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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ATTACHMENT OF 
SATELLITE TRANSMITTERS TO CRANES 

DAVID H. ELLIS, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 11410 American Holly Drive, Laurel, MD 20708-4019, USA 

PAUL W. HOWEY, Microwave Telemetry, Suite 260, 10280 Old Columbia Road, Columbia, MD 21046, USA 

GARY L. KRAPU, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, 8711 37th Street SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, USA

 Recent advances in miniaturization of satellite transmitters have resulted in thumb-sized packages weighing less than 30 g. These are smaller than VHF radios routinely mounted on crane leg bands. With this development and with favorable signal reception results, there is no need for, and much to recommend against the continued use of back-pack mounts. We provide details for leg-mount attachments. 

PROCEEDINGS NORTH AMERICAN CRANE WORKSHOP 8:211-212 

Key words: crane, migration, radiotelemetry, satellite telemetry.

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