[aprssig] Garmin Astro
sparkfel at qwest.net
Wed Jan 10 13:47:28 CST 2007
I haven't been looking at GPS hardware lately, but saw something cool on
CNN that Garmin is displaying at CES - my boss went and didn't take me... :(
The Garmin Astro.
It's a (dog) tracking collar and RINO like receiver. I don't see why it
couldn't be used for other purposes. Your kid might look funny with the
collar on, though.
I really wonder about it's utility in hunting. I've done a fair share of
bird hunting (even with Top Gun guys out of Howard, SD) and we've never
really lost a dog. A good reactive "beep" collar seems to me to be more
useful, especially with a group of hunters.
And I think in some states this may actually be considered illegal - the
use of radios to facilitate hunting. I personally consider it unethical
and unsportsmanlike. Fair Chase. Then again I prefer to bird hunt with a
.20 gauge over-under, rather than some tricked out semi-auto cannon.
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