Hello, I'm trying to re-create a product called a strike sensor for ice fishing. The new models can't be found anywhere, and the old models are very unreliable. Here is the product page:
And a youtube video showing how they work and are set up:
So, basically, the system comes in 2 parts, a tip up sensor that has an indicator light and possibly uses a reed switch to tell when the flag is tripped, and a pager unit that alerts you when you have a tip up. I'm a pretty handy guy, but I'm new to electronics. I was hoping some people here could help identify some good components to use, a good communications protocol, etc. This is not a request to build, just some help starting out. I intend to make a build log available upon completion of the device so all can use. Thanks in advance for any help you can give!