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DC30 collar.shows distance but a question mark instead of the dog logo..have done a re-set etc ,changed aerial but still have the same problem

Other collars work fine.have even tried it with a 320 and still the same problem

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SOURCE: astro 220 and dc 30

after some thort i re aqainted my astro 220 and dc 30 again.
this was done at factory and i still dont no why it has done it in the first place, but i got it going again.
on the 220 you can add aditional collars so i went into add a new collar and followed the proccess
and it re astablished it self with the colar.
now i took it on a hunt with my dog yesterday and seemed to be working fine it was traking my dog like it was suppose to.
my dog took of and was been track then lost signal.
after some time i found my dog and noticed the dc 30 had lost its satilite link the red led lites were only blinking not double blinking like there ment to when they have a satililite link.
thort it mite have been out of range but got back into town and it still is not picking up satilite.
so can you please tell me why this is so.
ordered this unit all the way from america to australia and not haveing much luck or very impresed.
so anything you could tell me would be great. had this unit 3 days used it once.
reguards john guppy.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Garmin Astro 220 looses contact with dc30 collar

GPS SYSTEMS HAVE A TENDENCY TO LOSE CONNECTIVITY TO SATILLITES BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER, CLOUD COVER, TUNNEL ENTRANCE, BAD OR NO POWER, BATTERY LIFE HAS BEEN EXPENDED, HAZARD OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE TO GPS SYSTEMS, AND IMPROPER VEHICLE MOUNTING AND HAND HELD POSITION. FREE SOLUTIONS 1. ALWAYS PLACE YOUR GPS DEVICE IN THE UPPERMOST PORTION OF YOUR VEHICLE SO THAT THE GPS SIGNAL MAY EASILY LOCATE YOUR DEVICE EVEN WHEN THE WEATHER IS BAD 2. KEEP YOUR BATTERY CHARGED ONLY WHEN IT NEEDS IT MOST AND AVOID CHARGING OFTEN 3. IF YOU OVERCHARGE YOUR GPS DEVICE, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE BATTERY LEAKAGE, WHICH CAN EAT AWAY AT YOUR CLOTHING, DESTROY YOUR DEVICE IN SECONDS, AND CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR VEHICLE SEATS 4. YOUR GPS DEVICE HAS A TENDENCY TO FREEZE BECAUSE OF THE SIM AND MEMORY CHIPS LOCATED WITHIN IT 5. YOU CAN FIX THE FREEZING PROBLEM BY REMOVING THE SIM CHIP AND MEMORY CHIP AND RESTARTING YOUR SYSTEM 6. OTHER FREEZE PROBLEMS OCCUR BECAUSE THE DEVICE IS COLD WHEN IT IS KEPT IN THE VEHICLE AND CHIP CREEK OCCURS WHERE THE DEVICES MICROCHIPS BECOME LOOSE AND TIGHTEND BECAUSE OF WARM AND COLDER AIR FLUCTUATIONS. IT IS BEST TO KEEP THE DEVICE IN A PURSE OR ON A TABLE WHERE IT IS NOT SUBJECT TO CONSTANT TEMP. CHANGE 7. PREVENTION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE IS BEST SOLVED BY: interference from devices located nearby, and even a radio turned on and located really close to your unit. This is normally known as electromagnetic interference to electronics and is very common

Posted on Jan 22, 2011

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SOURCE: we have 10 dc30 collars

You either have a bad contact to the antenna or the internal battery has started to fail.
The collar will have to be dismantled, the wiring checked and the battery tested to see how well it's holding the charge and replaced if necessary. Here is how
http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/DC30_DC30BatteryReplacementInstructions.pdf
Here is a new battery
http://stores.nextag.com/store/4857653/product/952529591/Garmin-DC30Bat-Lithium-Ion

Posted on Jul 11, 2011

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