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.
Backpack (with standard neoprene cushioning pad)
Standard or Matte Finish: classic, dark brown, medium brown, gray, white, black
Matte Finish Only: desert sand, brown sand, black sand
Ring-billed Gull, Swallow-tailed Kite, Snail Kite, Red Goshawk, Reddish Egret
* Harnessing loops and neoprene pad not included in these dimensions.
The 2012 release of our Solar Argos/GPS 17g PTT further expanded the range of birds that could be tracked with GPS accuracy. This lightweight model is our smallest transmitter equipped with GPS technology and has continued to be updated with our latest advancements, including a more powerful battery and higher-efficiency solar cells. Learn about how prototypes of the 17g PTT were used to examine threats to endangered Snail Kites.