/an/ sent me here, said you /out/ists might have your dogs equipped with a GPS Collar.
Anyone have experience using them? I'd like to get one for my sister's dog. The little shit loves to bolt the split second you get distracted.
Here in East TX, hunting feral pigs with dogs is a common practice and EVERYONE I know who hunts with dogs has their dogs equipped with GPS + shock collars. What exactly do you want to know about them?
Looking for something cost effective that I can track her in real-time.
I guess as long as the battery can last a solid day that should be ample.
The biggest thing is are a subscriptions worth it?
I guess it's basically a cellphone packaged into a collar.
And anything else you think would help. Tips, etc.
>The biggest thing is are a subscriptions worth it?
>I guess it's basically a cellphone packaged into a collar.
Oh.. you're talking about those collars that need a sim card or something and cell service to send info back to an app on your cellphone I guess. No hunter I know uses those. They're shit when compared to actual hunting dog GPS systems.
I was talking about these:
These units are $400 on the low end of the price spectrum. They'll have a handheld GPS unit and the collars transmit their location directly back to the handheld unit via a RF transmitter/receiver. They're waterproof, work without any sort of cell signal, and will stand up to years of abuse being worn by pitt bulls chasing and fighting 300lb pigs through dense woods, thick brush, across creeks, into ponds, etc.
Yeah, I'm not sure if you want to spend that kind of money on a dog collar but that's what everyone uses when they run their dogs around here. You might be able to find a used one on craigslist for like half price if you're lucky.
how would that even work? is your dog a miniature horse? can it really support a GPS transciever on its collar? do you change the batteries every few days? or do you plug your dog in at night?
a gps reciever doesn't take much power. but to put enough power out to actually send a signal to satelites to be tracked would take a nice sized battery pack and a good antenna.
the ones used in boats cost 1k a piece and take all their battery for a fairly short burst. how exactly would you 'track' your dog using gps? unless it was actually a cell phone tranciever that got gps coordinates from a gps reciever.
Ignore the phone comment, I missed that you said something about it.
I am still baffled why you think gps tech is so cumbersome it needs a large animal to carry it. They make them small enough for cats you know.
to track from GPS alone could not be done unless you shove a battery up the cat's butt hole. the little personal locator beacons we got in afghanistan only sent out our location for an hour. and that was after we activated it. and the battery was pretty much the whole thing. and it was as large as a magazine.
unless there is some super secret technology that allows pets to power up chips that act as antennas that send signals to satelites 100 miles above, i just don't see it as being possible with gps alone.
why not just use cell phone tech that can actually do it. i don't know about any specifics and never even bothered to look it up. because it is outlandish. the parks people put giant collars on shit that can only be tracked by yagi antennas.
unless you have more money and tech than the largest parks departments in the world, you cannot put a GPS TRANSPONDER on your fucking dog. you can put a GPS reciever on it though, but it will be picked up on cell frequencies. so why not just use cell?
>don't know about any specifics and never even bothered to look it up.
Which is why you thought shoving a battery up a cat's asshole was required for power. There's a few different ways these collars work. Some use cell networks others use handsets that work with the collar.
I'm not going to spoon feed you anymore info faggot.
I never said she couldn't find her way back.
The collar is for finding her ass right fucking now.
No one has time for their pet to mosey on back home.
This isn't the movie Homeward Bound.
Also, you're a huge faggot.