Every dog tracking collar system is made up of two components the hand-held receiver and the transmitter or dog tracking collar. The lightweight transmitter is a attached to a collar worn by the dog while hunting. The transmitter sends a short radio signal to the hand-held receiver every second on a specific frequency. The hand-held receiver listens for this signal, measuring the strength of the signal emitted from the dog tracking collar. Many of dog tracking collar receivers are equipped with a directional antenna to help determine the direction of the signal and the bearing to the dog.
Dog Tracking Collars - TerminologyRange - When manufacturers state the range of a dog tracking collar they are referring the the distance the collar can be detected over a flat and unobstructed terrain. These distances are quoted with under ideal circumstances; a clear line of sight and a fully charged transmitter. Range can be reduced with differences in terrain or a weak collar. However, all the dog tracking collars we carry are engineered to work in the toughest terrains without dramatically compromising or weakening the signal. Features - Many of the hunting dog tracking collars we offer are equipped with behavior circuits like bark indicators, tree switches, pointing mode to help you understand the behavior of your hunting companion while he/she is out of sight. Bark Indicators - tells you if his dog is on a fresh game trail. Tree Switch - Tells you if the dog has treed his query. Pointing Mode - tells you if the dog has become stationary or on point.
Radio Bands / Radio Frequencies - All Dog tracking collars operate on one or more different bands. Some models are capable of handling a single band while others are capable of tracking collars for dogs on multiple bands. The FCC has approved the following bands for North America - 216, 217, 218, 219, and 220 mhz. Each band is then divided into a thousand different frequencies from XXX.000 to XXX.999. If your dog tracking collar system is capable of tracking multiple collars on a single band (for example the 217 band) be sure you order collars with a large enough frequency gap to avoid overlapping. Depending on the receiver you choose you will be able to track from 1 to 1000 dogs.