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Old 31-07-2017, 06:47 PM
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In this 33 Hours i send 3 requests, did you ask for position in your test?
I think I did 4 'locate' requests. Transmitter was on its way abroad by airmail. First response was from a warehouse near Heathrow airport. The other replies gave position of the nearest Cellphone Mast. (This happens when transmitter can't get coordinates because it can't 'see' the satellites, probably because it was in a building in this case.) It reported the battery % in each reply.

By the way, I use an App, Macrodroid, on my smartphone to automate the sending of the 'locate' text. I just have to tap a Widget Button on the desktop to send the request. This is so much easier than stopping to type the message, perhaps several times, when actively tracking a moving bird.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:09 AM
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The Rts ist running for 60 hours now. I send 4 requests and the tx didn't move. Battery is 32%. I am satisfied so far 👍
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:16 PM
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What sim card are you guys using for multi providor roaming?
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:23 PM
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I just took then one that has the best coverage in Austria it only uses the a1 network. It uses roaming when abroad, Slovenia is not that far 🙄
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:21 PM
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What sim card are you guys using for multi providor roaming?
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I'm not using multi provider, just O2 which has good coverage where I am.
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:49 PM
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I'm not using multi provider, just O2 which has good coverage where I am.
Aren't you worried that just one providor option means that you are limiting your options if something goes wrong? If your bird is carried 50 or 500 miles away, the service near you isn't relevant. I would want to know that wherever my bird ends up, if there is the weakest of service with just one carrier, that my transmitter will be able to use it, and send me location details. Having to wait until the bird wanders into an area with service on a single providor sim could lead to frayed finger nails and worse, a flat battery before it happens.
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:03 PM
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Hi Barry,

you are totally right, that's why I chose the provider with the best coverage in Austria. If this provider has no coverage in Austria the other ones won't have it as well. I don't know your situation but my provider talks about 98% coverage. If you want roaming just order a simcard from abroad 😉

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Old 01-08-2017, 06:19 PM
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Hi Barry,

you are totally right, that's why I chose the provider with the best coverage in Austria. If this provider has no coverage in Austria the other ones won't have it as well. I don't know your situation but my provider talks about 98% coverage. If you want roaming just order a simcard from abroad 😉

All the best
We are going to use a sim from UK providor called Anywhere Sim. Their cards jump between all UK carriers. Just hope our birds don't fly to Bulgaria!
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:21 PM
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Bulgaria is no problem mate, in foreign countries the simcard uses roaming.
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:24 PM
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Aren't you worried that just one providor option means that you are limiting your options if something goes wrong? If your bird is carried 50 or 500 miles away, the service near you isn't relevant. I would want to know that wherever my bird ends up, if there is the weakest of service with just one carrier, that my transmitter will be able to use it, and send me location details. Having to wait until the bird wanders into an area with service on a single providor sim could lead to frayed finger nails and worse, a flat battery before it happens.
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Microsensory will provide you with a Europe wide roaming SIM card working on all networks ( I think).
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