GPS resolution 0.00001 degree (~1 meter at equator)
Dynamically adjusting GPS fix rate (1-minute minimum with current software version)
Archive capacity of up to 258,000 locations
Reinforced antenna base
Operating lifetime up to 3 years
Length: 2.32 in (5.89 cm) x Width: 2.15 in (5.46 cm) x Height: 0.82 in (2.08 cm)
Antenna: 3.35 in (8.51 cm) protruding from the back edge of the transmitter
GPS (latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, course, HDOP,
VDOP, and number of GPS satellites), temperature, battery voltage,
The housing is constructed from a lightweight glass-reinforced epoxy composite material with a contiguous interior metal-plated coating. The unit is hermetically sealed with a metal-to-metal solder joint providing stability during changes in temperature and humidity. The solar array is encapsulated in silicone and covered with a polycarbonate window for added durability. Additional hardware is included for patagial attachment.
Standard Finish: classic, dark brown, medium brown, gray, white, black
* Mounting posts not included in these dimensions.
Our satellite GPS-equipped PTTs have had a significant impact on the conservation of California Condors. The high-resolution location data have been crucial in helping to reestablish a more stable population of the species in western North America. GPS/GSM 20-70 50g Patagial Transmitters continue to aid this endeavor, providing greater frequency location data for careful monitoring of these endangered birds.
We recently visited our colleagues at Pinnacles National Park who shared with us the ongoing success of the California Condor Recovery Program.
Read more about our experience at Pinnacles National Park in our 2018 Spring Newsletter.