Subject: Re: Pet Locator Design Help Needed
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 16:48:11 GMT
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Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 16:48:11 GMT
On Sat, 11 Jan 2003 14:05:06 +0000, John Woodgate
>That sounds as though you have the collar beeping and flashing. You want
>the *hand-held* unit to beep and flash. Transmitter on the cat, receiver
>in your hand. Or, for maximum battery life (perhaps: it now has a
>transceiver to run intermittently as opposed to a transmitter all the
>time) of the cat-worn unit, transceivers at each end. Transmit from
>hand-held => receive by collar => trigger collar transmitter => receive
>by hand-held => beeps and lights.
That was essentially the approach I am considering, the one question
still remains, how do I go about homing in on it once in receipt ion
From the replies here, and in my email, it's looking like the signal
strength idea is a bad one, several emailed and said there would be
too much noise and I would never see a useable difference.
However, if I buy a second one of what I have now, and jury rig the
cat side as you suggested, adding the transmitter, at least I would
know I was in range. hmmmm.... Perhaps that might be close enough to
start calling out his name, even though cats rarely come when called,
mine often complains (meows) when you try...
Thanks for your reply,