Subject: Pet Finder -- Round 2
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 07:15:37 GMT
Organization: AT&T Broadband
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 07:15:37 GMT
In brief, I am looking for the most inexpensive method to find a
missing pet, specifically, a cat. By inexpensive, I mean under $200
US. The products on the market for this are very expensive.
In researching this I ran into something called "Foxhunting". Did not
take long to see that Foxhunting, that is, finding transmitters, is
pretty much what I want to do.
The retail DF gear ranges into the thousands, however, I found 2 kits
out there, one for $169, and the other for $69. I have provided links
to both below, the $69 dollar one is of most interest to me. I have
also included the link to a very small transmitter.
If someone with some experience in this area could take a look at the
Foxhunters and the transmitter, my question is, will it work, will the
combination have any chance to be effective in a very short range,
inside a few hundred foot radius.
Fairly cheap "FoxHunter"
My idea would be to have a mini-receiver and transmitter in the cat
collar. The receiver in the collar would trigger the collar
transmitter, by me, looking for the cat. Once triggered it would key
the collar transmitter in some pattern, like a few short bursts,
pause, repeat, or transmit constantly once triggered, I am not sure
which is better.
Then use the Foxhunter to home in on that signal. Any chance this will
work? Either the 69 dollar one or the 169 model. The antenna for the
transmitter is another issue, it would have to be either bonded on the
outside of the collar, or if possible, it could hang, at most, an inch
from the collar.
Am I even on the right track?
Also, would there be a better group to ask this in? My apologies in
advance if this belongs else where. (If you decide to flame me for it,
please don't forget to include the name of the right group in your