Beeping System for Small Parrots

Starting At: $1,320.00

Beeping telemetry is a great option for parrots below 500 grams
“Beeping” Telemetry utilities a Radio Direction Finding Receiver which tracks a small Transmitter sending out an RF signal. The user hears an a audible “Beep” from the receiver. The strength or loudness of the beep indicates the direction of your bird (louder beeps means the receiver is pointed towards the bird, softer beeps – pointing away).

Our Beeping Telemetry system for Parrots utilities the compact Field Marshall UHF hand held receiver, and the tiny Micro transmitter, at just 3.5g, mounted to your bird. Together this system provides many miles of tracking range.

Receiver (Options: FM 500 434, FM2000 433 and 434)
Field Holster (to carry receiver)
Micro Transmitter (Options: Leg or Tail)
Magnetic Wand

Mounts are not included with system.

To assist in your selection below for the Field Marshall Receiver:
Free fliers that have one parrot the FM500 434 is a great option, however if you are flying multiple parrots select the FM2000

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Micro sized tail-pieces and installation tool to match
The small tail feather piece is used with the matching tail-piece installation tool to quickly install the tail piece onto the deck feather of your bird. The process is quick and simple causing very little stress to the bird.


Most power possible from tiny battery

Using the very small and light lithium coin cells, the Micro transmitter is engineered to radiate the most power possible while squeezing the battery’s reserves most efficiently. At room temperature, the Micro will transmit continuously for 30 hours of normal use (30 one hour flights, one month) before telling you to change the battery with a double beep every tenth pulse. After that, the battery runs about 70 more hours for a total time of about 100 hours. Using the Mag switch to Tap on and off for each flight, this might translate into one or two months of normal use per battery change, while always maintaining a safety margin of three days to look for a lost bird.

You can leave your battery in the Micro for up to six months. The transmitter keeps track of cumulative transmission time to estimate remaining battery life, even when not transmitting.

If you are getting an early double beep warning, it is possible that the memory inside the transmitter was not reset when the battery was last changed.   To reset the memory, simply either

a) turn the transmitter on with the magnet before changing the battery or

b) short the contacts every time a battery is changed.

This will assure a full reset of the battery timer, and will give you the correct run-time before the double beep occurs.

Leg OR Tail mount option
There are two body designs: 1) the leg mount case with a tiny Bewit attachment loop at the top and a smooth back and 2) the tail mount case that has three tiny posts on the back to hold the tail spring.

To keep weight to the absolute minimum, we make them one way or the other.


Maximum Sensitivity
Getting the best range requires having the most “useful sensitivity” in a receiver. The combination of receiver, the matching cable and the antenna designed for specifically for it constitute a complete package that must work in harmony to achieve the most sensitivity possible. The Digital Field Marshall will give the most range of any Tracking Receiver in the World.  Nothing goes farther than the Field Marshall, especially in cities or areas of “unwanted radio noise.”  With better than -154dBm sensitivity, the Field Marshall can discern the weakest signals.

May Use with GPS

The Field Marshall UHF receiver can also be used for your GPS system to allow you to precisely locate the transmitter inside GPS denied environments (inside a building, or locate the signals when GPS satellites are blocked), or when the transmitter is in thick cover.  Using the Field Marshall UHF to track the “Beeping” signal from the RT and Turbo GPS can also extend the range when the transmitter is close to the ground.

Light Weight
Using newest generation electronic components, a collapsible yagi and creative packaging allows us to fit a lot into a small space.

And, our commitment to using aluminum alloys which have the maximum strength to weight ratios makes this receiver as light and strong as technically possible.

Water Resistant

Almost. The receiver is not designed to be used in very wet conditions, yet it will hold up in light rain. If it is accidentally submerged through accident or fall, it should be drained and allowed to dry before re-using.

Option to use vehicle to power receiver

The car adapter is designed to bypass the batteries and power the receiver for extended periods inside the vehicle in order to save the batteries, to preserve them for long walks away from the car. The cigarette lighter adapter can found in the accessories. The Field Marshall uses common easy to find AAA batteries which are not rechargeable.

What batteries to use

For general use,  Alkaline AAA batteries are the most cost effective and provide good battery life but Lithium AAA batteries offer the best performance in cold weather, are the lightest, and last the longest.  Remember to always remove batteries from your receiver during periods of long storage (off season).  Rechargeable batteries (such as NiCad or NiMH) should not be used as they do not provide sufficient and consistent voltage to operate the receiver effectively.

Always use name brand batteries (like Energizer or Duracell) with a comprehensive warranty, in case there is ever an accident with the actual batteries inside your receiver.

Option to use with Omni Antenna

The Field Marshall easily excepts input from an external antenna, simply remove the coaxial cable from the receiver body, and plug in the coaxial cable from your external antenna. The Field Marshall uses a ‘SMB’ connector, some external antennas may require an adapter.

Compact collapsible Yagi antenna

The Field Marshall UHF comes with our latest generation collapsible yagi antenna as standard.

A great new option for licensed HAMs

For American (US/Canada/Mexico) Customers who have a HAM License, we can make sure you comply with the requirements of using this band by programming your Call Sign into the transmitter. Your Call Sign will be broadcast in Morse Code at startup and once every ten minutes as required by Law.

If you do not have an Amateur Radio License, you might be surprised how easy it is to obtain one. Pass a simple test, for which you can study all the answers in advance, pay ten dollars and with and 80% passing grade, you have a ten-year license, new knowledge about Radio Telemetry and the authorization to use the non-commercial bands (such as 433-434) not only for tracking but communication and emergencies.

For those wanting to find out what’s required to get a HAM License, here’s a great place to start: How to get your Amateur Radio License

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 10.3 × 2 in

FM500 434, FM2000 433 and 434 ($400 more)


Leg, Tail

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