We get a lot of requests for telemetry and telemetry-related accessories, but as you probably well know, this is a highly specialized field that necessitates a lot of knowledge to supply properly.
We are excited to announce that we now offer cutting-edge Falcon Telemetry Systems to the dedicated individuals whose efforts are keeping falconry alive and well. To meet the demands of our customers, we will provide the falconry radio telemetry equipment they require, along with the knowledge and service they expect.
Historically, a falconer would use the distant jingle of a bell to track down a soaring or hunting bird. Fortunately, radio telemetry has emerged as a more dependable and practical approach for modern falconers.
Learning how to use newly developed and more complex equipment might be challenging at times. Let’s dive deeper into the applications of radio telemetry gear in the field.
What is the theory behind radio telemetry?
A raptor’s whereabouts may be monitored electronically through the use of radio telemetry. The bird is equipped with a transmitter that broadcasts a radio signal. The falconer is monitoring the frequency with a receiver tuned to the same channel. To find a bird that has flown away when hunting, flying, being chased, or in any other situation requiring flight, falconry radio telemetry devices can be quite useful.
Where do I find the instructions for putting a transmitter on my bird?
Mounting transmitters in a variety of ways, each with their own set of pros and cons, is available. It usually comes down to the falconer’s personal inclination and the raptor species involved as to which technique is employed. Many other mounts can be utilized, but these are the most common:
Mounted on legs
An anklet with a transmitter is worn by the bird. For bigger raptors, this is the preferred way.
Mounted on tail
The transmitter fits onto a mount piece that is fastened to the top or bottom of one of the deck feathers.
Mounted on neck
Transmitters are worn around the bird’s neck like a necklace by means of an elastic band or knot. In order to keep the raptor secure, the band material must be easily broken.
Mounted on back
A “backpack” is another name for the same thing. The bird is equipped with a harness made of ribbon and a mounting plate is fastened to the harness. The mount is where the transmitter is attached.
I have a receiver, but I don’t know how to find my bird with it.
The signal from your bird’s transmitter will be audible on your receiver after you turn it on (be sure to check that your receiver and transmitter are working before you release your bird). Slowly rotate while keeping the receiver horizontally level and listen for the peak in the signal’s volume. If you get this signal while in the same altitude as your raptor, it means you are in direct communication with it. Pursue the pointing signal until you find your bird. Learning to decipher signals from background noise requires some experience.
You can get everything related to falconry radio telemetry for the best falconry systems here at Hallux GPS. Our online store has everything you could possibly need, including mounts, transmitters, receivers, antennas, travel cases, and even batteries.