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Today we're going to talk about car top antennas with the Garmin Astro and the Garmin Alpha. Range is a big deal with these particular products. A lot of guys, they are either working out of a vehicle, or if they get dogs that are lost they are going to their vehicle to find them.

I keep one of these in my truck all the time. As a quail hunter, it's rare that I'm actually hunting out of a vehicle. But if I lose a dog that's what I'm going to go to. I'm going to my truck and I'm going to find him.

A lot of guys that are dealing with hounds that run big, they're traveling in vehicles. They're tracking their dogs from vehicles. And the antenna that comes with the unit, it's just not going to give you as much range. Bigger antenna typically is going to give you more range.

That's where the MagMount antennas come in. I have gotten my best range using this particular one. This is an aftermarket one. Garmin makes one, but I like this one. It's a slightly larger antenna. The best I've ever gotten out of this is about six miles. So a lot of it depends on where you are. It's hard to say, "Well, this is what you get." So much of it depends on the situation.

But I will tell you this. You are going to get more range if you have a MagMount antenna. Personally, even when I don't use one that often, I still keep it in the truck with me. It's a really good backup, makes me feel if I get a dog that gets really far out and stretches away from me, this is what I need to find him.

Hooking it up is pretty simple. You remove your regular standard antenna and you attach it right here. Works out of your car. This is a magnet. Attaches to the top of your vehicle. Makes it real secure. And it will drastically increase your range on tracking your dogs.

So I highly recommend them to folks. This is an Alpha, but the connection on an Astro is identical. Same thing there. Just unscrew it and hook up to the antenna. When you get ready to get out of your car and you want to track him, you just unscrew it, hook up your handheld antenna back to it and you are ready to go.

I highly recommend them. It's an added feature that will allow you to find dogs at extreme distances. I wouldn't hunt without one. It's a pretty inexpensive way to increase your ability to find that dog when he's a long way from you. So I highly recommend them.




"I have gotten, at the most, 6 miles out of my antenna."

By: Christopher Eudy From NC

Owns 7 dogs. Hunts.
I have gotten, at the most, 6 miles out of my antenna. The long range antenna that came with my Garmin 320 only produced up to 2 miles.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4359
Reviewed: 2013-10-24
Featured Review
"A must have for deer dogs. I have tracked dogs at 3 miles in SE NC swamps with no problems."

By: Roy Johnson From NC

Owns 5 dogs. Hunts.
Great product. A must have for deer dogs. I have tracked dogs at 3 miles in SE NC swamps with no problems.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4964
Reviewed: 2013-11-04
Featured Review
"There has been many times that, without the long range antenna, we would not have a signal on the dogs"

By: Dusty Garrett

Owns 8 dogs. Hunts.
The long range antenna has made my knowing where my dogs were on numerous hunting trips in the mountains of Northern Arizona, Utah & Wyoming. There has been many times that, without the long range antenna, we would not have a signal on the dogs, but thanks to the antenna we would know their location.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6056
Reviewed: 2013-12-03
Featured Review
"Know where your dog is and what direction he is headed go get him."

By: Trevor Johnson From LA

Mountain Cur & Walker. Owns 12 dogs. Hunts.
The LR antenna costs about as much as a tank of gas and I guarantee I have saved at least a tank the first split. No more beep from here, beep from over here, guess how far he is by the gain setting. Know where your dog is and what direction he is headed go get him.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16144
Reviewed: 2014-12-01
"Quick delivery and works great."

By: Donald Thigpen From NC

walker. Hunts.
Quick delivery and works great.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16004
Reviewed: 2014-11-27
"Increases signal a great deal."

By: Julie Poston From VA

Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.
Increases signal a great deal. Getting up to 2 miles with this.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15936
Reviewed: 2014-11-25
"Works great for tracking our bear dogs"

By: Herbert Turner From WV

walker.
Works great for tracking our bear dogs in these mountains.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15848
Reviewed: 2014-11-22
"I love it."

By: Alex McCubbin From MO

Hunts.
I have not had the long range antenna very long, but so far I love it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16589
Reviewed: 2014-12-12
"Would definitely recommend for Astro users."

By: George Hamilton From VA

Owns 3 dogs. Hunts.
Great product. Would definitely recommend for Astro users.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16261
Reviewed: 2014-12-04
"As always, if it comes from Gun Dog Supply it works great."

By: William Stokes From FL

Hunts.
As always, if it comes from Gun Dog Supply it works great.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16256
Reviewed: 2014-12-04
"Works great"

By: Danny Mcmahan From AR

Hunts.
No comments. Works great.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15200
Reviewed: 2014-11-04
"Works great!"

By: Amanda Metcalf From AR

Owns 8 dogs. Hunts.
Works great!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 17234
Reviewed: 2015-01-01
"Great product."

By: Jackie Fipps From SC

Hunts.
Great product.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 17081
Reviewed: 2014-12-29
"Excellent range."

By: Wes Reed From AL

Hunts.
Excellent range.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 18000
Reviewed: 2015-01-23
"Best investment I could have made!!"

By: Martha Starks From AR

Owns 6 dogs. Hunts.
Best investment I could have made!!! Definitely made my GPS use 100% better!!!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 17928
Reviewed: 2015-01-21
"Works really well for the distances that I need."

By: Drew Breland From MS

Walkers/Black and Tan. Owns 15 dogs. Hunts.
Works really well for the distances that I need. I rarely get 4-5 miles away from my dogs but when I do I never lose a signal on them.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 17860
Reviewed: 2015-01-19
"Great antenna."

By: Steve Sikes From AL

Owns 7 dogs. Hunts.
Great antenna. Would recommend it to anyone.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 17730
Reviewed: 2015-01-15
Customer Review #18782

By: Steve Molnar From ON

Good and professional service when ordering. Quick delivery. Works great.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 18782
Reviewed: 2015-02-18
Customer Review #19450

By: Kennon Sutter From IL

walker hounds. Owns 4 dogs. Hunts.
This antenna works excelllent, No more question marks on your garmin handheld. this is the best antenna for the money.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19450
Reviewed: 2015-03-16
Customer Review #23397

By: Jeff Chaves From ON

Foxhound and walkers. Owns 4 dogs. Hunts.
Love the antenna I run the hounds in deep bush the factory antenna would loose the hounds every once in awhile now with the long range not a problem tracking hounds. Thanks Steve.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 23397
Reviewed: 2015-09-07
Customer Review #23314

By: Mike Sterly From MI

Owns 5 dogs. Hunts.
I went from the long range antenna on my gps, which works great around a 1 mile radius, to this long whip which is now minimum 3 to 4 mile radius. Haven't lost a dog yet. I also purchased from another site a 3.5 inch magnet mount to attach it too, cause I kept knocking it off the truck. It takes a lot to knock the 3 inch mag down. I'm really happy with the price and shipping and quality of this company. Highly recommend it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 23314
Reviewed: 2015-09-03
Customer Review #24372

By: William Brown From SC

Owns 6 dogs. Hunts.
Tracked a dog from 4 miles away!!!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 24372
Reviewed: 2015-10-28
Customer Review #24386

By: Michael Booker From Va

Owns 15 dogs. Hunts.
Steve, the new long range antenna works great, and I would consider any one that loves hunting this is the way to go when tracking your dogs. It won't have you out all night picking up dogs with this great tool. Thanks Steve

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 24386
Reviewed: 2015-10-29
Customer Review #24574

By: Jackie Barker From VA

Hunts.
Great product! Great service!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 24574
Reviewed: 2015-11-06
Customer Review #25557

By: Linda Spruell From AR

My husband loves it! Great service and got it really quick. Thanks again.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 25557
Reviewed: 2015-12-16
Customer Review #26454

By: Jerry Spech From

Owns 3 dogs. Hunts.
This antenna really did the job for me. Had way too many question marks with my Garmin mg mount. Went to this antenna and got rid of 95 % of my problems. Couldn't be happier. For me it was money well spent.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26454
Reviewed: 2016-01-14
Customer Review #26444

By: Melissa Powers From VA

Owns 5 dogs. Hunts. Competes.
Great purchase.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26444
Reviewed: 2016-01-13
Customer Review #26373

By: Kenneth III From MS

Owns 4 dogs. Hunts.
I have rabbit beagles, so it's very rare I need it, but the peace of mind having it is great. The best I got in distance was 7 miles in super thick woods.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26373
Reviewed: 2016-01-11
Customer Review #26770

By: Jared Lasky From WI

I haven't lost track of my dogs yet. This is the best thing since sliced bread, I'd advise anyone that doesn't have one too get it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26770
Reviewed: 2016-01-27
Customer Review #31644

By: Thomas Hancock From MO

Owns 6 dogs. Hunts.
I'm not tracking much farther than with the long antenna that came with the alpha tracker. I don't know if it is the tracker or the antenna. I was tracking farther with the astro.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 31644
Reviewed: 2016-10-01
"Love the design"

By: Cody Teems From SC

Hunts.
Have not used it for long range yet, but love the design, and it has worked great so far. Just haven't had the dogs go out far enough to need the long range part of it yet.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3551
Reviewed: 2013-10-16
"A good value, and a must have accessory for Garmin tracking systems maximum performance."

By: Randy Carter From VA

Owns 15 dogs. Hunts.
A good value, and a must have accessory for Garmin tracking systems maximum performance.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5103
Reviewed: 2013-11-05
"It worked awesome."

By: Tony Ballow From UT

Owns 6 dogs. Hunts.
Used it today. It worked awesome. At one point, I picked my dogs up just over 5 miles.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7147
Reviewed: 2014-01-06
"Increased the range of my Garmin Astro 320 using dc40 collar."

By: KEVIN PERRY From ID

Owns 12 dogs. Hunts.
Works as advertised. Increased the range of my Garmin Astro 320 using dc40 collar. Will be adding new dc50 collars and really expect improvements on range and reception during bear and lion hunting in rough country.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6959
Reviewed: 2014-01-02
"It works very well."

By: Matthew Huff From SC

Owns 9 dogs. Hunts.
It works very well.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6619
Reviewed: 2013-12-22
"It works very well. "

By: Matthew Huff From SC

walker. Owns 9 dogs. Hunts.
It works very well.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6618
Reviewed: 2013-12-22
"Love it."

By: Allison Butler From AZ

Hunts.
Love it. Easy to use. Sturdy, and handles tree abuse very well.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6547
Reviewed: 2013-12-19
"Dogs can be 3 miles away in thick woods and still have full signal."

By: Jon Kuester From WI

Hunts. Competes.
Works good. Dogs can be 3 miles away in thick woods and still have full signal.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8825
Reviewed: 2014-03-06
"I never lose track of my dogs in the area I hunt in North West Florida."

By: Terry Wallace From FL

Owns 10 dogs. Hunts.
I never lose track of my dogs in the area I hunt in North West Florida. I normally can track around 3 miles. Haven't had to track any further with the antennae.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7835
Reviewed: 2014-01-31
"Significantly improved reception"

By: Richard Mittler From TN

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.
Significantly improved reception of TT-15 collars through heavily wooded, hilly terrain.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13872
Reviewed: 2014-09-19
"Good products"

By: Chris Smith From WV

Owns 9 dogs. Hunts.
Good products and great service.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13900
Reviewed: 2014-09-21
"Great product."

By: DON RADCLIFF From WV

Owns 10 dogs. Hunts.
Great product.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14432
Reviewed: 2014-10-11
"so much better than the short antennas"

By: Karwash From WI

Owns 5 dogs. Only used it 2 weeks now, but so much better than the short antennas. In thick flat country, getting close to 3 miles.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 12821
Reviewed: 2014-08-13
"Love the Garmin GPS dog collars and the long range mag mount antenna."

By: Doug Hall From OR

Owns 3 dogs. Hunts.
Love the Garmin GPS dog collars and the long range mag mount antenna. Makes going to the tree so much easier.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13177
Reviewed: 2014-08-26
Customer Review #10154

By: Harry Kloth From SC

Hunts.
I live in the mountains and only have been able to use it twice since purchasing, but got great range. Hope to get lots of use from it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10154
Reviewed: 2014-04-22
"If you have a Garmin, you need this long range antenna."

By: James Bourdlais From TX

Owns 12 dogs. Hunts.
If you have a Garmin, you need this long range antenna. The one from Gun Dog Supply works much better than the one Garmin is selling. We use them in Upper Michigan for Bear and South Texas for wild hogs. Good luck hunting.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 11285
Reviewed: 2014-06-03
"Great design. Works well."

By: Cody Teems From SC

Owns 3 dogs. Hunts.
Great design. Works well. The nut that screws into the handheld needs to be longer. It is hard to get your fingers on it to get it screwed in, but other than that works good.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3950
Reviewed: 2013-10-19
"Been getting good range with connected to my Alpha."

By: Michael Wilder From VA

Owns 14 dogs. Hunts.
Only have had the antenna for about a month, and have not had any issues. Been getting good range with connected to my Alpha. I would recommend a set of quick connects for a quick disconnect and connect to the short range antenna that comes with your system.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4565
Reviewed: 2013-10-30
"It is a must have for hounds"

By: William Boyd From FL

Owns 10 dogs. Hunts.
It is a must have for hounds, but there are two kinds. One is better than the other. Wish I knew brand names. The one with the black base is better than the one with black and chrome base.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4808
Reviewed: 2013-10-31
"Best antenna I have used."

By: MIKE FLUGSTAD From IA

Owns 15 dogs. Hunts. Competes.
Best antenna I have used. Have tried several others and nothing works as good as these.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14270
Reviewed: 2014-10-05
Customer Review #6836

By: Travis Kyzer From SC

Owns 9 dogs. Hunts.
Works pretty good. Have not seen a huge increase in range. Just very dense woods where I hunt.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6836
Reviewed: 2013-12-30
Customer Review #18483

By: Decoy From Georgia

Best part of my research was reading the reviews on this Buzzard's Roost Long Range MagMount antenna at gundogsupply.com. My favorite review was the guy who said he remembered one that was all black and one that was black and chrome and the all-black one worked better. He then wrote that he wished he could remember brand names. Me too pardner! The Buzzard's Roost antenna (black+chrome) that I got from gundogsupply.com has definitely improved reception of signals transmitted from dog collars to Astro unit. My second favorite review was the guy who said 'No improvement . . . but we use it in heavily wooded country'. I expected the same result in our hunt country, with its thick woods, steep hills, impassable bamboo and kudzu and deep creek beds. In spite of our adverse topography, this antenna has doubled effective range from 200-400 yards to 900 yards or more. Only gave it four stars because only used it four times, but each time it worked perfectly, not like the inferior antennae Garmin sells us.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 18483
Reviewed: 2015-02-09
"It works really good in my area"

By: MIKE Romanco From IA

It works really good in my area, but I had to buy my second one, because the first one just quit working.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8036
Reviewed: 2014-02-07
"Works excellent."

By: Derek Marohl From WI

Owns 8 dogs. Hunts.
Works excellent.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 12366
Reviewed: 2014-07-27
"The times I used the magmount it worked very well."

By: Michael Cotton From FL

walker/beagle mix deer hounds. Owns 8 dogs. Hunts.
Only used it a couple of times so far.
The times I used the magmount it worked
very well.


Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16478
Reviewed: 2014-12-09
Customer Review #7676

By: Ragan Kyzerfrom AR

Hound. Owns 15 dogs. Hunts.
This antenna worked great for the first week. After that it wouldn't track my collars for more than 300 yards. Would not recommend this product.

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7676
Reviewed: 2014-01-26
Customer Review #26607

By: Kyle Acsai From ON

Hunts. Competes.
It keeps dropping the collars. My small garmin antenna gets more range. I am disappointed....

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26607
Reviewed: 2016-01-19
Customer Review #3241

By: Ray Tijerina

Owns 10 dogs. Hunts.
I own the magnetic roof mount antenna, and just recently bought the buzzards roost long range antenna, for the fact that I have a few dogs that sometimes go out further than two miles at times. Well I'm very disappointed in the buzzards roost antenna. I was losing signal at 100 yards, compared to 2 miles with the regular roof mount antenna. Bad product not happy with it at all.

Product Rating: 2 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3241
Reviewed: 2012-12-02
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The Mag Mount Long Range Rooftop Magnetic Antenna for the Alpha 100 and Astro 430 / 320 / 220 will give you longer range than the standard Garmin Magnetic Roof Mount Antenna. Ranges will vary depending on terrain and conditions -- average is 3-5 miles in normal hunting conditions. Antenna unscrews from magnetic base.

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