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MCFT3 Series

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Coded VHF radio transmitters

The MCFT3 series VHF radio transmitters are highly configurable with advanced activation scheduling, multiple sensor capability, programmable output power, and data archiving in a compact waterproof package. Compatible with Lotek SRX receiver series, the MCFT3 builds upon the reliability of previous microprocessor-based MCFT  and MCFT2 series. The MCFT3 incorporates temperature, depth, and  multi-level accelerometer based activity data, an advancement over MCFT2 use of binary motion sensors.

MCFT3 sets a new standard for wildlife telemetry by incorporating the very latest developments in radio frequency and microprocessor technologies to deliver new data and an enhanced feature set for more effective fisheries research and monitoring.


Options

  • Available in standard or high power output
  • Sensors include temperature, pressure, activity, 3-axis accelerometer
  • Real time data transmission and/or data logging option (requires model DLC-2 programmer for data download
  • Product Features

    • Up to 728 unique IDs per frequency (Lotek5)
    • Compatible with Lotek 3, 4, 5 proprietary codesets
    • Available in standard or high power output
    • Sensors include temperature, pressure, activity
    • 3-axis accelerometer based activity sensor
    • Tight frequency tolerance ( ± 100 Hz)
    • Programmable sensor data resolution
    • Advanced and extremely flexible ON/OFF activation and code burst interval programming
    • Compatible with all Lotek VHF radio receivers (SRX400, 400A, 600, DL and SRX 800)
    • Archival data-logging option (requires DLC-1 reader for data download)
    • Wet/dry switch conserves energy in marine applications.
  • Product Applications

    • Survey life studies
    • Microhabitat utilization
    • Fish passage evaluation
    • Energy expenditure studies
    • Migration timing
    • Spawning behavior
  • Product Specifications

     Model Physical Specifications Life [1] (days)
      Weight (g) Size (ØxL) (mm) 2s interval 5s interval 10s interval
    MCFT3-SO 6.8 8 x 43 19 / 5 45 / 12 83 / 23
    MCFT3-EM 11 11 x 60 112 / 30 266 / 74 497 / 144
    MCFT3-LM 16 11 x 80 173 / 47 414 / 114 773 / 224
    MCFT3-3A 20 16 x 58 293 / 82 701 / 201 1309 / 392
    MCFT3-L 30 16 x 85 639 / 177 1529 / 437 2855 / 856
    MCFT3-FP TBD TBD 99 / 25 237 / 62 788 / 230
    MCFT3-MA TBD TBD 330 / 94 788 / 230 1472 / 451

    1. Estimated life for ID-only transmitters at standard/high power. Other burst intervals available (0.5 sec resolution).


    Technical specifications:
    Operating frequency: 138 – 176 MHz
    Typical frequency separation: 10KHz
    Basic/advanced programming: delay start, hour/day/
    week activation periods and burst intervals

    MCFT3 options:
    H – High Power: +10dB
    T – Temperature: -6 to +34oC
    P – Pressure/depth: 5, 10, 15, 50, 275 m
    A – Activity: 0.5, 1.5, 2.0 G
    L – Logger: Delay, Multiple of Burst Interval

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