tracking ICOM digital Radios

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Gordon Bose

19 Nov, 2021 09:16 PM

MY SAR team is currently tracking 12 digital ICOM IDAS Handheld VHF Radios using Ozi Tracker.
I am contemplating changing our whole team over to CAlTopo/SARTopo for command as well as mobile devices in in field.
Is it possible to track these radios using Cal/Topo?
Gordon Bose
SAR Manager Shuswap SAR
Salmon Arm BC

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Meghan on 20 Nov, 2021 12:56 AM

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    Hi Gordon,

    Thanks for reaching out! I'm not familiar with your specific device but any device that is able to report its position via a REST API endpoint should be able to be added as a fleet type locator- please see this documentation for more information on fleet locators: Additionally, if you have a team account, you could set up the devices ahead of time as a trackable device group as display them as part of the Shared Locations overlay- please see this documentation for more information on trackable device groups:

    If your radios can report their position via a REST API endpoint, then you should be able to display their position updates in CalTopo/ SARTopo.


  2. 2 Posted by Gordon Bose on 20 Nov, 2021 03:26 AM

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    Thanks Meghan:

    I will have my Team Radio IT guys look at this.
    Also, I would like to chat to you about setting up a team account for my Volunteer SAR group.
    I am trying to get a proposal together in time for our next general meeting in Dec or possibly Jan.


    Gordon Bose, SAR Manager, Training Officer
    Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue
    [email blocked]

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Julie on 23 Nov, 2021 03:47 AM

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    Hi Gordon,

    What questions can we answer for you about the team accounts? Here is a bit of information to get you started:

    We offer team accounts in sizes of 25 and 100 users. We do recommend purchasing enough licenses to cover all the members on your team in order to get full functionality. To learn more about the features and pricing of our team accounts, please visit our SARTopo Team Accounts page.

    Our team accounts offer a number of features that set them apart from individual accounts and make them a better choice for organizations such as yours, including:

    • Collaborative workspace: Any member of a team can view maps and layers saved to the team account. Edits will appear in real-time for anyone on the team with a data connection.
    • Live Tracking and Team Member Locators: Real-time location and route tracking of team members. Extremely helpful for organizations that need to monitor individuals/teams in the field.

    We recommend checking out the video SARTopo for First Responder Teams & Organizations, which highlights the major features of SARTopo team accounts and allows you to see many of these features in action.

    We also have a public SARTopo demo team account available for testing out the team features. If you would like to check it out, please let us know and we can pass along access information.


  4. 4 Posted by Sharon Kenney on 08 Dec, 2021 04:39 PM

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    Julie, can you send me info about the public SARTopo demo team account? Pretty please!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Julie on 09 Dec, 2021 03:45 AM

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    Sure no problem!

    Thanks for reaching out! Here is a sign up link to access our public SARTopo demo team account: This link will give you Manage access to the team account and the sign up link (not your access) expires 12/18/21, so please sign up by then. Please note that this is a public demo team account and other users have access. The demo team account is meant to be used for testing purposes only- do not use it to run an actual incident or post any sensitive or private data.

    We recommend that you share the above sign up link with 2 to 3 other team members so that you can test out the team account features together. Here's a link to a PDF that walks you through how to use some of the team account features:


  6. 6 Posted by Sharon Kenney P... on 09 Dec, 2021 12:23 PM

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    Thank you very much. We won't be using it until the end of January, should
    we have everyone sign up now and then just not use it until then?

    Best regards,
    Sharon Kenney Pomeroy
    Highlands SAR (HISAR) - Chairperson, Vice President (Mounted Division),
    Training Officer (Mounted Division) |
    Maine Association for Search And Rescue (MASAR) - President, PR Director,
    Duty Officer |

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Julie on 09 Dec, 2021 03:27 PM

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    Yes, please sign up now.


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