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I took my astro out for the first time and the handheld was showing the wrong direction and distance to my dog. Also the dc40 is blinking 3 times. Not sure what that means

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I've had several Garmin Dog Tracking Collars and always had good luck calling the Garmin Tec Support people for guidance. Their support contact info can be found at the following site:

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/home/support/supportcontact

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

  • ralph71 Sep 18, 2011

    have you tryed calibrating the compass before every hunt the triple blink means its got a very good satilite fix

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My Garmin Astro 220 will not pick up collars dc30 or dc40 outside 50-100 yards. I have updated all to newest 4.0. still not working. Any advise I have tried everything!


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