Garmin Astro 430 HowTo Section

  1. Tracking a DC50 collar with an Alpha

    The DC50 collar has been discontinued by Garmin and is now only available used. However many houndsmen, especially those hunting with a buddy or in a group with mixed systems, still have fully functioning DC50 collars they would like to continue using in the field. Officially, DC50 units are considered incompatible with Alpha 100 and Alpha 200i handhelds as they...
  2. I.D. Code Setup for Multiple Dogs

    I.D. Code Setup for Multiple Dogs
    When hunting with a group or in a club, you may find yourself in a massive group of other hunters' dogs hunting a smaller area. Many Garmin devices operating in a single location can cause interference and inhibit optimum tracking if not addressed. If you listen to our podcast, you may have heard Buddy and Jason discussing this in one...
  3. How to: Add a Contact to my Garmin Astro 430

    To add an Alpha 100 to your contacts list make sure both units are on and within range. From the home screen of your Astro 430 follow the steps below. Select "Tools" Scroll all the way down and Select "Contacts" Select "Add" Select "Pair" on the Alpha 100 handheld (if you need further instructions to find your contacts icon please...
  4. How to: Pair a DC50 With an Alpha 100 Handheld

    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 MUST be updated to track the...
  5. How to set an Alarm on the Garmin Astro 430

    To set an Alarm on the Astro 430 please follow these steps Start at the main menu Select "Tools" Scroll down to "Alarm Clock" You must scroll up to Time and press "Enter"  in order to change the time.     Select time for alarm. Note: mind the AM/PM and Date. The next screen will ask you if would like the...
  6. How to change maps or BirdsEye on the Garmin Astro 430

    To change through maps or BirdsEye on the Astro 430 follow these steps Start at the main menu Scroll to "Setup" and select it Scroll to "Map" and select it Scroll to " Map info, Select Map" and select it You can now scroll through the different maps and Birdseye that have either been loaded on your device or sd...
  7. How to change the collar ID on the Garmin Astro 430

    To change the collar ID on the Astro 430 please follow these steps. You Must be connected to a collar in order to change it's ID. Start at the main menu Select "Dog List" Select the dog collar you wish to change the ID on Select "Show Info" Press the menu button on your device - Select "Change ID" Now...
  8. How to add a collar to the Garmin Astro 430 with the track or train code

    To add a collar to the Astro 430 with the track or train code please follow these steps Start at the main menu Go to dog list Select "Add Dog" The screen will ask you if you are near the collar, say no. Next the screen will ask you if know the track code or train code, if you do...
  9. How to pair a collar with your Garmin Astro 430

    To pair a collar with an Garmin Astro 430 please follow these steps Start with the collar turned off. Go to main menu and select "Dog List" Select "Add Dog" The device will ask you if you are near the collar, if you are near the collar select yes. Press and hold down the power button on the collar until...

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