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  • Order with Carrier for ONLY $10  (regularly $19.95)
  • Rechargeable, lightweight, water resistant transmitter that disengages from the arrow upon impact
  • Does not affect penetration and allows for pass-throughs
  • Hooks into the animal’s hide and begins sending Radio Frequency (RF) signals every three seconds for the duration of the battery life (18-20 hours)
  • Comes in a Bright Green color for high visibility in low light conditions
  • High Tensile Strength Steel Hook with corrosion resistant nickel plating and three barbs for maximum durability & hold.
  • Weight: 120 grains each

$134.99$144.99

The Pro-Tracker® Radio Frequency Transmitter Alpha is a rechargeable, lightweight, water resistant transmitter that disengages from the arrow upon impact; not affecting penetration and allowing for pass-throughs. The transmitter hooks into the animal’s hide and begins sending Radio Frequency (RF) signals every three seconds for the duration of the battery life (18-20 hours). You will need the Pro-Tracker Receiver to read and track the signal.

The Alpha model of the Radio Frequency Transmitter comes in a Bright Green color that is optimized for high visibility in low light conditions. It also features a High Tensile Strength Steel Hook with corrosion resistant nickel plating and three barbs for maximum durability and hold.

AMATEUR RADIO LICENSING:

( 47 CFR FCC part 97 )
Our low powered Pro-Tracker® transmitters shipped to addresses within the USA, operate only on Amateur Radio frequencies. According to FCC regulations, they require licensing for legal operation. There are no restrictions on their sale or possession, however Pro-Tracker® urges users to become familiar with and observe all laws and regulations governing Amateur Radio licensing and operation of the transmitters. Please note that Amateur Radio is not for commercial use. If you want to learn more about ham radio or to be licensed as a Technician Class ham radio operator please visit: www.arrl.org or www.gordonwestradioschool.com

 

Product Questions

Question:

How does Pro-Tracker® work with your bow hunt?

 

Answer:

 

The Pro-Tracker® System consists of three components:

  •   An 7075 Aluminum Carrier that screws into your arrow and holds the transmitter

  •   A Transmitter (w/a barbed hook) attaches to the animal when it is hit with the arrow & emits a radio signal after it is ejected from the arrow.

  •   A Receiver that tracks the transmitters radio signal once it attaches to the animal.

These three work together with your tracking skills to recover your animal faster after the shot.

Question:

How much weight does it add to my arrow?

Answer:

The 7075 Aluminum Carrier and Transmitter weigh 100 grains. It’s groundbreaking design screws into the shaft, keeping the majority of the mass in the center of the arrow at the front of the shaft. The added weight gives the arrow more kinetic energy to penetrate deeper into your animal. Its location also helps keep the arrow balanced and allows the arrow to rotate to keep your shot true to your target. When your bow is drawn the carrier raises the arrow about 2 mm to help compensate for the additional weight. The system comes with a practice dummy transmitter so you can make sure you’re pins are set correctly to be accurate with the system, you will not be disappointed accuracy of the system.

 

Question:

How does the Receiver work?

Answer:

The Receiver has a digital display that tells you how far away the transmitter is, what number transmitter you are following, the time of day, how long you have been tracking the animal and the battery life of the receiver.  You are able to program 6 different transmitter numbers into it, making it a system that can be shared by the whole family or with your hunting buddies. The display is easily read in the daytime and has a backlit display that can be turned on at night to track that last minute giant buck that emerges from the trees at dusk. Nothing more fun than tracking your animal in the pitch black woods!

 

Question:

How does the Transmitter connect to the Aluminum Carrier?

Answer:

The Pro-Tracker® System uses a plastic Shear Pin system to connect the Transmitter & Aluminum Carrier together. The Transmitter stays secure in the Aluminum Carrier when the arrow is released and the Shear Pin connection is broken when the arrow impacts with your animal. It only takes the impact of hitting your target to break the shear pin connection.

 

Question:

Does Pro-Tracker® work with crossbows?

Answer:

Yes it does. But the velocity at which crossbows shoot bolts creates a g-force that strains the shear pin connection. Therefore, if you are using Pro-Tracker® with your crossbow, we give you a set of Crossbow Secure Bands that help hold the Transmitter in place. This way the transmitter stays connected until impacting your animal.

 

Question:

How is the transmitter powered and how long is the battery life?

Answer:

The Transmitter is rechargeable and it’s charger uses a USB cable for power just like your cell phone. While the Transmitter is connected to the carrier it uses no power until it is attached to the animal. Once it is attached to the animal it has 18-20 hours of battery life in order for you to find and recover your animal. Plenty of time to do what you need to do.

 

Question:

Is it a GPS/Bluetooth?

Answer:

We decided to use Radio Frequencies in our Transmitters for a number of reasons. First is the varying terrain that hunters encounter in the wild sometimes does not lend itself to finding enough satellites to bounce the location off of for GPS. Second, the battery size needed to power a GPS system is too big to fit inside of our transmitter and weighs more than the one we use for our Radio Frequency Devices. Bluetooth devices have a very limited range. A bluetooth device has a maximum range of 50 yards while with radio frequency we have a range of 2 miles. That is over 70 times the distance.

 

Question:

Why is the hook so big?

Answer:

It works. After thorough testing we have determined it is what is needed to hold up with the impact. It gives use the most accuracy with the most durability. Better big than losing a wounded animal.

Question:

How does the transmitter affect the flight of my arrow?

Answer:

 

It flies exactly where your pin is set up. The flight is great and the accuracy is spot on. Many of our customers have called to personally tell us how pleasantly surprised they were that the flight isn’t affected by the transmitter with carrier. The dummy is great for practicing.

Reviews

Good @ 20 yards

Rated 5 out of 5
August 19, 2021

Seemed good @ 20 yards. Would want to try at distance.

Wesley Wright

!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 19, 2021

I like the concept of this recovery system. It will help lower the loss of game I’m definitely going to use this more

Timothy Baker

Very useful!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 19, 2021

I find this to be a very interesting product.

Timothy Baker

Really cool idea

Rated 5 out of 5
August 19, 2021

Would like to see how the tracker works

Wesley Wright

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