This antenna is perfect for folks that need longer range for their big running bird dogs and hounds. The beauty of this antenna is that when it is closed, it still gets better range than the standard antenna. When you need more range, all you do is extend the antenna out to a maximum of 3 1/2 feet and you will get better range in those heavy cover and rolling terrain situations.
"Used this Antenna to track dogs hog hunting in the thickest of bottoms."
By: Mr Cash
Used this Antenna to track dogs hog hunting in the thickest of bottoms. Tracked up to 1.8 miles. Have had no need to track farther than this but I feel certain it will work.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 372 Reviewed: 2011-02-06
Customer Review #3225
red bone hound. Hunts. Family pet. The product worked great but the antenna itself fragile. My husband broke the antenna off at the base after only a few uses. Really hoping garmin can come up with a stronger system.
Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 3225 Reviewed: 2012-11-18
Customer Review #2865
By: Curt Heintzman
Brittany. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. Ultra fragile! Tubing has a very thin wall. Telescoping unit snapped off at the base with minimal pressure. I purchased two of these units with the same result. I love the Astro system but these antennas are pure junk!
Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2865 Reviewed: 2011-10-07
Customer Review #2851
By: Mat Bailey
Pig dogs. Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Bought an extender arial from Gundog supplys about 2 months ago, used it once, then the arial snapped off at the base, the metal used of the extender arial is paper thin and not ideal to take hunting, wasted $60 on that 1
Product Rating: 1 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2851 Reviewed: 2011-10-03
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Garmin developed this portable long range antenna especially for the Garmin Alpha and Astro GPS Dog Tracking systems. This accessory is designed to increase the range of the hunter's handheld receiver. When a dog travels outside the system's range, the antenna can be lengthened to 3 1/2 feet and attached directly to the handheld via a 1 meter (approx. 3 ft.) coaxial cable.
The antenna features a molded handle and lanyard and measures just 10.5" long when stored -- small enough to be carried in a hunting vest when not in use.
Length collapsed: 10.5"
Length extended: 42"
Coax cable length: 1 meter
Antenna weight: 2.4 oz.
Antenna weight w/ coax and handle: 7.9 oz.
Compatible with the Alpha 100 and Astro 430 / 320 / 220
CAUTION: Using this external antenna near high-powered radios may cause permanent damage to your Alpha or Astro. Keep this antenna at least one meter away from other transmitting antennas.
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