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Reviews Categories | Direction Finding equipment | SquawkBox T-hunt Transmitter Help


Reviews Summary for SquawkBox T-hunt Transmitter
SquawkBox T-hunt Transmitter Reviews: 4 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $119
Description: The SquawkBox T-hunt transmitter provides 50 milliwatts of FM-modulated RF at 146 Mhz, on a board measuring 0.9 x 2.4 inches. Includes a voice record/playback chip with 60-second recording capacity, and an integral electret microphone to record a message.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.silcom.com/~pelican2/PicoDopp/MICROHUNT.htm
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W6DPS Rating: 5/5 Jul 15, 2013 00:05 Send this review to a friend
Great practice/beginner transmitter  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Works very well, and is incredibly easy to record a message. The timing is very consistent, starting every 60 seconds after being turned on. The duration of the message depends on how long you record.

Used with a rubber ducky it has a range of about a half mile, line of sight, assuming a tape-measure antenna and average HT. Same with a turnstile.

A normal 9-volt transistor battery lasts for a very full day.
 
W1HFN Rating: 5/5 Jul 22, 2008 13:54 Send this review to a friend
Works Great!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have owned one of these Squawk boxes for quite some time and only recently fielded it for local fox hunts. It runs practically forever (over one week at 20 secs on every 3 mins)on 6 NiMh AAA batteries. Mounted in a cast aluminum case with BNC connector and whip, case is covered with camo tape. Small, easy to hide and makes it tough for the hunters to spot visually.
Congrats to Bob,WB6EYV for a great product.
 
N6JSX Rating: 3/5 Jan 12, 2008 14:59 Send this review to a friend
OK but to pricey  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have two and they work well - but do not try and change the frequency straps.

The serious flaw in the device is it is missing a SMA thru-hole connector pattern in the PCB for a jack installation option - the two wire hanging from the PCA just doesn't cut it.

I have mine mounted in an old Band-Aid box painted and wrapped in cloth cammo tape - what a devil to spot.

At these new high prices my $99 IC-Q7 with a cheap $9 DVR is as good.
 
N5RNY Rating: 5/5 Aug 13, 2007 17:27 Send this review to a friend
nice  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Tiny and works for short to medium range hunts 'as is', and they have a small 1 watt amp you can add to extend range. Customer service and support are second to none, with excellent email response.

Can be used for t-hunting, balloon payloads, or even repeater beacons, since the audio and PTT can be ported externally. I slipped mine with a 9V battery into a small pill bottle and its now nearly waterproof! All I'd have to do would be to seal it with silicone around the holes where the antenna wires come out.

I have range tested it, but our club has not yet used it in a t-hunt. I'll post later after the fun!
 


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