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_4nickando

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hi! my dog last week got loose and run away...
so i wanted to build a tracker, but the one i've seen here, laks autonomy...
i wanted it do be attached to the neckless, and to ahve a short but, very diferenciable signal, "pinging" every second, and with at least a mile of range.
it could be AM or FM, or other, and then i wanted to build 2 receivers so i could triangulate the signal.
is it possible?
Thanks!
 

Phasor

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I'm not too clued up on RF stuff - but I believe you have a similar idea to something that is known in the radio world as "Fox Hunting". That is, finding a hidden radio beacon.

However, I don't think that they normally triangulate - but they use directional antennas.

Can anybody fill in more info?
 

_4nickando

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well, i've never thought about directional antenas, and perhaps, it's even better!
do you know where can i find more information and even schemes about it?
Thanks!
 

kinjalgp

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Search www.google.com for "Directional antenna" and the result:
"Results 1 - 10 of about 127,000. Search took 0.09 seconds"
I love google :p It has answer for every :?:
 

midas10000

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Dog finder help

I recently got a dog from the kennel and for $20 they put a tracer in the dog in case it gets lost. The tracer has the owner, address, and phone number all embedded. Have you checked this out?
 

bogdanfirst

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well from what i know it is just a microchip that contains this data, it can not be traced and so you can find the dog.
it is in case someone finds your dog.
 

Phasor

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Yes, we have the same system in Australia - all new cats and dogs have to be microchipped. It makes tracing an animal's owner much easier :D
 

bogdanfirst

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like you say, with the microchip you can track the owner, but not the animal. i mean that you cannot use microchip and find the animal like a gps adn see where it is in space
 
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