From: firstname.lastname@example.org (N. Thornton)
Subject: Re: Pet Finder -- Round 2
Date: 18 Jan 2003 12:58:13 -0800
NNTP-Posting-Date: 18 Jan 2003 20:58:13 GMT
WildOne wrote in message news:...
> 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.
> Cheapest "Foxhunter"
> Fairly cheap "FoxHunter"
> Tiny Transmitter
> 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
> Thank you,
Well, since no-one else has replied...
The 69 buck one would be overkill, but woud do fine, if it receives on
the right frequency. A pocket radio really is all you need. I didnt
look at the 169 dollar one.