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Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:21 pm
by Big Bad Blue Dog
Yes Jason Waterhouse thats why i started this thread to get some opinions on the garmin but you can't even do that for people like weston running that mouth on things he knows nothing about. This an issue us real hunters is trying to resolve with a company. I also posted for people that don't know about this ,so they might avoid burning theirs out. And bearsnva I don't won't you to reply to me ,the best thing you can do is not be the Internet police and if you got something to say about the garmin thread add it if not SHUT THAT MOUTH! If anyone of you good hunters that has any new info on the issue please share it we need this resolved because ,if you are like me you have a ton of money invested in this.

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:31 am
by John Weston
I do have the astro and its not burned up.UHF 40 watt radio not VHF.If you would pull your head out and read the thread you will not burn up your next one.This guy says that if you stay away from the channels that are close to what garmin uses that it is not a problem and he is trying to burn one up and can't.Big Bad Blue Dog I sure wouldn't read that thread I would just keep buying new units.

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:34 am
by Blackntanman1980
My astro will sometimes work when it is close but immediatley goes out of range. I have a marine radio but haven't used it since lion season in the winter, it worked great then. I called garmin they thought it was the collar, now i am not so sure after reading these comments. Is there anyway to tell if its the collar or the astro itself?

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:34 am
by bigboarstopper
I appologise, Im getting confused. I run a quicktrack box. Im in the 217.000 range. I am on vhf 2 meter in the marine band like 156.475mhz. Those two bands are pretty far appart. Will the transmssion from the 2 meter moble still fry my box??

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:25 pm
by Big Bad Blue Dog
From what i have talked to garmin and experienced it doesn't matter what channel your vhf is on it will still fry the garmin. I have also seen 2 garmins quit without even being exposed to any vhf radios so i ain't completely sold that the vhf radios is the only reason they are having trouble.

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:36 pm
by larry
Big Bad Blue Dog wrote:I don't need to look at plott world to find a answer because if it's anything like the plots around here they are running way behind the black and whites and i am sure that site is way behind just like the whole shity breed of plotts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah, you're both idiots. If those plotts are way behind the black and whites it's because the black and whites decided to turn tail and run their asses back to the truck when things got a little western.

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:10 pm
by Big Bad Blue Dog
larry wrote:
Big Bad Blue Dog wrote:I don't need to look at plott world to find a answer because if it's anything like the plots around here they are running way behind the black and whites and i am sure that site is way behind just like the whole shity breed of plotts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah, you're both idiots. If those plotts are way behind the black and whites it's because the black and whites decided to turn tail and run their asses back to the truck when things got a little western.

Yea larry you are right it was getting Western when them noseless brainless brindles was cutting each others windpipes like all them trashcans do. Them bear catching brindles spend all their time catching each other. Their owners are like their dogs PIECES OF DARK SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:22 pm
by Jason Waterhouse
S.O.B. Another good thread ruined :( Sad very sad

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:33 am
by larry
Big Bad Blue Dog wrote:
larry wrote:
Big Bad Blue Dog wrote:I don't need to look at plott world to find a answer because if it's anything like the plots around here they are running way behind the black and whites and i am sure that site is way behind just like the whole shity breed of plotts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah, you're both idiots. If those plotts are way behind the black and whites it's because the black and whites decided to turn tail and run their asses back to the truck when things got a little western.

Yea larry you are right it was getting Western when them noseless brainless brindles was cutting each others windpipes like all them trashcans do. Them bear catching brindles spend all their time catching each other. Their owners are like their dogs PIECES OF DARK SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thats some funny shit there! :lol: :lol: :lol: You must have had a walker start a fight with a plott somewhere along the way in your life, pretty sure i know how that ended :lol:

I figured you might be able to be more original dick knuckle, but then again you like the blk n whites, or is it the big bad blues :roll:

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:01 am
by tman308
Even though a few are arguing under this thread I will still answer the original and follow up questions. Under the topic of Garmin Astro Review you will find answers to many questions however to sum it up. The Garmin Astro and all Tracking boxes no matter who the manufacturer is are radio signal receivers. Your collars whether they are Garmin, wildlife, johnson, Rats, or whatever else is out there are radio transmitters. The collars emit a low wattage signal that is picked up by the tracking unit. The problem with marine, truck, and mobile radios is that they put out more wattage then the receiver can handle. You might get away with using the truck radio and your tracking box together for a while especially if the frequencies are pretty far off, but eventually you will damage or completely fry your tracking unit. No matter what the companies do they can't solve this problem. If you use a high wattage radio you run the risk of ruining your tracking box. The reason this hasn't come up before is that the traditional tracking unit is turned on and off as you use it. The Garmin stays on all the time while hunting so Garmin is taking the blame. I am only speaking from experience with radios and how they operate. Hopefully this will clear things up.

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:06 am
by bigboarstopper
Thank you for the answer. I still cant believe people are are arguing like this.

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:57 am
by Jason Waterhouse
Great explanation tman308.

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:54 am
by blackpaws
my question is can the astro still get damaged even though it is shut off laying on the seat of the truck? i heard that it can still be damaged even when it is shut off if a high wattage radio is used close by. any truth to that???

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:15 pm
by tman308
Blackpaws,

No guarantee but if the Astro is off it isn't receiving a signal so it should not affect it. I have had my Astro and Wildlife box for a year now and drive around with them in my truck while they are off and haven't had any problems.

Re: Garmin Astro Burned up by VHF Marine Radio

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:38 pm
by Luke J
Just my input. The raido I use can put out 65, 25, 10, and 5 watts of power. The Garmin Rhino is very much like the Astro. The only differance is the Rhino will track another Rhino and has two way raido communication that is 5 watts of power ware as the Astro will only track 10 colors. Long story short I have been useing my raido on only 5 watts of power and that should keep me in the clear. When the Astro is off then I can bump it back up to 65......
Hope this helps some.