DC50 Support Topics

  1. How to: Pair a DC50 With an Alpha 100 Handheld

    Purchase the Alpha 100 Combo How do I add a DC50 to my Alpha 100 handheld? Make sure that the DC50 you are attempting to add to the Alpha 100 handheld has been updated to the latest software version. Failure to do so will result in a failed attempt to add the collar to the dog list. The software...
  2. How to Start New Hunt on your Garmin Astro 430, Or 320

    To Start a new Hunt on your Garmin Astro 430 or 320 please follow these steps Start New Hunt Astro 430 Go to your main menu and select "Start New Hunt". Astro 430 Only: Once you are on the Start New Hunt page you will notice you can select which dogs you would like to start a new hunt with...
  3. Garmin T5 Vs. DC50

    What's the Difference between a DC50 and a T5 Garmin Tracking collar VS Garmin T5 Vs. Garmin DC50 One of the biggest differences between DC50 and T5 is Bark detection.  For the T5 Garmin Disabled the Bark detection.  This was done to accommodate competition hunting rules. Orange cap on T5 easily identifies the collar. A second difference is the ability...
  4. How to Fix a Solid Red Light on a DC50

    If you have a solid red light on your DC50, hold down the power button for 20 seconds. This should set your collar back to normal.
  5. How to add a DC50 to the Astro 320:

    (Make sure that no other collars are within 10 feet of the Astro) From your main menu select Dog List. On your Dog List, select Add Dog. The next screen will ask you if you can touch your dog collar to the Astro 320, select Yes. The next screen will prompt you to touch the collar to the handheld.  Go...
  6. How To: Adjust the Track Length of your Collar using a Astro 320 or Astro 430

    Starting at your Map screen on you Astro 320, Or Astro 430 press the Menu button and select Setup Dogs.   Select “Dog Track Length on Map” and select how long you would like tracks from your T5, or DC50 collar (Or DC40, and DC30) to stay on the screen before they disappear, you can also select off which will keep...
  7. How to find out if Rescue Mode is Enabled on the Garmin DC50:

    If you would like to confirm that rescue mode is turned on, on your DC50, you would do this through “Identify Dog Unit” Step 1:  Got to your Dog list on your Garmin Astro 320 and select the dog you want to check.  (Press Enter) Step 2: Select Show Info and Press enter Step 3:  Press the menu button Step...
  8. How to Turn On and Off Rescue Mode on the DC50:

    Press the Dog button twice on your Astro 320 to get to Dog List, select the collar you wish to change the rescue mode on. Next select show info and this will bring up the info page.    Next hit the Menu button and select Rescue Mode.    Select On or Off, you will then get the communicating with dog...
  9. How to change the Update Rate on your Garmin DC50:

    Press the DOG button twice on your Astro 320, Next select the DC50 collar you wish to change the update rate on. Next select Show Info. This will bring up you info page of the collar you have selected.    On the 320 Press the menu button and select Comm. Settings. Once selected, it will ask you to select an...
  10. How to turn On or Off Bark Detection mode on your Garmin DC50.

    Starting at your Map screen on your Astro 320, press the Menu button and select Setup Dogs.    Once you select Setup Dogs, you will be able to turn On or Off the Bark Detection Mode on your 320 handheld. When Bark Detection is on, boxes will appear on your Astro 320 with the Barking rate for the DC50 collars...

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