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Old 09-13-2018, 11:52 AM   #1
Canoe1
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I'm wanting to get a GPS tracking collar for my dog, but I really don't know much about them. What's the best bang for my buck?
Going to be just a single dog.

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Old 09-13-2018, 12:12 PM   #2
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Garmin Astro 430/T5 combo works great.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:35 PM   #3
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Love my Garmin tritronics Alpha.
Had it for 5 years (bought it used from a TBHer...not a single issue.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:38 PM   #4
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I am a huge fan of the Garmin Alpha as well. I have one with 8 collars, a Drive Track and one of the extendable antennas when hunting the mountains.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:50 PM   #5
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I track deer with my dogs and use the Garmin Alpha. They are the most popular tracking collars on the market.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:52 PM   #6
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What kind of actually range do you get with these?
It'll be used primarily in the south Texas brush.

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Old 09-14-2018, 07:55 AM   #7
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So do i.
I think the manual said 10 miles for the TT.. the tracking/gps is crazy far...ive been 15 miles from her and watched her.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:52 AM   #8
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In South Texas, brush is heavy but terrain is flat. You should get a couple of miles on the regular antenna and perhaps 8 or more on the extendable handheld or longer antenna roof mounted. The 10 miles they quote is line of sight. I use the TT-15 collars.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:20 PM   #9
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I just bought the alpha and t5 mini for my jack russel, it hurt at $649 but was the cheapest I have seen anywhere. I couldn’t find a mini collar alpha combo used. The piece of mind will be worth it.
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