPSL list.  That was about a week and a half ago.  I inquired about the LightAPRS Tracker you were telling us about in March.

Wondering if you got that email and if you read it yet.  I can't find an email for you on QRZ or anywhere else.

Please reply to GPSL or to me directly at n1ltv at yahoo dot com.  The reason for not writing the email the regular way is that web-only users will not be able to see my address. suppresses all terms that look like an email address (the presence of the @ symbol is the main clue for the server).


Hank Riley

We're in touch now.