Hi ROD, I guess you didn't see that I was being sarcastic AS I FEEL THIS DEVICE IS JUST A WASTE OF MONEY. Why is it that there are those that need to buy these toys. You can't use it in a race that extra12 grams of weight will just tire the bird out in the longer races and in the speed races the bird will be left behind so what have we proven. These tests were coducted on some fly speck of an island in the ALANTIC OCEAN I would like to see them test it out on the 395 race course from BENTON thats about 300 miles to me and about 340 to the race guys down in SAN DIEGO.GEORGEGeorge,
This gps device kind of still sucks. It is not a locator device or some form of transmitting device. It goes like this: You put the device on the pigeon, turn it on, then fly the birds. You are not really tracking them! When the bird comes back, you get the device off and download the data. Then you use their software and plot the graph. You can then use google earth to plot your data as well. As you can see, if the bird gets hit by a hawk, then the device can't be located at all. It is not like radio transmitters they use for tracking other animals.