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GPS locations downloadable over VHF radio – now with Solar cells!

Accurate, automated GPS locations are taken at times/dates programmed by you, to meet the requirement of your study. The locations can then be remotely downloaded with our VHF PinPoint Command Unit, when you want to with no need to recapture your animal. The solar cells then use light to recharge the battery for detection of the next locations and data relay. These tags weigh from just 6g.

Great for:

  • Species with good exposure to light
  • Species that are difficult to recapture
  • Periodic data collection during your study
  • Species prone to disturbance

For PinPoint VHF Download tags without Solar, please see PinPoint VHF Download.

  • Flexible, user-programmable GPS & VHF Download schedule
  • Lightweight, easy to use PinPoint Commander
  • Tag automatically recharged by solar cells
  • Built-in attachment point for harness
  • Various customisable options for your chosen species – see our Solar Tag Design page


Provisional Model Specifications

Model PinPoint VHF Download 
Solar - S
PinPoint VHF Download 
Solar - M
PinPoint VHF Download 
Solar - L
Weight * ~6g ~11g ~16g
Estimated number of locations Contact one of our Avian Telemetry Specialists for estimates.
Dependent on insolation and GPS acquisition time
Base dimensions (mm) 40 x 18 60 x 22 80 x 25
Height dimensions † From 11mm - Tag body height & dome shape customised to order
Rechargeable Solar panel recharging
Operating temperature -5C to +50C
Antenna * 5cm GPS antenna
18cm Argos antenna
Waterproofing Splash dive tolerant
Warranty 6 months or 80% of the scheduled life, whichever is shorter

Contact your telemetry specialist to further discuss these options and their impact on tag size and weight.
* Weight includes tubes for fitting harnesses. Tags can be customised to be more robust with stronger antennas. These options will add weight.

Specifications correct as of November 2016.

Download PinPoint Solar Argos or VHF Download product sheet (PDF)