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Postby erucker » Mon May 07, 2007 5:53 pm

Hey all,

I have decided to go to the Garmin GPS Tracker. It has 5 mile tracking, not as good as the 12 mile TRAKKER. But having the handheld radio will be much better. They have some awesome features, such as covey tracker and bird kill tracker, per covey. You can mark every location your dogs found birds.

I will let you know how it works. I will get it in June!

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Postby Michael Beeny » Tue May 08, 2007 9:34 pm

Did you have to order it? I have been looking for somebody that carries them but I have had no luck. Do you think 5 mile range is suffient? That seems awful short, our dogs could cover 5 miles in a flash?

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Postby erucker » Wed May 09, 2007 6:41 pm

They are not for sale yet. They hit the market in June.

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Postby AndyWelch » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:14 am

Hey Ed-- did you ever get your GPS tracker?

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Postby erucker » Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:50 pm

They are not in stores yet, still waiting

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Postby AndyWelch » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:59 pm

Gundogsupply.com is saying they have these in stock now...

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Postby erucker » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:07 pm

Well mine is in will call at Cabelas. I did get to look at it. I am picking it up next week.

I think it is really cool. It has a vest that the antenna straps into on the dogs back at the shoulder blades. It also looks like it could fit on the hard collars with the e collar reciever.

ER

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Postby AndyWelch » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:29 pm

Hey now that you have had a chance to use your dog-mounted GPS, what do you think of it?

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Postby erucker » Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:13 pm

I ended up never picking it up. Got too busy and next thing you know, hunting season is almost over.

I still plan on getting one though.

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Astro

Postby Michael Beeny » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:01 pm

Eddie now that you have used the Garmin foe a while what do you think of it?

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Postby CHRIS SPANN » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:27 am

Hey guys here is a site that is selling the Garmin Astros's for cheaper than Sportsman' warehouse, Cabela's and Bass pro

http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/Catego ... rmin:Astro

$467.99

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Postby GonePointing » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:00 pm

All,

I am sure that this is going to be a real nice item to have. However, for those of you who run AKC & American Field events please note that you can not use it. Just an FYI!

Todd

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Postby gone birdy » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:01 am

hey guys I just ordered a Garmin 220/dc30 for my grouse hunt, I'll let you know what I think of itwhen done. I don't want to leave any dogs up there for 4 days :shock: ! I've been reading and there are some ways to gain signal strength by changing the frequency (not published in the manual) to match the terrain. there is also a long range antenna from Garmin and some aftermarket antennas that gain some range. One even claims to about double the receiver range. I'll keep ya posted.
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Postby az draht » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:00 pm

I have had the Astro since the first came out. I love it. It makes hunting so much more enjoyable when you can just let your dogs roll and don't have to get on the whistle every time you lose track of them. It gives me great peace of mind, especially with the pointer.

Lance,

When you talk about the tips of changing the frequency to expand the range, are you talking about the guy on AZSJ that tweaked his in an electronics lab or are you talking about changing the frequency within the choices provided by Garmin?

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Postby gone birdy » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:13 pm

The change is within the garmin's 5 available frequencies.
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