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#31 Parabuteos lad

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:49 PM

That you should try contacting him over the iff or facebook, where he is more likely to be as it appears he only joined to answer your original questions :)

#32 grovsey

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:30 AM

Not going down well on iff also .lots of posts not being answered there also just a case of advertise then nothing
So many issues with it

#33 Wingbeat

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:05 PM

Hi All

Daryll from GB Falconry sent me and Adrian Halgarth (Scotland) a unit each, on first inspection I thought it a bit big so only really suitable for birds of around 2lb up, it fits on a track pack and lays neatly between the wings.
Switching on the unit, it goes into searching for sat etc, to cut a long story short, if your bird goes off you phone the unit up and it will ring twice then hang up on you, the unit on bird will then call you back with a text which when opened will bring up a map with its location to nearest postcode, and its altitude so you know how high off ground its sitting or still flying.

It is definately the way forward and Daryll will no doubt move forward when chips become less expensive and smaller.

Adrian has been using his unit extensively up in Scotland where signals are hard to find, he sent out a collegue with a GPS unit and standard tag, he lost signal on tag after 4 miles but the GPS unit kept giving Adrian its whereabouts continuosly !!!
It does work with a android phone and the distance is ............ as long as you have a signal, this Country or abroad ....
Griff that someone mentioned owns the Welsh Hawking Centre in Barry South Wales, I used to work there 20+ years ago, he is very well respected and spends most of his time out in Dubia now.

Daryll is a nice man to do business with and well worth a look on his website for Falconry equipment.

Regards All

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P.S Its a shame I didn't have this before my Peri/Lanner p***** off, she still not back so eyes to the sky all, Thanks add me on facebook: Alec Shearer

Edited by Wingbeat, 07 May 2012 - 05:18 PM.


#34 bullet

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

Hi All

Daryll from GB Falconry sent me and Adrian Halgarth (Scotland) a unit each, on first inspection I thought it a bit big so only really suitable for birds of around 2lb up, it fits on a track pack and lays neatly between the wings.
Switching on the unit, it goes into searching for sat etc, to cut a long story short, if your bird goes off you phone the unit up and it will ring twice then hang up on you, the unit on bird will then call you back with a text which when opened will bring up a map with its location to nearest postcode, and its altitude so you know how high off ground its sitting or still flying.

It is definately the way forward and Daryll will no doubt move forward when chips become less expensive and smaller.

Adrian has been using his unit extensively up in Scotland where signals are hard to find, he sent out a collegue with a GPS unit and standard tag, he lost signal on tag after 4 miles but the GPS unit kept giving Adrian its whereabouts continuosly !!!
It does work with a android phone and the distance is ............ as long as you have a signal, this Country or abroad ....
Griff that someone mentioned owns the Welsh Hawking Centre in Barry South Wales, I used to work there 20+ years ago, he is very well respected and spends most of his time out in Dubia now.

Daryll is a nice man to do business with and well worth a look on his website for Falconry equipment.

Regards All

Alec

P.S Its a shame I didn't have this before my Peri/Lanner p***** off, she still not back so eyes to the sky all, Thanks add me on facebook: Alec Shearer


im sorry, since when has daryll been a nice man? he cant even answer a question with out bad wording folk,
the unit is a point in the right direction, but not with GB falconry, this unit is for dogs and is made by another company, daryll will not answer your questions if he dont like them, also gets abusive with people if you constanly keep asking,
there is a telemetry tester in japan who ordered one from him, he is a well respected tester, but daryll didnt like the idea after he realised he'd sent one to him, see iff if you want the results, im sticking will my more expensive but more reliable and great aftercare marshall
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#35 fireash123

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:31 PM

its crap unless your just a messer or do abit of bird work so doesnt matter how well your bird performs or what roof its on lol

#36 jasper65

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

seems with all these fandango new gadgets that first come out there is generaly always room for improvement.

I tend to stay clear of all of them until there's at least a MKII which normaly rectifies and updates any problems found with the MKI, If after a few in depth field tests the original unit is still holding its own without any improvments and performing well then I'm all ears :thumbs:.

there been alot fo questions asked so far without many answers, this would tend to worry me slightly if I was interested making a purchase.....

#37 Wingbeat

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

Can't comment on way Darryl speaks to others but only way he talks to me and thats polite and proffesional, just like all new things as Jasper65 says things will improve and like I said the chips are available to make this so small but F****** expensive at mo (thousands), time will bring price down, but the unit in its infantsy is more or less flawless (apart from size), it works and gives you bird location and thats what we want at end of day to find bird asap.


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#38 grovsey

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:52 PM

from what i can gather it dont give you a signal if the bird is on the wing and if thats a faclon it could be a long way away before u know