Q: How many collars can a Drivetrack 71 track?
A: With the Astro 320, you can have up to 10 collars displayed. The Astro 430 and Alpha 100 can have up to 20 collars displayed. The Drivetrack does not work independently to track, they work off of the handhelds. The Drivetrack can only be paired with one handheld at a time.
Q: Can the Drivetrack 71 be used as a Navigational GPS?
A: Yes, the Drivetrack 71 can be used as a Navigational GPS when it is not being used as a dog tracker. To use it as a GPS, the Usage mode has to be changed to Automobile mode, once changed it will have all the functions as a Navigational GPS.
Q: Can a Drivetrack 71 tone, shock, or vibrate a collar?
A: No, the Drivetrack 71 will only display the dogs on the map from the handheld. The Drivetrack can not correct a dog, it works off of the handheld.
Q: Will the maps off the handheld show on the Drivetrack?
A: No, the Drivetrack 71 will need its own Birdseye downloaded or Huntview card. The Drivetrack 71 will only pull the collars location off of the handheld. The new Drivetrack 71 comes with a years subscription of Birdseye already on the device.
Q: Can waypoints be saved on the Drivetrack 71?
A: Yes, the Drivetrack 71 can have waypoints on it. They are not the same as waypoints on a handheld. They are much larger icons on the Drivetrack and will not match what is on the handheld.
Q:Does the Astro 430 come with any maps?
A: Yes, the Astro 430 comes preloaded with a 24K topo of the whole United States as well as a year subscription of Birdseye imagery. The Astro 430 does not come with a Birdseye card, it is already preloaded with the subscription on the device. Once the year is up, the Birdseye is not deleted off the device but no more imagery can be downloaded unless another subscription is bought.
Q:What kind of batteries come with the Astro 430?
A: The Astro 430 does not come with any batteries in the box. The handheld uses AA batteries that are purchased separately. The NiMH Rechargeable Battery Pack is compatible with the Astro 430 and can be added to any Astro 430 Bundle. The NiMH battery pack will give the unit 6-8 hours of battery life. With the rechargeable battery pack, the handheld can be recharged as an Alpha 100 would.
Q:Can the Astro 430 save waypoints?
A: Yes, the Astro can save waypoints that will appear on the map. The waypoints can be marked as things such as Truck, Camp, Stand, or a custom name. These waypoints will not appear on the map of a Drivetrack that is paired with the handheld.
Q:How far is the range on the Astro 430?
A: The Astro 430 will have the range of 1.5-2 miles with a standard long range antenna on it. With an extended range antenna (truck mounted whip), the range can range up to 3-4 miles. The variations in terrain, weather, seasons, and surroundings can affect the range seen out of the extended antenna and Astro 430.
Q:Can the Astro 430 track TT10, TT15, and TT15 minis?
A: Yes, the Astro 430 can track the DC50, T5, T5mini, TT10, TT15, and the TT15 mini collars. The Astro can track them alone or with an Alpha 100 also tracking them at the same time. The Astro 430 cannot train any of the TT collars unlike the Alpha. The Astro 430 is strictly a tracking device.
Q: Can the Astro 320 and Astro 430 track the same collars?
A: The Astro 320 and 430 and can both track the DC50 and T5 collars. They cannot track the collars at the same time. The same collar cannot be tracked. If both kinds of handhelds are tracking the same collar at the same time, the Astro 320 will drop the connection on the collar. The Astro 320 can track the DC 30 or DC 40 but the Astro 430 cannot.