by Ken Barber, President of Tracker Radio
-- Bird Dogs and radio tracking Q&A
Q: What is Radio Tracking?
A: It is method for sending data by employing one or two-way radio
signals. Other terms for radio tracking common for some applications
HOW THEY WORK
Radio tracking collars send a directional radio signal that allows you to pinpoint the direction of your dog and it gives limited information on distance.
The Garmin Astro Dog GPS sends a radio signal to your Handheld GPS unit with the exact location of your dog. The Handheld GPS unit plots that information on your MA...
Picking the Right Dog Tracking System for You & Your Dogs
Dog tracking collars are used by all types of folks: upland bird hunters, houndsmen, beaglers, coon hunters, field trial (bird dogs) and for coon hunting, bear hunting, lion hunting, and pig/hog hunting.
When you can't see your dogs due
to terrain, cover or distance, radio telemetry Dog tracking collars provide an effective means
of keeping "track" of multiple dogs
Certain dog tracking systems also allow the dog handler to know what the dog is doing by using
certain behavior systems that are part of the collar. You can tell if a dog
is moving or has stopped, if a dog is barking, or if he has treed an animal.