Archive for the 'Garmin Astro 220 Systems Infomation' Category

 Garmin Astro DC40 VHF Range Test

Garmin Astro DC40 Range Test. Setup: 2 DC30 collars, 1 DC40 collar. All mounted at the same hieght and side by side. All Update Rates were set to 5 seconds so I would know immediately which collar lost signal quickly. Garmin Astro with 220 with a Truck Mount antenna. During this test because the collars [...]



 DC40 Vs DC30 GPS Reception Test

Lot’s of Talk about Problems with the New DC40 Collars from Garmin.   When Garmin Announced that they moved the GPS antenna to the bottom, I’ll be honest I was both happy and scared.    My worries was the Benifits of a tighter package would not out weigh the Loss of GPS reception.     Here are some tests [...]



 Garmin DC40 Press release

To: Astro Dealers From: Garmin International ***ASTRO DC 40 FIRST TIME USE ADVISORY*** It has come to our attention that a small number of customers who have purchased Garmin’s new DC 40 GPS tracking collar have experienced issues with acquiring and maintaing a good GPS satellite fix. There are a few simple steps that users [...]



 Garmin Astro DC40 Reviews

Here is a Review on the DC40′s ,  Author Asked to remain Annonomous…  Doesn’t look good.   My Recomendation is still holding for the DC30 right now while they are still available. I’m offering a Free DayGlo Collar with every DC30.   We use a Heavy Duty Protective sleeve, Not the Rubber, or Sewn sleeves.  http://www.dugraphics.com/shop/products/Garmin_DC30_tracking_collar-265-34.html DC40 Review [...]



 Garmin DC40 collars are starting to ship out

Well it’s getting close, We expect to recieve a Garmin Astro DC40 any day now. Once we get our hands on the first DC40 we will post an un biased opinion about the performance and if there are any DC40 Reception issues caused by moving the GPS antenna on the bottom of the collar for [...]



 Garmin DC40 Price increase

Earlier I predicted a Price increase with the DC40 collars over the DC30 Garmin collars. After some information came in from a couple of my vendors I retracted that prediction as all the Prices was the the Same.   Today I’m starting to see changes that indicate that indeed the Prices for the DC40 collars will [...]



 Garmin DC40 Raffle $5 Each

BigGameHoundsmen.com holds a raffle Twice each year to help pay for server costs.  It’s a Great chance to win a New DC40 system. Grand Prize is a Garmin astro Combo with DC40 collar,  Second and third Place winners each recieve a DC40. Limited entry, 5 dollars per ticket.    Only 400 Tickets are sold.  Three Winning tickets. More [...]



 Garmin DC40 (more information)

I’m getting allot of questions about the DC30 compared to the DC40. Currently my recomendation is if you were holding off for a DC40.. Let’s hold off for at least another week until the dust settles and I can start to get some Solid information on actual dealer costs and availibility and I can ask [...]



 Garmin Astro DC40 Vs. DC30

DC40 VS.  DC30 It’s gettin time to consider the the Garmin Astro DC40. There are some nice features in the DC40,  Some that I personally recomended to Garmin.    (Not that I think they actually listened to me)  But I did personally Recomend a 4 digit Pin lock so collars could not be changed unless they owner [...]



 Garmin Astro DC40 update

NEW 2010 DC-40 COLLAR DESIGN The new rugged Astro DC 40 collar / transmitter is a complete stand alone unit. The DC 40 is an improved designed based of the popular DC 30 collar. The DC 40 is a self contained transmitter. It incorporates the GPS antenna / receiver, battery and electronics into one unit. [...]