Radio Systems Stealth-S Owner`s manual

Radio Systems Stealth-S Owner`s manual
OPERATING GUIDE
RADIO LOCATOR
Stealth-E
Stealth-S
Please read this entire guide before beginning
Important Safety Information
Explanation of Attention Words and Symbols used in this guide
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This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey
all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
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WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or
serious injury.
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CAUTION, used with the safety alert symbol, indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
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CAUTION, used without the safety alert symbol, indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in harm to your dog.
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NOTICE is used to address practices not related to personal injury.
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Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of spent batteries according to the
instructions. Do not dispose in fire.
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The SportDOG® STEALTH™ Radio Locator is not a toy. Keep it away from the reach of children. Use it only for its
dog tracking purpose.
RSS 210 Warning Statement: When tracking, keep the collar transmitter at a minimum of 20 cm distance from
yourself or other people.
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Use only batteries from manufacturers approved by SportDOG®. See www.sportdog.com for the latest
information.
Always use new batteries and change them all at once. Do not mix new and used batteries.
Use a coin or similar item to open the battery cover. Be careful with a screwdriver, as excessive force may
damage the threads.
Switching off the collar transmitter does not undo the pairing. When turning the collar transmitter back on, the
channel associated with the collar transmitter must be selected on the handheld receiver.
Do not use pressurized water, solvents, oils, or detergents to clean the collar transmitter and
handheld receiver.
The handheld receiver tolerates rain but has no guarantee for water resistance.
Battery should only be changed in a cool, dry location; condensed moisture inside the battery housing may
damage the devices.
Do not open the devices in any other way than instructed in this manual.
Use only accessories and add-on antennas that are approved by SportDOG®. Do not make your own
modifications to the devices.
For long term storage use a dry, normal temperature storage room and remove the batteries from the devices.
The SportDOG® STEALTH™ Radio Locator is intended to be an aid for tracking your dog while hunting. Do not rely
solely on the device for locating your dog in any circumstances.
Do not replace batteries or turn off the handheld receiver when the dog is in the field with the collar transmitter
as the pairing to the collar could be lost. If the collar transmitter is in use, you have one minute to change the
receiver’s battery without breaking the pairing to the handheld receiver.
If you are using the STEALTH™ Radio Locator for the first time, it is recommended that you practice operating the
system without your dog.
Always make sure that the collar transmitter is on and paired with the handheld receiver before you put the collar
on the dog.
If you point the handheld receiver down even momentarily during tracking, the handheld receiver will go into
Standby Mode and the location will reset. The collar transmitter must be relocated when the handheld receiver is
no longer in Standby Mode.
Erasing a collar transmitter erases the pairing information on the handheld receiver. The collar transmitter cannot
be tracked until it is paired again to a receiver. Be sure you know the location of your dog or remove the collar
transmitter from your dog before erasing it.
Do not try to turn on the handheld receiver while it is wet.
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COMPONENTS
Thank you for choosing SportDOG Brand™. Used properly, this product will help you track your dog efficiently and safely.
To ensure your satisfaction, please review this owner’s manual thoroughly. If you have questions regarding this
product’s operation, please see this manual’s Frequently Asked Questions or Troubleshooting section,
or call our Customer Care Centre. For a listing of telephone numbers in your area, visit our website at
www.sportdog.com.
To get the most protection out of your warranty, please register your product within 30 days at www.sportdog.com.
By registering and keeping your receipt, you will enjoy the product’s full warranty and, should you ever need to call the
Customer Care Centre, we will be able to help you faster. Most importantly, SportDOG® will never give or sell your valuable
information to anyone. Complete warranty information is available online at www.sportdog.com.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMPONENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
KEY DEFINITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS
PREPARE THE HANDHELD RECEIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
The SportDOG® STEALTH™ Radio Locator has been proven safe, comfortable, and effective for all dogs over 3.6 kg.
It has been designed for tracking dogs while hunting or training in the field. The handheld receiver receives a
continuous radio signal from the collar transmitter indicating the direction and estimated distance of your dog
from your own location.
PREPARE THE COLLAR TRANSMITTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
PAIR COLLAR TRANSMITTER TO THE HANDHELD RECEIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
FIT THE COLLAR TRANSMITTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
IMPORTANT: The STEALTH™ Radio Locator has a range up to 16 km. Depending on the
way you hold the handheld receiver, the maximum range may vary. For consistent results at
longer ranges, hold the handheld receiver away from your body and above your head. Terrain,
weather, vegetation, transmissions from other radio devices, and other factors will affect the
maximum range.
TRACK YOUR DOG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
TURN OFF AND ON THE STEATHTM RADIO LOCATOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
USE STANDBY MODE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
CHANGE VOLUME SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
COPY COLLAR PAIRINGS TO OTHER RECEIVERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
ERASE COLLAR PAIRING FROM THE HANDHELD RECIEVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
TROUBLESHOOTING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The STEALTH™ Radio Locator is intended to be an aid for tracking your dog while hunting.
DO NOT rely solely on this device for locating your dog in any circumstance.
TERMS OF USE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
COMPLIANCE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
BATTERY DISPOSAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
INDEX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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STEP :: 01
KEY DEFINITIONS
HANDHELD RECEIVER: Receives radio signal from the collar transmitter and shows the location, direction, and
distance to your dog. It is water-resistant, but should not be submerged.
TRANSMITTER CHANNEL BUTTON:
Toggles between available channels for
pairing with collar transmitters. Up to
Transmitter
nine collar transmitters can be paired
ON/OFF BUTTON
CHANNEL button
with one receiver.
TRANSMITTER CHANNEL DISPLAY:
Shows the channel number for the
current collar transmitter being tracked.
POWER/STANDBY INDICATOR LIGHT:
Indicates if the handheld receiver is
powered ON or is in Standby Mode. If
RED, the receiver has a low battery.
Change the battery as soon as possible.
Volume button
ON/OFF BUTTON: Press and hold this
Copy button
button until handheld receiver emits
Pointing
Treeing
indicator light
indicator light an ascending tone to power ON or a
descending tone to power OFF.
Barking
Transmitter
VOLUME BUTTON: Toggles among
indicator light
low battery
indicator light mute, vibration, and volume levels.
signal strength
COPY BUTTON: Puts the handheld
INDICATOR
Tracking signal
receiver into Copy Mode allowing you
display
to copy transmitters from one receiver
to another.
POINTING INDICATOR LIGHT: Indicates the dog is steady on point. When the dog starts moving again, the light
goes out.
TREEING INDICATOR LIGHT: Indicates the dog is treeing. When the dog starts moving again, the light goes out.
BARKING INDICATOR LIGHT: Indicates the dog is barking at a certain interval and volume. When the barking
stops, the light goes out.
TRANSMITTER LOW BATTERY INDICATOR LIGHT: Indicates that the battery in the collar transmitter is low.
Change the transmitter’s batteries as soon as possible.
SIGNAL STRENGTH INDICATOR: Indicates the estimated distance to the collar transmitter.
TRACKING SIGNAL DISPLAY: Indicates the direction of the collar transmitter. Lights GREEN when searching
and turns RED when collar transmitter position is fixed.
EXTERNAL ANTENNA PORT: Connects optional antennae to the handheld receiver to increase range.
Transmitter
CHANNEL DISPLAY
POWER/STANDBY
INDICATOR LIGHT
PREPARE THE HANDHELD RECEIVER
You must complete these steps prior to using this device for the first time.
TO INSTALL OR CHANGE THE BATTERY IN THE HANDHELD RECEIVER:
1. Using a coin, open the battery cover by turning the screw anti-clockwise.
Use a coin or similar item to open the battery cover. Be careful
with a screwdriver, as excessive force may damage the threads.
2. Remove the spent battery by pulling up the rubber flap. Be sure to recycle or properly dispose of
the spent batteries.
3. Place the new battery in the battery slot correctly aligned with the negative (-) and
positive (+) markings.
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used
batteries according to the instructions.
4. Carefully fit the battery cover and tighten the screw by turning it clockwise with a coin until it is firmly
in place.
Do not replace batteries or turn off the handheld receiver when the dog is in the field
with the collar transmitter as the pairing to the collar will be lost. If the collar transmitter
is in use, you have one minute to change the receiver’s battery without breaking the
pairing to the handheld receiver.
Note: For best performance, do not use rechargeable batteries. Always use new batteries. The handheld receiver
requires one (1) CR123 battery.
TO TURN THE HANDHELD RECEIVER ON:
Press and hold the ON/OFF button until the Signal Strength Indicator lights from bottom to top. The handheld
receiver will beep twice and the Power/Standby Indicator light will start blinking.
COLLAR TRANSMITTER: Transmits a radio signal with status to the paired handheld receiver(s). It is waterproof and
can be submerged in water.
BLUE LED
RED LED
GREEN LED
BLUE LED
GREEN LED: Indicates the collar
transmitter is powered and
functioning correctly.
RED LED: Indicates the battery in the
collar transmitter is low. Change the
transmitter’s battery as soon as possible.
BLUE LED: Blinks at regular intervals
to give better visibility to the dog in
low-light conditions.
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HANDHELD RECEIVER INDICATOR LIGHTS
Indicator Light Function
Pointing: The dog remains steady on point. When the dog starts
moving again, the light goes out.
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Barking: The dog is barking at a certain interval and volume. When
the barking stops, the light goes out.
Treeing: The dog remains treeing. When the dog starts moving
again, the light goes out.
Transmitter Low Battery: Indicates the batteries in the collar
transmitter are low. Change the batteries as soon as possible.
PREPARE THE COLLAR TRANSMITTER
RSS 210 Warning Statement: When tracking, keep the collar transmitter at a
minimum of 20 cm distance from yourself or other people.
TO INSTALL OR CHANGE THE BATTERIES IN THE COLLAR TRANSMITTER:
1. Using a coin, open the battery cover by turning the screw
anti-clockwise.
Use a coin or similar item to open the battery cover. Be
careful with a screwdriver, as excessive force may damage
the threads.
2. Remove spent batteries. Check that the battery housing is clean
and the seals are undamaged. Be sure to recycle or properly
dispose of the spent batteries.
3. Place the new batteries in the battery slots correctly aligned with the negative (-) and
positive (+) markings.
Tracking Mode: The Power/Standby Indicator blinks GREEN at
short intervals when the handheld receiver is paired with the collar
transmitter and held in a horizontal position.
Standby Mode: The Power/Standby Indicator blinks GREEN at long
intervals when the handheld receiver is in a vertical position. Standby
Mode helps save battery power.
Receiver Low Battery: The Power/Standby Indicator shows RED
when the battery in the handheld receiver is low.
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of spent
batteries according to the instructions.
4. Carefully fit the battery cover and tighten the screw by turning it clockwise until it is firmly in place.
The collar transmitter goes to standby mode.
Transmitter Channel Display: Shows the channel number for the
collar transmitter currently being tracked. Shows [ ] every 2 minutes
when handheld receiver is self-calibrating.
Note: Do not use rechargeable batteries. Always use new batteries. Do not mix new and used batteries. The collar
transmitter requires two (2) CR123 batteries.
COLLAR TRANSMITTER INDICATOR LIGHTS
Note: The handheld receiver alarms do not function at the limits of the transmission range between the receiver
and the transmitter. However, even if the alarms do not function at the limits of the transmission range, you can
still find the location of the collar transmitter.
LED
TO CALIBRATE THE COMPASS:
Green
To ensure successful tracking, you must calibrate the internal compass of the receiver after the initial set-up.
The receiver is calibrated to ensure that the display and tracking mechanisms are working properly.
Green
Function
Blinks 10 times when the batteries have been changed and when the cover is closed to indicate
the collar transmitter is in Standby Mode
Lights for 2 seconds when the collar transmitter is successfully paired with the handheld receiver
Blinks at short intervals indicating the unit is tracking and operating normally
1. Turn on the handheld receiver outdoors.
2. Activate the calibration mode by pointing the receiver directly upwards and pressing and
releasing the Copy Button. The Transmitter Channel Display will start to rotate rapidly through the
channel numbers.
3. Rotate the receiver slowly in three directions as shown below (at least 5 times around each
axis shown).
4. Point the receiver upwards again and wait for 5 seconds. The Transmitter Channel Display will stop
rotating and and you will hear two rising beeps. The calibration is now complete.
Green
Not blinking or lighted, the collar transmitter is OFF or the batteries need to be replaced
Green
Blinks 10 times when batteries have been changed
Red
Red
Blinks at short intervals when the battery in the collar transmitter is low. If it continues to blink after
replacing the batteries, there is a malfunction. Contact the Customer Care Centre for assistance.
Blinks at 2 second intervals to give better visibility to the dog in low-light conditions.
Blue
Note: For best results, repeat the calibration every time you turn on the handheld receiver.
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STEP :: 03
PAIR COLLAR TRANSMITTER TO THE HANDHELD RECEIVER
Prior to use, you must pair the handheld receiver to the collar transmitter. The handheld receiver can
support up to 9 collars at a time. You must repeat this procedure for each collar transmitter that you want to
monitor with this handheld receiver.
TO PAIR THE INITIAL COLLAR TRANSMITTER TO THE HANDHELD RECEIVER:
IMPORTANT: The collar transmitter must be within 15 cm of the handheld receiver. If multiple collar
transmitters will be paired with the handheld receiver, remove the batteries from the additional collar
transmitters or move them at least 6 metres away from the collar transmitter being paired.
1. Press and hold the ON/OFF Button until the Signal Strength Indicator lights from bottom to top.
The handheld receiver will beep twice and the Power/Standby Indicator will start blinking.
2. Press and hold the Transmitter Channel Button. The handheld receiver will vibrate to indicate it
is communicating with the collar transmitter. When you hear three rising beeps the receiver and
transmitter are successfully paired. The Tracking Signal Display lights up and you will hear a beep
at one second intervals. On the collar transmitter, the GREEN LED will start blinking to indicate the
collar is ON and is successfully paired to the handheld receiver.
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2.
3.
4.
Hold the receiver with one hand at eye level in front of you.
Place your thumb in the slot on the receiver.
Check the direction by turning in a full circle of 360 degrees at times (5A).
Use a continuous left-to-right sweeping motion in a 180 degree arc
or more when tracking to maintain the location.
5. Check the location by facing different directions regularly.
5A
PRACTICE TRACKING
360
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Go outside to a clear area away from cars and buildings.
5B
Place the collar transmitter on a tree or post in an open area.
Move 50 m away from the collar transmitter.
Hold the handheld receiver in a horizontal position in front of you (5B).
Slowly turn in a circle (5C). The Tracking Signal Display lights up GREEN as
you turn (5D). The receiver beeps at one second intervals.
6. When the handheld receiver has tracked the collar, the receiver stops
beeping and one of the tracking displays turns RED to indicate the
direction of the collar from your location (5E).
5C
Note: If you turn too fast, some lights may remain unlit. Turn back to light them
up before continuing. If you turn too slowly, the first lights may go out before
you have completed a full circle. Start over again until you get the right pace.
1. Press and release the Transmitter Channel Button until the next available channel number blinks on
the Transmitter Channel Display.
2. Press and hold the Transmitter Channel Button. The handheld receiver will vibrate to indicate it
is communicating with the collar transmitter. When you hear three rising beeps the receiver and
transmitter are successfully paired. The Tracking Signal Display will light up and you will hear a beep
at one second intervals. On the collar transmitter, the GREEN LED will start blinking to indicate the
collar is ON and is successfully paired to the handheld receiver.
3. Repeat this process for each collar transmitter to be used.
STEP :: 04
To ensure proper operation, hold the handheld receiver as follows:
To practice tracking:
Note: When pairing several collar transmitters with one handheld receiver, you may want to record the channel
number on each collar with removable tag.
HOLDING THE RECEIVER
If you are using the STEALTH™ Radio Locator
for the first time, it is recommended that you
practice operating the system without your dog.
TO PAIR ADDITIONAL COLLAR TRANSMITTERS TO THE HANDHELD RECEIVER:
FINDING THE Location TO YOUR DOG
FIT THE COLLAR TRANSMITTER
4A
In order to track the location of your dog, you must perform a left to right
sweeping motion to maintain a fix on the collar transmitter.
To ensure the effectiveness of this product and the comfort and safety of your dog, check
the fit of his collar frequently. If you notice that your dog is experiencing skin irritation,
discontinue use of the collar for a few days. If the condition persists beyond 48 hours,
see your veterinarian.
IMPORTANT: The proper fit and placement of the collar transmitter is
important for effective use.
TRACK YOUR DOG
IMPORTANT: Large obstacles, such as hills or rocks, may distort the signal.
If you have trouble in locating the location, go to an open location elevated from
the surroundings.
4B
5D
If you point the handheld receiver down during tracking,
the handheld receiver will go into Standby Mode and the
location will reset. The collar transmitter must be relocated
when the handheld receiver is no longer in Standby Mode.
TO ENSURE A PROPER FIT:
1. With your dog standing (4A), centre the collar transmitter so that the
transmitter module is under the dog’s neck with the
4C
LEDs facing forward (4B). The antennae should be on
the dog’s left.
2. The collar transmitter should fit snugly, yet loose enough
to allow one finger to fit between the strap and your
dog’s neck (4C).
3. Allow your dog to wear the collar for several minutes,
and then recheck the fit. Check the fit again as your
dog becomes more comfortable wearing the
collar transmitter.
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5E
N
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To find the location to your dog:
READING THE DISTANCE TO YOUR DOG
1. Hold the handheld receiver in a horizontal position in front of you (5B).
2. When tracking several dogs, press the Transmitter Channel Button to select the channel of the collar
transmitter associated with the dog you want to track.
3. Slowly turn in a circle (5C). The Tracking Signal Display lights up GREEN as you turn. The handheld
receiver beeps at one second intervals.
4. When the handheld receiver has tracked the collar, the receiver stops beeping and one of the
tracking displays turns RED to show the direction to your dog (see below):
The Signal Strength Indicator shows the relative distance from your location to your dog.
Note: Geographic and environmental features may affect the accuracy of the indicated distance.
To view the estimated distance to your dog:
1. Hold the handheld receiver in a horizontal position in front of you.
2. Face the direction of the dog.
3. The Signal Strength Indicator will light showing the estimated distance as follows:
• Near (N) = The dog is less than 100 m away.
• Middle (M) = The dog is between 3.2 km - 9.7 km away.
• Far (F) = The dog is over 9.7 km - 16 km away.
Direction Indicator Meaning
Your dog is in front of you.
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NEAR
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N
Your dog is to your right.
N
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Ç
MIDDLE
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F
F
FAR
Your dog is to your left.
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Your dog is behind you.
N
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F
Note: The volume of the beeping tone does not correlate with the distance between the collar transmitter and
handheld receiver (i.e. the volume does not increase as you get closer to your dog). Also, other electronic devices
(such as cars, navigators, and cell phones) can disturb the handheld receiver and cause redundant beeping.
TURN OFF AND ON THE STEATHTM RADIO LOCATOR
Do not replace batteries or turn off the handheld receiver when the dog is in the
field with the collar transmitter as the pairing to the collar could be lost. If the collar
transmitter is in use, you have one minute to change the receiver’s battery without
breaking the pairing to the handheld receiver.
TO TURN THE STEALTHTM RADIO LOCATOR OFF:
Note: The collar transmitter must be within 15 cm of the handheld receiver.
1. Remove the collar transmitter from the dog.
2. Press the Transmitter Channel Button to select the channel number of the collar transmitter
to turn OFF.
3. Press and hold the Transmitter Channel Button until you hear three falling beeps and the lights on
the collar transmitter go out.
4. Repeat for each collar transmitter associated with this handheld receiver.
5. Press and hold the ON/OFF Button until the Signal Strength Indicator lights from top to bottom. The
handheld receiver will beep twice and the Power/Standby Indicator light will turn OFF.
Switching off the collar transmitter does not undo the pairing. When turning the collar
transmitter back on, the channel associated with the collar transmitter must be selected
on the handheld receiver.
TO TURN THE STEALTHTM RADIO LOCATOR ON:
Note: The collar transmitter must be within 15 cm of the handheld receiver.
1. Press and hold the ON/OFF Button until the Signal Strength Indicator lights from bottom to top. The
handheld receiver will beep twice and the Power/Standby Indicator light will turn ON blinking
2. Press the Transmitter Channel Button to select the channel number of the collar transmitter to turn ON.
3. Press and hold the Transmitter Channel Button until you hear three rising beeps and the lights on
the collar transmitter start blinking.
Note: The handheld receiver will vibrate to indicate it is communicating with the collar transmitter.
4. Repeat for each collar transmitter associated with this handheld receiver.
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STEP :: 09
STEP :: 07
USE STANDBY MODE
The STEALTH™ Radio Locator has an automatic standby mode to conserve battery power for optimal
performance when in the field. In Standby Mode:
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The Power/Standby Indicator blinks at long intervals
The location resets and the collar transmitter must be relocated
TO TURN ON STANDBY MODE:
Point the handheld receiver down toward the ground. The Power/Standby
Indicator blinks at long intervals.
STEP :: 10
TO TURN OFF STANDBY MODE:
Hold the handheld receiver horizontally. The Power/Standby Indicator
blinks at short intervals, and the receiver will begin to search for the
collar transmitter. Refer to the “Track Your Dog” section to find the
location of your dog (Step 5).
TO DISABLE AUTOMATIC STANDBY MODE:
1. Turn OFF the handheld receiver.
2. Turn ON the handheld receiver while pointing the handheld receiver down toward the ground. The
Power/Standby Indicator light blinks at long intervals.
TO ENABLE STANDBY MODE:
1. Turn OFF the handheld receiver.
2. Turn ON the handheld receiver while holding the handheld receiver horizontally. The Power/Standby
Indicator light blinks at short intervals, and the receiver will begin to search for the
collar transmitter.
COPY COLLAR PAIRINGS TO OTHER RECEIVERS
The STEALTH™ Radio Locator allows you to share and track a collar with several receivers. Once the collar is
paired to a handheld receiver, you can copy that information to another handheld receiver.
Note: If the collar transmitter is turned OFF, the pairing information must be manually erased from the additional
receivers (see Step 10).
TO COPY COLLAR PAIRINGS BETWEEN HANDHELD RECEIVERS:
1. Hold a receiver in each hand.
2. Press the Transmitter Channel Button to select an available
channel number on the handheld receiver adding the collar.
The available transmitter number blinks.
3. Simultaneously press and hold the Copy Button on both
handheld receivers. The second receiver will start beeping
at one second intervals. The new channel number displays
on the second receiver indicating the collar pairing has been
copied successfully.
4. Repeat this procedure for each collar transmitter to be shared.
ERASE COLLAR PAIRING FROM THE HANDHELD RECIEVER
Erasing a collar transmitter erases the pairing information on the handheld receiver.
The collar transmitter cannot be tracked until it is paired again to a receiver. Be sure
you know the location of your dog or remove the collar transmitter from your dog
before erasing it.
TO ERASE A COLLAR TRANSMITTER FROM A RECEIVER:
1. Press the Transmitter Channel Button to select the channel number that you want to erase from the
handheld receiver.
2. Press and hold the Transmitter Channel Button and the ON/OFF Button until you hear a series of
random beeps and the Signal Strength Indicator lights from bottom to top. The erased channel starts
to blink in the Transmitter Channel Display indicating that channel is now available for
pairing again.
RESET THE STEALTHTM RADIO LOCATOR
STEP :: 08
To completely reset the system to its default settings:
1. Remove the batteries from the collar transmitter.
2. Remove the battery from the handheld receiver.
3. Wait five minutes and reinstall the batteries in both devices.
CHANGE VOLUME SETTINGS
The handheld receiver provides several options using lights, sounds, and vibration when tracking your dog.
TO CHANGE VOLUME SETTINGS:
1. Press the Volume Button repeatedly to toggle through available settings, as follows:
Normal volume with vibrations (default setting)
Mute, lights only
Low volume
Normal volume, no vibration
Vibration only
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
TROUBLESHOOTING
Can I use rechargeable batteries
in the STEALTH™ Radio Locator?
The answers to these questions should help you solve any problem you have with this system. If they do not, please
contact the Customer Care Centre or visit our website at www.sportdog.com. For a listing of Customer Care Centre
telephone numbers, visit our website at www.sportdog.com.
We do not recommend the use of rechargeable batteries with this product.
For best performance, use standard CR123 batteries and change the
batteries regularly.
How old does a dog have to be
Your dog should be able to learn basic obedience commands such as “Sit” or
before using the STEALTH™ Radio “Stay.” The collar transmitter may be too large for dogs under 3.6 kg.
Locator?
Is the collar transmitter
Yes. It is waterproof and can be submerged in water. When changing the
waterproof?
battery, make sure the battery cover and compartment are free from dirt
and debris.
Can my collar transmitter be used If the collar transmitter is used in or around salt water, it should be rinsed
around salt water?
with fresh water following each use.
Is the handheld receiver
No. The receiver is water resistant and should not be sumerged in water.
waterproof?
Is the STEALTH™ Radio Locator
Yes, the STEALTH™ Radio Locator is expandable to a maximum of 9 dogs.
capable of multi-dog tracking?
Additional collar transmitters must be purchased separately.
Will I get exactly 16 km of
The range you get with your STEALTH™ Radio Locator will vary according
range with the STEALTH™ Radio
to terrain, weather, vegetation, as well as transmission from other radio
Locator?
devices. To get the maximum amount of range, please refer to the “How the
System Works” section of this guide.
My handheld receiver does • Check that the battery is not spent.
not turn ON.
• Check that the battery is the correct type (CR123).
• Check that the battery is installed correctly and is aligned with the negative (-) and
positive (+) markings.
• Check that the battery cover is properly closed and the seal is clear of debris.
• Remove the battery for five minutes, reinstall the battery and try again.
My handheld receiver is ON • Check that the volume control is not set to mute by pressing the Volume Button.
but there are no sounds or
sounds are weak.
My collar transmitter does • Check that the batteries are not spent.
not turn ON.
• Check that the batteries are the correct type (CR123).
• Check that the batteries are installed correctly and are aligned with the negative (-)
and positive (+) markings.
• Check that battery cover is properly closed and the seal is clear of debris.
• Erase the collar transmitter pairing from the handheld receiver and pair the
devices again.
• If there is a powerful radio transmitter nearby, the collar transmitter may not turn
ON. In this case, move away from the radio transmitter.
My collar transmitter
• Check that the handheld receiver is on the correct channel. Press the Transmitter
is ON, but the handheld
Channel Button to change channels.
receiver is not tracking it. • Check that the collar transmitter is paired to the handheld receiver.
• Pair the collar transmitter again to the handheld receiver.
Unable to find the location • Check that you are holding the handheld receiver properly.
to the collar transmitter.
• Large obstacles may distort the signal, or the internal compass may be disrupted
by electromagnetic fields of strong magnets or power lines.
• Find an open, elevated location and try again.
The handheld receiver
Tracking Signal Display
• Recalibrate the internal compass by rotating the handheld receiver in all directions.
does not update while
turning.
My handheld receiver does • Standby Mode has been disabled.
not go into Standby Mode • Turn OFF the handheld receiver.
• Turn ON while holding the handheld receiver in a horizontal position.
even though it is pointed
at the ground.
My handheld receiver goes • Disable Standby Mode by turning OFF the handheld receiver.
into Standby Mode when
• Turn ON while holding the handheld receiver pointing downward.
pointed downwards. I am
on a high hill and the dog
is somewhere below me.
The Barking Indicator light • The Barking Indicator requires that the dog is barking at a certain interval and
is not working though the
volume typical of hunting situations.
dog is barking.
• Check that there is no dirt between the collar and microphone on the collar
transmitter.
My handheld receiver has
Do not try to turn on handheld receiver while wet.
dropped into water.
• Use a cloth to dry the outside of the handheld receiver.
• Open the battery compartment and remove the battery.
• Dry the battery compartment.
• Once dry, reinstall the battery and turn the receiver ON.
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ACCESSORIES
To purchase additional accessories for your SportDOG® Stealth™ Radio Locator, contact the Customer Care Centre
or visit our website at www.sportdog.com to locate a retailer near you. For a listing of Customer Care Centre telephone
numbers, visit our website at www.sportdog.com.
TERMS OF USE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
1.Terms of Use
Use of this Product is subject to your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained
herein. Use of this Product implies acceptance of all such terms, conditions and notices. If you do not wish to accept
these terms, conditions, and notices, please return the Product, unused, in its original packaging and at your own
cost and risk to the relevant Customer Care Centre together with proof of purchase for a full refund.
2.Proper Use
This Product is designed for use with dogs where tracking is desired. The specific temperament or size/weight of
your dog may not be suitable for this Product (please refer to “How the System Works” in this Operating Guide).
Radio Systems® Corporation recommends that this Product is not used if your dog is aggressive and accepts no
liability for determining suitability in individual cases. If you are unsure whether this Product is appropriate for
your dog, please consult your veterinarian or certified trainer prior to use. Proper use includes, without limitation,
reviewing the entire Operating Guide and any specific Caution statements.
3.No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
This Product is designed for use with dogs only. This dog tracking device is not intended to harm, injure or provoke.
Using this Product in a way that is not intended could result in violation of Federal, State or local laws.
4.Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Radio Systems® Corporation or any of its associated companies be liable for (i) any indirect,
punitive, incidental, special or consequential damage and/or (ii) any loss or damages whatsoever arising out of or
connected with the misuse of this Product. The Purchaser assumes all risks and liability from the use of this Product
to the fullest extent permissible by law. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this clause 4 shall limit Radio Systems®
Corporation’s liability for human death, personal injury, fraud, or fraudulent misrepresentation.
5.Modification of Terms and Conditions
Radio Systems® Corporation reserves the right to change the terms, conditions and notices governing this Product
from time to time. If such changes have been notified to you prior to your use of this Product, they shall be binding on
you as if incorporated herein.
COMPLIANCE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with relevant EU Electromagnetic Compatibility, Low Voltage, and
R&TTE Directives. Before using this equipment outside the EU countries, check with the relevant local R&TTE authority.
Unauthorized changes or modifications to the equipment that are not approved by Radio Systems® Corporation are in
violation of EU R&TTE regulations, could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment, and void the warranty.
The Declaration of Conformity can be found at: www.sportdog.com/eu_docs.php
Australia
This device complies with the applicable EMC requirements specified by the ACMA (Australian Communications and
Media Authority).
BATTERY DISPOSAL
Separate collection of spent batteries is required in many regions; check the regulations in your area before discarding
spent batteries.
The handheld receiver operates on 1 Lithium metal battery of the type CR123, 3 Volt with a 1500 mAH capacity,
replace only with equivalent battery. Please see page 4 for instructions on how to remove the battery from the product
for separate disposal.
The collar transmitter operates on 2 Lithium metal batteries of the type CR123, 3 Volt with a 1500 mAH capacity,
replace only with equivalent batteries. Please see page 5 for instructions on how to remove the batteries from the
product for separate disposal.
IMPORTANT RECYCLING ADVISE
Please respect the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations in your country. This equipment must be
recycled. If you no longer require this equipment, do not place it in the normal municipal waste system. Please return it
to where it was purchased in order that it can be placed in our recycling system. If this is not possible, please contact
the Customer Care Centre for further information. For a listing of Customer Care Centre telephone numbers, visit our
website at www.sportdog.com.
INDEX
Collar Transmitter
Compass Calibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Copying Pairings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Distance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Erasing Pairings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Find Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Initial Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Pairing To Handheld Receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Proper Fitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Turning Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Handheld Receiver
Compass Calibration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Initial Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Turning Off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Turning On. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Indicator Lights
Collar Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Handheld Receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Install or Change Batteries
In Collar Transmitter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
In Handheld Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Pairing Collars
Add Additional Collars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Copy Pairings Between Receivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Initial Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Reset the System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Standby Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Tracking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Volume Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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