V5 – 180 kHz

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    The V5 – our smallest 180 kHz tag

    Weighing just 0.38 grams (V5-1H) and 0.46 grams (V5-2H) in water (0.65 and 0.77 grams in air), the V5 tag family is one of the smallest of VEMCO’s line of miniature coded transmitters. The V5 enables researchers to track and monitor smaller fish and a broader range of species than ever before!

    Why 180 kHz Frequency?
    Operating at 180 kHz, the V5 is designed to work well in both fresh and salt water. Choosing this frequency enabled VEMCO to develop a small, lightweight tag that would still operate well in marine environments. Tags with operating frequencies greater than 200 kHz are less effective in salt water. Depending on the conditions of your location, the V5 can have 150-200 metres range.

    Detect More Tags
    Researchers can now tag and release many more fish simultaneously due to the detection capabilities of our new tag transmission systems – High Residence (HR) and Pulse Position Modulation (PPM).

    VEMCO Tag Activator (VTA)
    The V5 does not have an activation magnet as is the case with larger transmitters. The tags are activated using a handheld unit, the VTA, that is exclusive to the 180 kHz line of transmitters only.


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    Tag Family
    Length (mm)
    Height (mm)
    Width (mm)
    Weight in Air (g)
    Weight in Water (g)
    Power Output
    (dB re 1 uPa @ 1m)
    Battery Life
    V5-180 kHz
    12.7 mm
    4.3 mm
    Please see datasheet
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