These light-weight transmitters require certain handling precautions.
The transmitters should not be subjected to excessive pressure. Do not hold the transmitter by the antenna, or twist, pull or bend the antenna wire.
The best guideline is to treat the transmitter as gently as you do the animal.
Preparing the Transmitter for Use
To verify operation, activate the transmitter 4 to 5 hours before attaching it to the animal.
Remove the tape from the wire leads by WARMING it with the soldering iron and gently sliding it off the leads. Avoid excessive bending or pulling of these leads as they are fragile.
Solder the last 1 mm of the pre-tinned power leads together using rosin-core solder. DO NOT OVERHEAT. The use of a good magnifier is recommended. Use a low power iron (~ 25 W) with a fine tip or a butane soldering pencil (Portasol, etc.). Do not use a solder gun.
Verify that the unit has been activated and check the best reception point on your receiver.
Soften the wax on the side of the transmitter by holding the soldering iron ¼” to ½” from the wax. Gently press the soldered leads into the softened wax. Melt the wax by BRIEFLY touching the wax with the tip of the soldering iron. Ensure leads are covered with wax for waterproofing. A drop of crazy glue on the leads will also help to waterproof them. Verify that the unit is still functioning.
Glue the transmitter to the animal so that the antenna has a slight curve away from the animal’s body. In the case of a temperature sensing transmitter, ensure that the sensor (marked with a coloured dot) is next to the animal’s skin.
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