Testimonials from Byonics Customers
If you have been impressed with Byonics products or service, please share your comments here.
If you were not completely satisfied with your Byonics experience, please let us know!
Javier - VA3TAJ
Super easy to set it up and easy to interface with a home brew cable following directions available on the internet, it works great.
Joseph Gadus - KE5BVQ
Byon is a great guy. I had some problems with the tiny tracker and i shipped it to him for examination. He found a cold solder joint and repaired it. He also sent a new one just in case he missed anything else. I only wish he still had the Pocket Tracker! Thanks Byon
Tom - W4NOV
I must compliment Byon for not only his well thought-out products, but for the outstandng customer support. The TT3+ and WXTRACK are beautifully designed and constructed and when I had visual difficulties soldering the Null Modem kit, Byon "bailed me out" immediately with a pre-built replacement at his expense. As a Ham for some 54 years, it's GREAT to note that the Ham brotherhood is still alive and well and and so obviously present at BYONICS! Tom
Geoffrey - WA4IKQ
The Byonics WxTrak serves four purposes in allowing me to get my model 2100 Peet Brothers Weather station up and running on APRS. First, it correctly trims and parses the extra long serial data string to the correct length and standard format so Kenwood TNC radios and findU.com can remotely interpet it. Secondly, it freed up my TNC for other use. Third, I can now operate my APRS Weather Station without a computer running full time. Fourth, the entire station, with the Byonics WxTrak, and HTX-202 radio is powered by a trickle-charged 12 volt battery. I measured it takes only 103 milliamps to sustain the entire system, making it eligible for solar power operation. The WxTrak and programming software make up a turn-key product. I highly recommend anyone contemplating using this kit do as I did, and purchase the inexpensive null modem adapter and USB serial cable for programming it. I found my laptop computer COM1 port did not have sufficient voltage swing or drive to be able to program the PIC, but the recommended accessory USB serial cable on COM4 did.
Kurt - N0IHC
I received my TinyTrak3 Plus within just four days. The unit really is smaller than the pictures make it out to be. But this certainly isn't a disadvantage at all but rather a real advantage!
My word of advice: be darned sure you double check which clickable button you are clicking on when ordering the radio cables for your particular radio! The only problem I had was that I clicked on the wrong link and ordered a cable for Yaesu mobile radios instead of the proper one for my Realistic HTX-202!! Of course - my fault all the way. I know, I know. An Extra-Class licensee is supposed to know how to read. I do, but obviously I haven't learned how to successfully manipulate a web page to the proper area yet. Dread!!
I ordered the TinyTrak3 Plus in kit form. Since I haven't soldered since getting out of the U.S. Army as an electronics technician back in the 1993, it took me a little longer than some of the others on here - about three hours max from start to finish. Parts placement is a snap with the downloadable and printable PDF owners manual (yes, I still like to have things in hard copy - sue me).
This is a marvelous little kit. The SmartBeacon settings work very well and it indeed has been showing every little turn I make and at the proper times.
Brilliant workmanship from Byon - I honestly believe every APRS-active ham operator should give him/her self the opportunity to put one of these together and have one on hand. They are extremely useful. I put mine in a locking stow away metal box in the old police cruiser center console I have installed in my GMC Jimmy along with the radio. Everything but the Globalsat GPS is hidden from plain site. The little flashing red LED on the Globalsat can appear frightening to anyone who is considering a theft operation on your vehicle at night. GPS receiver performs double duty here as a result: GPS receiver for APRS and expensive looking theft deterrent all for he same price hihi
What can I say - GET one of these. You WILL be impressed.
TJ - NS2E
TinyTrak3, PocketTracker, and now a TinyTrak3Plus, Byon makes an excellent product. His customer service, communications, and tech support are the best in the industry. Kenwood and Icom could take lessons from him! 'Really miss the PocketTrackers!
Arnie - N1BAC
I now have all three versions of TinyTrak and love them all. I recently purchased the TT3+ with the GPS and have had no problems other than the chip developing a problem. Byon replaced it immediately! The TT is so simple that I loaned it to another ham friend so that he could be tracked on a trip from NH to SC and back. Worked like a champ other than a 5-watt HT was not heard too often on the trip. Not a problem with TT3+, just not enough digis. I love the "set it and forget it" programming. I also like the low power consumption. Mine is on 24/7 with no problems with dead battery. Will be purchasing the Pocket Fox chip soon for some summer fun in one of the three TTs! Thanks for the neat and cost effective toys, Byon!
Ron - N9QGS
I was using a KPC-3 fot years, when I heard about the TinyTrak and its smart beaconing to know when im not moving and when I am, I was skeptical, it works exactly as it should for APRS, I've bought these as gifts, they work great for the size easy to hide in a vehicle or carry on your body for a human tracker for SAR events.
Dave - N8HUL
This kit rocks!! Went together quickly, had no problems. I am using a Garmin LEGEND GPS and a Kenwood 733A in the mobile. First turn out of the driveway with corner pegging turned on and transmitted perfectly. EXCELLENT product and QUALITY!! Thanks!
Matt - M1CMN
The Tinytrak is a excellent product, i have been on APRS for years, and recently played with this kit, with excellent results
David Albert - KI4HVT
New HAM, new to APRS and new to the TinyTrak. One emailed question and I was up and running in minutes. Impressed the people at work showing them my callsign on FindU. THANX!
RODNEY JENSEN - W7OJW
I HAVE HAD TROUBLE GETTING MY TINYTRAK3 TO WORK, BUT
BYON KEPT REPACING THE CHIPS, THAT I THOUGHT I HAD
CORRUPTED OR DESTROYED, BY SOMETHING I HAD DONE.
BYON ALWAYS STOOD BEHIND HIS TINYTRAK3'S AND HE FINNALLY GOT ME UP AND GOING. I FEEL HE WENT UP AND BEYOND WHAT I EXPECTED HIM TO DO. THANK YOU BYON, I RECOMMEND YOUR PRODUCTS TO ALL THE HAMS I MEET OR TALK TOO.
Tom - KD7YUR
Byonics never fails to please!!! I will use their products over and over. Quick, no hassel service.
Just received my 3rd tt3 and it came to life quickly.
Thanks for a great product!
Tos - JG2EGS
BR304 GPS purchased from byonics is vy fb with my TM-D700. I hope Pocket tracker will be available soon.
Ken - N6OBB
Byonics products are the BEST! Don't worry about them not working. Byon's customer service is A1, Top Shelf, & the best you'll find anywhere!