SARTrack program started out 10 years ago as an APRS program for
Amateur Radio users, with some extra features build in for Search and
Now, 10 years later is has grown to a software suite with a (MS-Windows based) Client & Database Server and an Android App.
The SARTrack client can still be installed as a very advanced Amateur Radio APRS program, but when installed in 'SAR' mode will run as a advanced Operational Management and Tracking system for Search and Rescue and Emergency Management.
The SARTrack software is completely free.
Click on the 'The Software' link on the left for detailed information on the system.
Additional information for Search and Rescue users:
- SARTrack Search and Rescue features
- Deployment in the field: Preparation, Deployment and Operations.
- How to Track your Teams?
- How to install and set up the Database system (Updated January 2020)
- Have a look at the recommended Database layout (PNG Image).
The SARTrack (Client & Server) Update history can be found here.
The SARTrack Member App Update history is here.
NOW Available: The SARTrack Backpack antenna.
The SARTrack Backpack antenna is now available for sale. This antenna is extremely flexible and strong, and is intended for SAR teams in the field. The antenna will greatly increase the coverage of VHF handheld radios and Trackers, and is in fact a requirement if an external (GPS) microphone is used with the radio. The frequency range is approx. 8 Mc. The default connector is a BNC male.
You can look at a short video clip of the antenna in use on YouTube.
The current price is NZD $99 plus freight (to convert in your currency click here). The proceeds will fund the further development of the free SARTrack software.
The minimum order is 5 antennas for every given frequency. Some frequencies are common enough to have a batch made to keep in stock. Other frequencies require a minimum order of 10 antennas. To order, please use the Contact page.
NEW ZEALAND users:
While no longer recommended, 3 Gigabytes of New Zealand Topographical Maps are available as a sepparate package. Click here for download and installation instructions.
SARTrack no longer builds APRS Trackers or Repeaters. Any New Zealand SAR group wanting to use the dedicated APRS VHF frequency, will have to find somebody to build the Trackers and Repeaters for them. My designs can be used on request.
Please consider making a donation to support the ongoing development.
Last updated 21 April 2019.