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alpha 100 problems

Postby welsh woods » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:51 am

hi new to the site having some trouble with the alpha when rn the dogs go over 800 metres away it seems to loose track of them im using the t5 on the 2.5 second update thanks in advance
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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby Lee Wolford » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:18 am

On flat ground, line of site? Or over the top of steep nasty country, makes a big difference. If your loosing them in flat country you probably have an issue. VHF radio's over 5 watts will damage your gps and collars, i learned that one the hard way! lol
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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby welsh woods » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:39 am

its on some hilly ground but now and then it puts up a question mark in flat ground inly for a few seconds and then it comes back on

they are hound cross running g dogs so i thought was it the speed they are shifting at or something
gps is new to me so maybe i will figure it out
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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby welsh woods » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:46 am

there are a few big windmills in the s area and power cables so would that affect it?
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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby Lee Wolford » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:05 pm

I don't know about power lines and windmills. I get question marks off and on all the time too when my dogs get a ways out over a ridge or down in a deep drainage., id say its normal, for me anyways. 800 yards on flat ground, line of sight you should have em all the time id think.. There is no such thing as 800 yards of flat ground where I hunt so i really can't say! lol
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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby welsh woods » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:27 am

could be the hilly terrain then and the fact they wer in and out of heavy trash and forestry thanks for your help
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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby rockytrails » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:11 pm

X2 with Lee. My guess would be powerlines are a problem. I know the effect my truck radio. When you lose dogs on Alpha it's the radio part, not GPS part..
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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby scrubrunner » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:26 am

I use mine in flat, very very thick brush and pine forest with no ? for out to 1 mile using the long range rubber duck antenna.(up to 2 miles with magnetic roof mount)
There is a large power line that runs through 1area I hunt, doesn't seem to cause any problems. But your power lines and ele. Generating windmills may be different. I have tt10s and 15s but I don't think that would make any difference.
I'd lean toward there's something wrong with your unit.
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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby welsh woods » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:34 am

it could be the hilly terrain will try it on some real flat open ground the weekend
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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby Nolte » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:10 pm

Is that 800 with the standard antenna or with a truck antenna. If it's standard then it's not uncommon for that range with tougher terrain. If it's the long-range truck one then something else is going on. Should always get 1 mile plus and most times much further.

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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby rum3002576 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:09 pm

are the antennas loose?
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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby welsh woods » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:06 am

its with the standard antenna i think its on hilly terrain and the trash doing it
i noticed one collar does it more than the other also so there could be something up with that collar was on more open ground yesterday and not a problem until they went over 1.km
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Re: alpha 100 problems

Postby welsh woods » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:08 am

how do you tell if the antennas are loose rum
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