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The Magenta 'Bat5'. Digital Quartz Bat Detector locater listener
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- Ultrasonic hand held device
- High level audio output
- Advanced low noice IC preamplifier stage
- High stability 'easy tuning' linear hererodhyne oscillator
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The new Magenta Bat5 Digital Quartz Bat Detector has a backlit 4 digit LCD frequency display, a high stability, easily tuned local oscillator and advanced amplification and filtering circuits. Extended 10 - 130kHz frequency range, large 4 digit LCD frequency display with backlighting for easy visibility day and night. Quartz accurate - always calibrated and displaying frequency to within 0.1kHz. it has a front-facing weatherproof speaker, built in LED torch, wrist strap, headphone and tape sockets. Highly linear heterodyne oscillator for easy frequency setting Display resolution 100Hz - reads 10.0 to 130.0 kHz Usable radius upto 100 meters Multi-stage active filters for stable loudspeaker operation over the whole frequency range Fixed level recorder output socket - before the volume control - simplifies recording Headphone socket suitable for any stereo headphones from 8 ohms upwards Short circuit proof headphone output Wide range equalised microphone - sensitive across the whole frequency range Low noise circuit techniques optimised for wide bandwidth with minimum noise Designed in Denmark and made in England by Magenta Conforms to EU RoHS and WEEE regulations. Lead free 2-year manufacturer guarantee
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I found bats at a range of about 200 yards with it. It is very directional, which helps in obtaining eyeball on the bat and covers all the frequencies necessary for bat detection in the UK. Handy torch incorporated, but limited to close up use, as it hasn't the range and power for seeing your way at night. It has the battery capacity on rechargeables to cope with a good session of bat hunting. There are two 3.5 mm stereo (wired mono) jacks one for recording the audio output to a portable device and one for headphone output with adequate volume for the built in speaker or the headphones.
The device is no use at all in discovering the exact species of bat you are locating, as so many bats share the same frequencies. In addition, many bats can only be definitively identified by catching them and carefully examining their physical features (illegal in any but an emergency situation in the UK), or by more sophisticated frequency analysis of their calls, so don't expect too much from this device.
A bit pricey for what you get, although not in comparison with other more ambitious devices which run into the hundreds of pounds.
If you can borrow one, that would be best for most people, as I can't see it having long term use once you have investigated all your local bat haunts.
I had seen a few bats whipping about in the area before but using the detector was able to find a real hotspot, many bats indeed.
The detector is light, robust and easy to use, the speaker is loud enough.
The led-based flash-light at the front is a bit pointless, it's not really strong enough to be useful unless you're in total pitch darkness.
If you're a beginner though I don't know if the extra cost is justified, maybe go for the Bat 4, at £30 less.
Makes finding your bats so much easier!
Simple functions so easy to use straight away.
This was truly a revelation; these were not timid little squeaks but assertive questing (in human terms, perhaps not "...erm....hello?", rather "RIGHT WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS EVENING?")and all this with nothing audible or visible to my native senses.
The unit has two sources of illumination, a low intensity LED showing the current setting of the frequency dial and a high intensity click-on, click-off LED at the top. The latter is useful for, say, checking a reference chart to identify which bat species might be making the sound you've just heard; I doubt that you'd want much more as it would ruin your "night vision" for several minutes. Carry a pocket torch, however, to find your way again once you've finished listening as it is likely to be full dark by then.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Worked perfectly. First night heard Noctules in the garden at 20 KHz and 40 KHz.Published 1 month ago by Dr D.
Having been inspired after attending a course by the Bat Conservation Trust, I treated myself to this having used one on the course. Very user friendly and affordable.Published 2 months ago by Joanne Tattersall
...arrived in good time and was straight out listening for, and finding bats :)Published 2 months ago by Oaky
I often see bats flying around the lane but thought this was a bit gimmicky to be honest. But it is fascinating and i really feel like it has given me a sixth sense as it is way... Read morePublished 2 months ago by p
not the right time of year to get soundings but it seems to pick up the signals well. delivery was on time.Published 8 months ago by Mrs J Butler
Product seems to work well. The information with the detector was very minimal though. Also batteries not included (I hadn't noticed this and gave this as a gift and so recipient... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jeanette Spencer