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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:13 pm 
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Me and three others all use these w/DC30 collars in thick northern Michigan swamps (bearhunting swamps) we only get 700-900 yards consistently with .7 mile on the high side we have all got the long range antenas and have custom roof mount antennas that reach further than the garmin long range (barely) these numbers are in the summer. during the winter/late fall you can easily double the distance. in the hardwoods with lots of medium hills I get 2.5 miles with the leaves off & 1 mile with leaves on. I have tried 6 different style antennas this is the best we can get. open flat terrain with this antenna i get 6 miles. very frustrating having to run 2 tracking systems at all times :(

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:51 pm 
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I haven't done a distance test yet, but I haven't lost signal yet just hunting. Last time out it got to 650 yards over 2 hills and down in a ditch and never lost signal. I don't live where it's flat in Iowa either. I live in the southwest where we have big rolling hills. Even though I've never lost signal, I have noticed that when you copy your tracks to map source it tells the time length of each leg. Some go up to 30 seconds. I'm not sure if that means it didn't report every 5 seconds during that time or what? Probably half the legs in a nightly track are more than 5 seconds. I'm guessing that means it didn't receive the signal but it doesn't tell you you're disconnected unless it's 40 or more seconds.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:19 pm 
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well last night I ran the dogs and this time they both went about 800 yards both times with no problems. never lost sig yet knock on wood


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:10 pm 
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I got my new GARMIN in september,charged the collar and hung it on the front porch,jumped in my truck and went for a ride.We have alot of big rolling hills here and alot of trees. I was 13 miles and never lost reception,i was amazed.Very seldome lose reception when hunting,there is alot of thick timber around here.


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Location: mississippi
I BOUGHT A REFURB ASTRO AND A NEW DC -30 ABOUT 3 MONTHS AGO. WHEN I GOT IT I WOULD LOSE SIGNAL ABOUT 250-350 YARDS. DONE ALL THE UPDATES GET ABOUT 550- 1/2 MILE RANGE NOW WITH EXTENDED ANTENNA. NO MORE THAN .56 MILES EVER IS THIS NORMAL OR SHOULD I BE SENDING IT BACK. WISH NOW I WOULD HAVE GOT A NEW ASTRO INSTEAD OF TRYING TO SAVE A BUCK. OR IS THIS NORMAL I DO HUNT IN PRETTY HILLY CONDITIONS THANKS


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:12 am 
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1/2 mile mile rubber ducky 1 1/4 mile metal folding ant. and a wopping 3.9 miles with mag roof ant south ga river swamp


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mauney, I would send it back if that is all the farther you can track with the long range antenna. You should be able to track that distance with the stock antenna.

I agree you shouldn't have been cheap and just bought a new one :) .


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since i got the garmin with the dc40 I have been testing the product alot, With the cartop in western south dakota terrain you can get close to five miles, with the stock antenna you can get about 2-3 miles, it all depends on the night, sometimes it can't track over a mile with the stock antenna. I havn't done a true line of sight test yet, all these tests were done in rolling hill terrain.


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220 with dc30, my max range is around 800 yards. Hunting in the appalachian mountains.


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Same here unless I use truck mount antenna it will double the distance at minimum.. Also I very rarely loose communication with the truck mount well worth the money


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rough tn. hills/mts. 3/4 to one mile but can allways move a little and find dogs as long as on top of ground


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about 1.5 miles, hunting nga mtns.

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georgia swamps 1 mile

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