PinPoint VHF Download

  • GPS Argos tag

    GPS Locations downloadable over VHF radio, from just 2.9g

    Accurate, automated GPS locations are taken at times/dates programmed by you, to meet the requirement of your study. The locations can then be remotely downloaded with our VHF PinPoint Command Unit, when you want to with no need to recapture your animal. If retrieved, the tag can be recharged and used repeatedly.

    Great for:

    • Species that are difficult to recapture
    • Periodic data collection during your study
    • Species prone to disturbance
    • Customised to suit animal
    • Highly flexible, programmable tags
    • Lightweight, easy to use PinPoint Commander
    • User rechargeable (if tag retrieved)
  • PinPoint VHF Download screen
    PinPoint Argos
    PinPoint VHF Download Commander
  • Provisional Model Specifications

    Model PinPoint VHF-50 PinPoint VHF-75 PinPoint VHF-120 PinPoint VHF-240
    Weight * From 2.9g From 3.7g From 5.0g From 10.0g
    Estimated number of locations 90 - 5500 depending on tag model, GPS, beacon and RF communication schedules; contact us to discuss your application
    Data Download PinPoint Commander and Yagi Antenna
    Standard model dimensions
    (l x w x h)
    23 x 12 x 6 mm 25 x 14 x 7 mm 25 x 14 x 10 mm 55 x 17 x 11 mm
    Scheduling Simple and flexible scheduling for GPS locations and VHF download.
    Rechargeable Limited recharges, dependent on deployment
    Mortality sensing Start of inactivity recorded in tag log
    Programmable mortality period
    Operating temperature -5°C to +50°C
    Antenna * 5cm GPS antenna
    18cm VHF antenna
    Waterproofing Standard & Heavy duty models: Splash tolerant
    Warranty** 80% of Estimated Life, to a Maximum Warranty Period of 3 months

    *Weight includes tubes for fitting harnesses. Tags can be customised to be more robust with stronger antennas. These options will add weight.

    ** All PinPoint Tags are Warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship under Normal Use for a period of 80% of Estimated Life for the first deployment schedule, unless otherwise specified, to a specified Maximum Warranty Period. The Tags should function (meaning to charge and take fixes) for the entirety of the Tag’s Warranty Period. For Remote Download PinPoint Tag Models (Argos, Iridium, VHF or GSM) the customer must prove that the Tag is in circumstances where it has had a good opportunity to collect GPS locations and where data reception is possible via the applicable method, in order to make a valid warranty claim.

    Please contact one of our Avian Telemetry Specialists to discuss your project.

    Specifications correct as of October 2017.

  • PinPoint VHF Download product sheet

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