This transmitter was designed for tail mount attachment on raptors and other birds with robust tails. It can also be configured for backpack attachment to birds, herptiles and small mammals.
|Model||Weight||Standard Life||Lifespan range||Dimensions: Diameter x L (mm)|
|RI-2C||6.0g||12 months||6-18 months||10 x 32|
|RI-2C||7.5g||18 months||12-18 months||10 x 39|
|RI-2C||9.0g||24 months||12-24 months||10 x 49|
|RI-2C||15g||30 months||18-36 months||14 x 43|
|RI-2C||21g||36 months||24-48 months||16 x 46|
Frequency Range: 138 to 235 MHz.
Transmitter: Crystal controlled two-stage design, pulsed by a CMOS multivibrator.
Pulse Width (standard): 24 milliseconds (ms). Available from 22-30ms.
Pulse Rate (standard): 40 pulses per minute (ppm). Available from 20-120ppm.
Power Output: Set to use available battery power over the required transmitter life.
Housing: The battery and transmitter are encapsulated in an inert waterproof epoxy.
Attachment: Small tubes are incorporated for passage of material to tie the unit to one or two tail feathers. Larger tubes are used for backpack attachment.
Antenna: Stranded stainless steel cable covered with a black nylon coating. Two layers of shrinkable tubing reinforce the antenna at its base.
Activation: Removing an external magnet starts the transmitter. Replacing it stops the transmitter.
Mortality (suffix “M”): The available delay is 12 hours. The 12 hour delay circuit indicates its activation by increasing the pulse rate from a nominal ~42 ppm to ~75 ppm. After the mortality mode has been triggered, any motion resets the transmitter to the normal pulse rate. This option adds ~0.5g to the finished weight of each transmitter.
Activity (suffix “A”): Every motion event exceeding a preset range of angles generates one extra pulse between the normal pulses. This activity pulse is distinctively shorter (~12 ms) than the normal pulses. This option adds ~0.5g to the finished weight of each transmitter.
Temperature (suffix “T”): An increase or decrease in temperature results in a corresponding increase or decrease in pulse rate. At the standard settings, the pulse rate changes from ~15 ppm at 0°C to ~50 ppm at 40°C. Each transmitter is supplied with a plotted calibration curve. This option adds ~0.05g to the finished weight of each transmitter.
Position (suffix “P”): The pulse rate switches from ~24 ppm to ~50 ppm when the animal changes body position, pivoting the transmitter 10° or more from a preset orientation. This option adds ~0.5g to the finished weight of each transmitter.
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