Marshall Radio Telemetry PowerPoint HP Bird Dog Tracking Collar with Lights - RED
Although it's small in weight and size, the Marshall Radio PowerPoint HP is a very long range-collar. It's machined out of a solid block of aircraft aluminum for ruggedness. And instead of using those expensive, foreign-made and hard to find green and white batteries, it uses common AA batteries available anywhere.
All PowerPoint HP Bird Dog collars come with simple magnetic on/off switch, a blinking green light that tells you it's running which switches to red when it's time to change the batteries. The Pointing Mode is the most sensitive on the market to tell instantly if your dog is running or pointing. Also, these collars are already AFTCA approved for use in Field Trials. Any number (frequency) is available from 216.000 through 219.999.
Designed for the serious and demanding hunter, this bird dog collar runs for months of normal use on regular AA batteries. This means you can get your batteries anywhere and they don't cost $8 to $12 each! Collars run in long-range tracking mode for 500 hours on new set of batteries, or 7 to 14 nights of hunting with the lights turned on.
Three super bright LED lights on the collar help your dog be seen on a roadway at night, up to 3/4 mile away! These bright lights can be turned on or off with the tap of a magnet so you can turn them off during a Competition Hunt using the tracking only mode, or on again for a night of pleasure hunting using both.
A small green LED flashes during normal use, and switches to red when only 5 days of battery life are left. Machined casing with triple sealed waterproof construction designed to withstand years of heavy use. Magnetic switch does not need the magnet strapped to the collar but only requires a tap to turn on and a tap to turn off.
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Specs at a Glance
Size: 2.5" L x 1.3" W x 1" H
Weight (including collar strap): 7.7 oz. (218 g)
Battery Life: 500 hours continuous (approx.)
Running Mode: 40 pulses per minute, pulse width of 40 ms
Point Mode: 80 pulses per minute when running, pulse width of 40 ms
Remountable to an Existing Collar
AKC / AFTCA Approved for Competition (with Lithium AA batteries)
Uses 2 AA Alkaline or Lithium batteries
Field Replaceable Antenna
This high power tracking collar is designed to give the best range of any bird dog collar available while being the toughest and most rugged collar in the world. And best of all, it does all this while using standard AA batteries! The collar's case was engineered using aerospace grade aluminum to give the strongest housing possible and is completely water-proof. It also incorporates an innovative On/Off magnetic switch that allows you to leave the collar on the dog when not in use, as well as two LED's on the side of the transmitter that let you know when it's running, and when it is time to change the batteries.
The Marshall key-chain magnet is used to turn the collar on/off. Simply tap the side of the collar, marked with the on/off symbol, with the magnet. When the transmitter is turned on with the magnet, it will send out three rapid pulses along with 3 rapid blinks of the green indicator. Practice giving it just a quick tap to turn it off. Unlike most collars on the market, you do not leave the magnet under the collar to keep the transmitter off, just a simple swipe or tap of the key chain magnet will do this.
Turn the High Intensity Lights on/off, tap the light bulb symbol (located on the back side of the collar) with the magnet (Transmitter must be running before you can active the Lights).
Note: Turning off the tracking collar will also turn off the High Intensity Lights.
Caution: Do not store the magnet near your transmitters. If you have other collars with magnets installed to keep them turned off, store them away from your Marshall collars.
Note: With a severely depleted battery the magnet controls on the transmitter may not work.
The Marshall collar uses 2 standard 1.5 Volt, AA Alkaline batteries readily available just about anywhere. We recommend using a good, name brand battery like Energizer or Duracell.
The batteries are located under the battery lid (marked with the frequency of the collar) and are accessed be removing the two 4-40 Allen screws using the 3/32 Allen wrench embedded into the end of the key chain magnet. Insert the batteries with care as to their polarity. The "+" and "-" ends are marked on the case.
Note: For the Blue and Green collars, you may also use Energizer 1.5 Volt Lithium batteries (#L91) (silver and blue). They are lighter and will make the Green and Blue collars a bit brighter (not recommended for Red and Orange as there is little increase in performance over cheaper Alkaline AA's).
Caution: Do not use the 3.6 Volt Lithium batteries (green and white). This will run the collar at 7.2 Volts, which can damage the circuitry and void the warranty. Also, do not use rechargeable (NiCad) batteries in a Marshall collar, they will not provide good performance.
The Marshall collar uses a sophisticated activity switch to determine what your dog is doing.
The three activity modes are:
Running: When the dog is walking briskly or running, the collar should send out a medium paced signal - 55 pulses-per-minute (roughly one pulse every second).
Point: When the dog has on-point (stationary), the transmitter will send out a fast paced signal - 110 pulses-per-minute (roughly two pulses every second).
Down Dog: When the dog has not moved for a period of 7 minutes or more, the transmitter will send out a slow paced signal - 32 pulses per minute (roughly one pulse every 2 seconds).
Marshall High Intensity Safety Lights
You can run the transmitter by itself or with the High Intensity Lights. The High Intensity Lights make use of super bright LED's which never need to be replaced. The High Intensity Lights are designed to turn off 15 hours after being switched on (enough to last until the sun comes up after one long winter night). The High Intensity Lights will also turn off if the batteries get low (red light comes on) but the radio transmitter keeps going, giving you time to recover your dog. How long the collar will run (Lights On) and how far away you can see the High Intensity Lights depend on the color of the lights:
The Blue and Green colors give you more time to run the lights, and more time to track. The Red and Orange colors are the brightest and can be seen the farthest, but they don't last as long. If you want brightness, go with Red or Orange. If you prefer getting more life from a set of batteries, go with the Blue or Green.
Note: When used as a tracking collar only (without the High Intensity Lights) total run time is greatly extended.
Battery Life - Transmitter Only (High Intensity Lights Off)
The Marshall collar incorporates unique technology that causes the collar to conserve battery power if your dog gets lost. With the High Intensity Lights turned off, a pair of new batteries will transmit for about 6 weeks* continuously! Under normal usage, if you hunt every night for about 4 hours, the batteries will be good for about 4 months* or so.
Low Battery Indicator
When the battery starts getting low, the red indicator LED on the collar flashes, instead of the normal green one. It also gives you two quick beeps every tenth beep that you can hear on your receiver. Either of these conditions means that it is time to change the batteries. The transmitter will continue to run for 5 days or so after the double beep and the red indicator LED come on.
The safety lights turn off automatically when the batteries get low and the red low battery indicator turns on. If you let the batteries rest for a few hours, they will recover. Low temperatures also affect the battery life and may trigger the red low battery warning, but when they warm up they may recover somewhat. After the batteries rest and warm up, turn the transmitter off and back on with your magnet. If the green light comes back on, you can keep using them safely. Just be aware that they are getting close to where you should replace them.
*Times and distances are approximate. Your actual performance will vary depending on many factors, including temperature, dog motion patterns, how long you keep them on at a time, and battery differences. Batteries will last much longer if not used for long periods of time. They will go longer overall with lots of short hunts than with a few long hunts.
The Marshall tracking collar was designed to be the most powerful transmitter on the market. It should provide up to twice the range of most competitive high output models under most hunting conditions.
Like any radio tracking collar, the range of the Marshall collar varies with the terrain. Tests have shown its range in the mountains of the western United States to be anywhere from 25 to 100 miles, depending on the height of the transmitter, the height of the receiver, and the type of terrain and obstructions. Typical eastern, forested hunting conditions give 5 to 20 miles.
If you want to compare the Marshall collar with another transmitter, you must test them at the same time. The easiest way to do this is to hang the Marshall collar and the collar you are comparing, on a fence rail or level tree branch and do a drive off test. It is important that both collars be at the same height off of the ground, and that the antennas on both collars are facing vertically. A quick test can be done a short distance away judging the relative signal strengths on your receiver, but the best test is to drive off until you loose the first collar completely, then check the signal of your Marshall collar. As you are testing, be sure to rotate the yagi antenna on your receiver to the vertical position matching that of the collar's antenna to find the best signal strength for each collar.
Remember that tests done in different places will always give different results. Even testing at different times of day can give different results. This is why you must always compare two transmitters by testing them together at the same time in the same place.
Using the Receiver
The normal way to hold your receiver is with the antenna horizontal. Horizontal gives more pinpoint accuracy, but if you are tracking a very weak signal, the vertical orientation might be better, so try both. The signal is strongest if the receiver antenna is lined up in the same orientation as the collar's antenna. Since the collar's orientation on the dog and the terrain can change, always try rotating your yagi from horizontal to vertical to attain the best signal possible.
Whatever range you get, you can be sure that the Marshall collar gives you the best signal you can possibly get under those specific conditions.
Care and Maintenance
The Marshall collar is designed to be rugged and provide years of care free service. We do recommend that you periodically check the condition of your antenna and the O-ring seal on the battery lid.
Made out of high strength industrial stainless steel cable and is very tough. In the event that the antenna becomes damaged, a replacement antenna may be installed in the field.
We recommend that you check the condition of the O-ring each time you change batteries. If the O-ring is cracked or missing, install a replacement.
Replacement parts are available from your dealer or from Marshall Radio Telemetry direct.
Marshall Radio Telemetry warrants to the original owner that its Dog Collar
Transmitters will be free of defects of workmanship and materials for Two (2) years from the date of purchase. If your Marshall Collar is defective, return it to Marshall Radio or one of its authorized Distributors and we will repair or replace it free of charge. However, we will not be responsible for damage from misuse or the normal wear expected from regular use. Under no circumstances will Marshall Radio be responsible for damages or loss beyond the value of the collar itself, including the loss of a dog or lost time. The complete unit must be returned, transportation prepaid, to an authorized Marshall Radio Service Center.
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