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Garmin Astro 220/ DC 30

I want AKC/AFTCA/FDSB to approve the new Garmin Astro DC 30 GPS tracking collar

Poll ended at Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:08 pm

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96%
No
1
4%
 
Total votes : 26

Garmin Astro 220/ DC 30

Postby Neil Mace » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:08 pm

American Field and AFTCA are looking for input on allowing the new Garmin tracking collar.

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Re: Garmin Astro 220/ DC 30

Postby Greg Jennings » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:20 pm

Quite simply because it's the best tool available for the safety of the dog.
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Re: Garmin Astro 220/ DC 30

Postby Elroy's Bandit » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:12 am

I think the gps leaves less room for error, therefore providing the handler with a better chance of finding the lost dog before something happens. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Re: Garmin Astro 220/ DC 30

Postby Yawallac » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:02 am

Neil,

I've been using mine in trials here in South Carolina, both AF Horseback and NBHA. No one has questioned me yet....?
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Re: Garmin Astro 220/ DC 30

Postby jakemaster » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:53 am

They should be required at Ft they save so much time compared to everything else.
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Re: Garmin Astro 220/ DC 30

Postby JFS » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:33 pm

Has anyone tried using an Astro in the woods (and I mean with leaves on the trees)? What kind of GPS reception and radio range do you get, if any?
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Re: Garmin Astro 220/ DC 30

Postby Neil Mace » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:18 pm

Would those that vote no, please tell me why. I really want to know both sides.

I have never used mine in what I would call thick woods, but it works inside my house, which is something my other GPS's will not do.

Please let the sancitioning bodies know you feelings,

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Re: Garmin Astro 220/ DC 30

Postby Greg Jennings » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:45 pm

JFS wrote:Has anyone tried using an Astro in the woods (and I mean with leaves on the trees)? What kind of GPS reception and radio range do you get, if any?


I have used mine in the woods. The GPS reception was fine. No problem with the radio signal, either, but I wasn't very far away.

Compared to the GPS signal, the woods are going to present much problem for the MURS band VHF that the Astro uses.
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