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"My bat detector microphone failed during a dawn survey and knew that I had a group of dusk surveys starting in two days time. I was not in a good place as I did not have a spare, but my equipment was less than a year old.
After my survey I contacted Martin by email and he called me back on the same day, a few hours later, after a quick nap. He told me he did not have a part in stock, but had already contacted the supplier on my behalf.
The next day I received a replacement part, free of charge and express delivered from Switzerland. I thought it was amazing, and could not believe it was resolved so quickly.
Due to Martin's exceptional service I was good to go with the surveys, and I really would like to thank Martin and Wildlife Countryside Services for making the dusk surveys happen."
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Pettersson D100 bat detector Pettersson D100 bat detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
The basic heterodyne detector. Features a microphone system for maximum sensitivity. With backlit frequency dial for easy reading at night.

Type: Heterodyne; Microphone: Electret + ceramic; Frequency range: 10 - 120 kHz (min.); Bandwidth: 8 kHz (+/- 4 kHz), -6 dB; Battery: 1 x IEC 6LF22 (9 V); Quiescent current: 16 mA typ.; Size: 113 x 71 x 33 mm (113 x 71 x 63 mm including knobs); Weight: 220 g including battery; Outputs: 2 x 3.5 mm jacks for headphones and recorder

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Pettersson D200 bat detector Pettersson D200 bat detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
Small and low weight heterodyne detector with backlit, large digit, accurate digital display, showing the tuned frequency. The frequency and volume controls are on the side of the case, making it easy to adjust.

Type: Heterodyne; Microphone: Electret; Frequency range: 10 - 120 kHz (min.); Bandwidth: 8 kHz (+/- 4 kHz), -6 dB; Battery: 1 x IEC 6LF22 (9 V); Quiescent current: 17 mA typ. including LCD backlight; Size: 119 x 60 x 25 mm including knobs; Weight: 150 g including battery; Outputs: 2 x 3.5 mm jacks for headphones and recorder

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Pettersson D230 bat detector Pettersson D230 bat detector - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
A combined heterodyne and frequency division detector with backlit, large digit, accurate digital display, showing the tuned frequency in the heterodyne mode. The frequency and volume controls are on the side of the case, making it easy to adjust. Using stereo headphones, the heterodyne signal is heard on the left channel and the frequency division signal on the right channel. When the built-in speaker is used, a switch is used to select the heterodyne or frequency division signal.

Type: Heterodyne & frequency division; Microphone: Electret; Frequency range: 10 - 120 kHz (min.); Display accuracy: 0.15 kHz; Bandwidth: 8 kHz (+/- 4 kHz), -6 dB; Battery: 1 x IEC 6LF22 (9 V); Quiescent current: 23 mA typ. including LCD backlight; Size: 119 x 60 x 25 mm including knobs; Weight: 160 g including battery; Outputs: 2 x 3.5 mm jacks for headphones and recorder

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Pettersson D240X bat detector Pettersson D240X bat detector
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Very popular heterodyne and time expansion detector with backlit, large digit, accurate digital display, showing the tuned frequency in the heterodyne mode. The frequency and volume controls are on the side of the case, making it easy to adjust. Using stereo headphones, the heterodyne signal is heard on the left channel and the time expansion signal on the right channel. When the built-in speaker is used, a switch is used to select the heterodyne or time expansion signal.

A digital recorder can be connected to the D240X to record the time expanded calls for analysis on a PC. If the recorder has a "voice activated" recording mode, a fully automatic bat recording system is obtained, which can be left in the field for unattended recording of bat calls.

Type: Heterodyne & frequency division; Microphone: Electret; Frequency range: 10 - 120 kHz (min.); Display accuracy: 0.15 kHz; Bandwidth: 8 kHz (+/- 4 kHz), -6 dB; Battery: 1 x IEC 6LF22 (9 V); Quiescent current: 30 mA typ. including LCD backlight; Comment switch: Yes; Memory size: 1M x 8; Sampling frequency: 307 kHz; Resolution: 8 bits; Storage time: 3.4, 1.7 or 0.1 sec. (selectable via switch); Trigger modes: Manual, level - broadband, level - narrowband; Pretrigger: 50% of the selected storage time; Size: 119 x 60 x 25 mm including knobs; Weight: 170 g including battery; Outputs: 2 x 3.5 mm jacks for headphones and recorder; Miscellaneous: Overload indicator, adjustable input gain, replay of signal in memory through heterodyne system.

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Pettersson D500X bat detector Pettersson D500X bat detector
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The D500X is an ultrasound recording unit intended for long-term, unattended recording of bat calls. In contrast to time expansion bat detectors, the D500X records full-spectrum ultrasound in real time with virtually no gaps between recordings. The recorder is equipped with four slots for CF cards, which typically makes it possible to leave the unit in the field for more than a month. The triggering system allows the device to automatically start recording as a sound is detected.

The recording length can be selected in steps from 0.3 up to 20 seconds. In order not to fill the card too fast at locations with high activity, a minimum time between two recordings can be applied. The recorder is normally operated in a low-power mode with no pre-trigger (i.e. the recording starts as the sound exceeds the chosen threshold level), but both pre-and post-trigger functions are available in the standard (not low-power) mode. The D500X stores the bat calls in time stamped wav files.

The D500X comes in a rugged and weather-protected aluminium housing, and various accessories are available, such as an external microphone with extension cable up to 100 m and a soft protection case with hooks to hang the unit in e.g. a tree.

Type: Direct, high-speed recording; Microphone: Advanced electret, jack for external microphone; Frequency range: 15 190 kHz (500 kHz sampling rate, high-pass filter enabled) <5 190 kHz (500 kHz sampling rate, high-pass filter disabled); Connections: External microphone, external trigger, external DC supply; Timer: Four on/off periods per day; Batteries: 4 x AA size, Alkaline or NiMH recommended; External DC supply: 4.5-8 V, typically ca. 200 mA (average, when recording), depends on CF card type and number of CF cards; Size: 165 x 170 x 53 mm, excl. connectors etc.; Weight: 1.2 kg incl. batteries and front panel cover

Recording system
ADC resolution: 16 bits; Anti-aliasing filter: Yes, 8th order, 190 kHz cut-off frequency; Sampling rates: 44.1, 300, 500 kHz (optimized for 500 kHz); Recording length: 0.3, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20 sec or manual recording; Recording medium: CF card, 4 slots

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Pettersson D1000X bat detector Pettersson D1000X bat detector
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The D1000X is a professional ultrasound detector, based on the latest technology. The detector has heterodyne, frequency division and time expansion systems and also a built-in 16-bit recording system using a Compact Flash card as storage medium. It is equipped with Pettersson's well-known, high-quality capacitance microphone which has been further improved to give lower noise, wider dynamic range and lower distortion.

The D1000X has a built-in "recorder", relieving the user from the hassle of operating a separate recording device or laptop with connecting cables. It can be configured to work in a variety of operating modes, but thanks to the use of "Profiles", switching between different modes is made instantly. Each profile contains all the selectable settings such as sampling rate, triggering mode, time expansion factor and LED intensity and can be prepared in advance and saved in the detector.

At any time, either the direct ultrasonic signal, the heterodyne signal or the frequency division signal can be recorded onto the CF-card. Spoken comments can be recorded by speaking into the microphone while recording in the direct mode, or in a special comment recording mode (at a lower sampling rate). The recording time is limited only by the available space on the CF-card. Upon completion of a recording in the direct mode, the signal will be automatically replayed in time expanded form, if this function is enabled. Time expansion factors from 1 (original speed) to 30 can be chosen. The recordings can be made by manually starting and stopping the recording or through level-activated (and optional frequency selective) triggering. In the latter case, the detector can be set up for unattended capture of calls. Pre- and post-triggering modes with a variety of different settings can be used.

The wav sound files on the CF-card are stamped with date and time and can be read directly on a PC, using a standard CF-card reader. The D1000X also has a serial GPS input, making it possible to save GPS position data in the files.

Type: Heterodyne, frequency division (x10), time expansion and direct recording; Frequency range: 5 - 235 kHz (frequency division and heterodyne), 5 kHz 0.4 x sampling frequency (time expansion and direct recording) - Activating the high-pass filter results in a lower frequency limit of about 20 kHz.; Heterodyne freq. resolution: 0.1 kHz (f<17.8 kHz), 0.2 kHz (18-43 kHz), 0.5 kHz (43.5-107 kHz), 1 kHz (108-235 kHz); Headphones output: 3.5 mm stereo jack, load impedance 32 ohms or greater; HF/MEM output: 3.5 mm stereo jack, load impedance 500 ohms or greater, ca 600 mVrms at 0 dB; Batteries: 5 x AA size, Alkaline or NiMH recommended; External DC supply: 7-10 V, 250 mA (average), 700 mA (peak); Size: 170 x 80 x 35 mm, excl. microphone; Weight: 600 g incl. batteries

Recording/playback system
ADC resolution: 16 bits; Anti-aliasing filter: Yes, adaptive; Sampling rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 96, 100, 192, 200, 250, 300, 384, 400, 500, 750, 768 kHz; Time expansion factors: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20, 30; DAC resolution: 12 bits

GPS connection requirements
Interface: RS-232; Protocol: NMEA 0183; Decoded sentences: GPGLL, GPGGA and GPRMC; Baud rate: 4800 Baud

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Pettersson M500 USB Ultrasound Microphone Pettersson M500 USB Ultrasound Microphone - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
The M500 USB Ultrasound Microphone comes in a small and durable aluminium enclosure. It utilizes the same advanced electret microphone technology as the well-known D500X detector and can be used both in directional and omnidirectional modes (with or without the directional horn).

Low-noise technology, high sampling frequency and efficient anti-aliasing filter provide highest quality recordings.

The microphone comes with an easy-to-use Windows recording program that saves the recordings as 16 bit wav files. Real-time display of the waveform and the spectrogram as well as real-time monitoring of the bat calls are also available.

The program offers various triggering modes; manual and automatic, with or without pretrigger, level triggered or frequency triggered operation.

A coming version of the BatSound software will also support the M500.

Microphone: Advanced electret; Sampling frequency: 500 kHz; ADC resolution: 16 bits; Interface: USB 2.0, high speed; Anti-aliasing filter: 8th order, 190 kHz; Real-time monitoring: Through the PC sound card (down-sampling); Size: 42 x 114 x 23 mm (incl microphone horn); Weight: 75 g; Power: USB bus powered; Operating system: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

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Pettersson M500-384 USB Ultrasound Microphone Pettersson M500-384 USB Ultrasound Microphone - With our Exclusive 2 Year Warranty!
The M500-384 USB Ultrasound Microphone enables you to make high-quality, full spectrum recordings of bat calls or other ultrasonic signals with a wide variety of computers/laptops/tablets/smartphones, using the sound recording software of your choice. The M500-384 uses standard sound device drivers and does not require installation of any custom drivers.
Like the M500, the M500-384 comes in a slim and durable aluminium enclosure and utilizes the same advanced electret microphone technology as the well-known D500X detector.
The M500-384 can be used both in directional and omni-directional modes. The M500-384 is the ideal choice if you intend to use your smartphone for ultrasound recording. Also consider this model if you need to be independent of a specific OS or software. The software you choose to use must support recording at 384 kHz. Works with Android, Linux (Ubuntu), OS X, iOS or Windows.
Please verify the hardware compatibility of the software you choose and that it supports recording at 384 kHz.
The picture shows the M500-384 with an Android smartphone, running the Bat Recorder app, available at Google Play.
Microphone: Advanced electret; Sampling frequency: 384 kHz; ADC resolution: 16 bits; Frequency range: 10-160kHz; Interface: USB 2.0, high speed; Anti-aliasing filter: 8th order, 160 kHz; Size: 43 x 114 x 13 mm (incl microphone horn); Weight: 60 g

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Batsound Touch analysis software The New Batsound Touch Analysis Software
BatSound Touch is a sound recording and analysis software which provides high-resolution real-time spectrograms and is very easy to use with touch screen Windows tablet PCs. It has resizable text and buttons to facilitate operation on devices with virtually any screen size.

Of course, BatSound Touch is compatible with the popular M500 USB microphone. A Windows tablet PC with BatSound Touch and the M500 makes an easy to use and powerful bat detector with real-time audio as well as real-time spectrogram.

BatSound Touch can also be used on computers without a touch screen.

BatSound Touch is also available in a 'Lite' version with limited functionality. This version is available free of charge to M500 owners.

BatSound Touch does not replace the standard BatSound software. For more advanced analysis, BatSound is recommended.

£149 inclusive (download)
Highlights
Touch screen support. Windows 7, 8 and 10 compatible. High-resolution real-time spectrogram and waveform display. Supports the Pettersson M500 USB Microphone as well as standard Windows sound devices. Manual, triggered and circular buffer recording modes. Live audio of transformed ultrasound. Saves GPS coordinates in the sound files. Compressed view to fit more bat calls into a single screen. Resizable text and buttons to fit screens of different sizes. User-definable file metadata. Various color schemes to fit different occasions.

BatSound real-time spectrogram software
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound sound-file editing
BatSound real-time spectrogram software
Analysis of the bat calls may be required in some situations e.g. in order to positively identify a certain species. The software BatSound is an efficient, high-performance tool for various types of sound analysis. It is suitable for sound analysis in general, but also includes a number of features particularly useful to analyze bat calls recorded from a bat detector or recorded directly with a D500X or D1000X ultrasound detector.

BatSound uses any Windows compatible sound card for sound input and output, and supports sound formats up to 32 bits with one or two channels (mono/stereo) and sampling frequencies up to 192 kHz (possibly limited by the sound card). The common WAV format is used to store files. It is also possible to open sound files with other formats such as mp3 and wma if the corresponding codecs have been installed on the computer.

Multiple windows with different sound files can be opened at the same time, facilitating comparison of signals and analysis results. Printing and picture file export through Windows clipboard (BMP and WMF formats). Wide range zoom function. Optional time and frequency compensation of time expanded signals to show the original time and frequency. Play Speed function to implement time expansion playback of high-speed sound files from D500X/D1000X detectors. Open Next/Previous command makes it easy to scan through all files in a folder. Very useful for browsing files obtained through unattended recording. Automatic parameter extraction feature, calculates max/min frequency, pulse duration etc. Optional grid lines in most diagrams. Clipboard export of analysis results. In the Virtual Bat Detector mode, sound files of time expanded or high speed recorded sounds are replayed at the original speed, emulating a heterodyne bat detector. Perfect for learning how to identify bats using a heterodyne detector, for classroom demonstrations etc. The Automatic Recording mode makes it possible to have the computer record sounds automatically. The desired threshold level is selected and the computer will start recording to a sound file as soon as the signal exceeds this level. Many parameters are available to fine-tune this mode, e.g. by setting limits for the minimum pulse length, total recording time, maximum number of pulses to record etc. Frequency-selective triggering is also available, to avoid recording undesired signals.

System requirements: Intel or AMD 1 GHz or faster processor; RAM: 1 GB minimum (also depends on the operating system); Windows compatible sound card; >1 GB of free hard disk space; Windows XP/SP3, Vista/SP1 or 7 operating system. Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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Zoom H1 Digital Recorder Zoom H1 Digital Recorder
The Zoom H1 Portable Digital recorder is Zooms smallest recorder ever. It is an ultra-compact pocket recorder with renowned recording technology at an affordable price. The H1's on board microphones are configured in an X/Y pattern, for stunning stereo imaging. Get high-resolution, 24-bit and 96 kHz stereo recordings, from a pocket sized recorder. To increase the maximum recording time, you can switch easily from uncompressed PCM recording to space-saving MP3 mode. Thanks to USB 2.0, you can rapidly exchange your recordings with your PC. With a single AAA battery the battery life is around 10 hours. Combining powerful recording capability with elegance and simplicity, the Zoom H1 suits everyone. £95 with Free UK delivery

Zoom H1 Accessory Pack
Windscreen Padded-shell case Tabletop tripod AC adapter Mic clip adapter USB cable. £35 with Free UK delivery

Zoom H2n Digital Recorder NEW Zoom H2n Digital Recorder
The Zoom H2n is an improved portable digital audio recorder, ideal for using with bat detectors and other wildlife sound recording equipment. It has a choice of recording formats including .MP3 and .WAV. Recordings are stored to SD memory cards and the Zoom H2n is also compatible with up to 32GB high capacity SDHC cards, allowing over 50 hours of recording in WAV format (16-bit/44.1kHz) or 555 hours in 128kbps MP3 format. An automatic recording function allows the unit to be triggered whenever sound is detected and stopped when sounds cease. The timestamp function is handy for editing and analysing recordings. The H2n has not one but five built-in microphones so you can make excellent quality stereo recordings with the recorder alone. Ideal for making comments or references whilst making field recordings.

You can even use the Zoom H2n as a USB microphone, enabling you to record directly to your computer, and the recorder provides over 20 hours of continuous operation on 2 standard AA alkaline batteries. Download the H2n manual

£175 with Free UK delivery

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Zoom H2n Accessory Pack
Windscreen Tabletop tripod Padded-shell case Remote control AC adapter Mic clip adapter USB cable. £35 with Free UK delivery

Roland Edirol R05 Digital Recorder Roland Edirol R-05 Digital Recorder
The compact, affordable R-05 is easy to use and packed with recording and editing features. It will make high-quality, uncompressed stereo recordings up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution, through the built-in stereo mic or stereo line-in. You can record WAV or MP3 or both simultaneously, direct to SD card. The extended battery life provides 16 hours recording. Onboard editing functions mean you don't need a PC to trim, divide and combine recordings, and you can also download files to PC via USB 2.0. Record and playback functions include auto start, audio loop and changing playback speed without changing the pitch. A high quality, convenient pocket recorder/player.
£185 with Free UK delivery


3.5mm - 3.5mm jack lead 3.5mm - 3.5mm jack lead
1m 3.5mm Jack Cable - A Premium Quality Lead for connecting your bat detector to a digital recorder such as the Zoom H1 or H2n or the Roland R-05
24k Gold Plated High Quality Lead - 100% copper wire for better performance and conductivity
Stereo Male to Male Connection
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Sony Headphones Sony Headphones
These headphones are comfortable and good quality, ideal for use with bat detectors as well as MP3 players and other portable units. Has 30mm drivers for excellent sound reproduction
£20.00 with Free UK delivery
Bat Detective book and CD Bat Detective Book & CD
This book, together with the accompanying CD, provides an essential reference for bat enthusiasts who would like to gain or improve their skills in identifying British bats, using a bat detector. The material is suitable for those who have just acquired a bat detector as well as for more experienced bat workers. The sounds of 13 bat species are included in the 48 tracks of the CD. This is the first ever comprehensive compilation of British bat recordings on compact disc.
£25 including UK delivery!
British Bat Calls British Bat Calls
Knowledge of bat echolocation, calls and identification using bat detectors and programs such as BatSound has grown significantly in the last decade. In this practical guide Jon Russ and contributors (Kate Barlow, Philip Briggs & Sandie Sowler) present the latest data in a clear and concise manner.
The book covers topics such as the properties of sound; how bats use sound; bat detection methods; recording devices; analysis software; recording techniques and call analysis. For each species found in the British Isles, information is given on distribution; emergence times; flight and foraging behaviour; habitat; and echolocation including parameters for common measurements. Calls are described in the context of the different technologies used (heterodyne, frequency division and time expansion). Various spectrograms are displayed for each species using examples from both BatSound and AnaLook. An echolocation key is included with the book.
£30 including UK delivery!
Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland Social Calls of the Bats of Britain and Ireland
Bats are fascinating mammals about which we still have much to learn. As well as using ultrasonic echolocation calls for orientation and while foraging, they also have a complex array of vocalisations for communication. These are known as social calls and are an essential component of their colonial lifestyle.
This book brings together the current state of knowledge of social calls relating to the bat species occurring within Britain and Ireland, with some additional examples from species represented elsewhere in Europe. It includes access to a downloadable library of calls to be used in conjunction with the book.

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£30 including UK delivery!
Bats of Britain and Europe Bats of Britain and Europe
This concise and definitive guide presents all 45 bat species that regularly occur in Europe (of which 17 are known to breed in the British Isles). The extensive introduction details the remarkable biology of bats and explores the latest findings in bat evolution, behaviour and echolocation.

This is followed by in-depth species accounts covering life history, conservation status and identification, including echolocation characteristics, and complemented by accurate distribution maps, with the book illustrated throughout with superb colour photography.

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£30 inclusive - includes UK delivery

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