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  1. befus

    Hydro Dipping Cases

    Very nice! I have tried several things, from a memory card case to a rifle stock, and always have little dots on the dipped item. Have to go in by hand and a paint brush and try to dab them in..... Work in progress I suppose, color me jealous.
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    Loss of a Hagshouse Member

    Goodness gracious, I just saw this. What a lousy fate for a good family. Prayers to all concerned, but it just stinks.
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    Unbelievable, how things change

    Sorry to read this. Thoughts and prayers.
  4. I have an s600 in a build and the flash unit has failed, looking for a replacement, but before I do I need instructions on the process. I thought there were posts about that, but can't find them. Can anyone help?
  5. Can the dip switches (3) on a Game Watcher board be used to set different delay times between pics, or is the delay a pre-set?
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    Game Watcher dip switches?

    OK, I guess my next question is how do you choose trail or feeder? The dips, or? It is all good Ralph, I'm just wanting a little delay in there and can't seem to find the info on how to get to that one minute delay
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    s600 flash replacement

    Nope, but I just did .....and it worked! Thanks my friend.
  8. Original Simple Sniper with p41. Another of those little 'surprises'. Worked well for several years. New 9v, hack tested and working, board goes through walk test but does not detect motion, does blink to indicate walk test completed, after that....nothing. 9v is not on the board, but the nylon washer is still in place, Be hard to add a new board in the room in the case, and I have zero desire to spend any $$ on a build which should function as is. Thoughts? PIR?
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    SS board diagnosis

    R. Backus 5100 South 62nd Street Rogers, AR 72758 and thanks again!
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    SS board diagnosis

    Worth a try I suppose. Thanks. Got my addy?
  11. befus

    SS board diagnosis

    No luck. Time to go to Plan B,
  12. befus

    SS board diagnosis

    K. Hack is sound I tested earlier. Will get to the opto dealie and report back as time allows.
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    SS board diagnosis

    Not good. 9v showed 8.8 volts to the board after switch turned on; reflow actually got the pir to sense motion on the walk test. Regulator showed a constant 5.07 volts, but no cam function after the board went live. Guess this one may be a goner.
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    SS board diagnosis

    No detection on walk test. Board has exterior switch which does turn the board on. Will do on reflow.
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    Near disaster with w230 build

    Don't think so Woody. No melted wires. I got it cleaned up and put it back in the field this weekend.
  16. Man, don't know what happened here. Chip in if you have thoughts. One of my nicer builds, built with dgrad's advice and council, is a Sony w230 build with as much as 6 AA's for EP, using a lcd board. Always performed extremely well. I get it ready to go out with a freshly charged BG1 in the cam and all six EP's (two separate three bat holders) and take it to camp, probably set in the cam case for about a week. I open it up to turn on the board and there is slimy gunk all over the back of the case. At least two of the bats had leaked, maybe three. The BG1 was dead, the three AA's in one holder (the leaky ones) were dead, and the other three down to .09 volts. I haven't a clue. Only guess I have is that maybe one of the AA's was bad (they were new, and no I did not check them) and that the BG1 tried to back charge and that the others got over charged and blew and the other three kept charging the BG1 and it kept trying to charge the bad bats, and so on. Any other thoughts?
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    Safari PIR

    Got a couple of boards from Ralph. The Game Watcher is up and running. Now the more complicated replacement od a AIO board with a Safari. Space is an issue and getting the wiring attached is much affected by the alignment of the boards. The Game Watcher has this in the description, "Omni-directional PIR that allows the board to be mounted either horizontally or vertically". The Safari info does not. Hoping the Safari board is though, anyone know if it is? [Tried looking for photos of builds, but NO, thanks Photobucket!]
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    SSII and fast hack

    Right Woody, My build is very similar to yours including the large diameter pipe through ;) I ordered a Gamewatcher yesterday with the three bat set-up after I read an article on the relative strength of a 9v vs AA's and even AAA's. I know that Ken, the key word was easily......... ;-D
  19. Guess I'm in the dark on this one as I always used Yeti for fast hacks. My Yeti went out on an s40 fast hack build and in the case there is not room for a Bigfoot. I saw some discussion on the SSII being adapted to the fast hack, did that get done? Does Gary have them? Or? TIA.......
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    SSII and fast hack

    Actually I didn't, but in this case the board is being replaced and I was wanting to use the SSII to add a HPWA at the same time easily. I just ordered a Gamewatcher from Ralph like Ken mentioned, as JDH did not have the little add on boards he used to on hand. Since I had to buy a board, might as well use the fast hack if I can.
  21. Full of questions today. I have an older, but very effective p52 IR build which required some work and I ended up changing the camera to another box and setting up a BF board with the slave to be fired by a peanut and using a sister board of course. OK, I get it hooked up and the build and cam function fine as always, I then hook up the slave and if fails to charge. I know it is functional and begin to check things out. I had used a new sister board and eventually used my multimeter to see if the flash cap was charging at all, and it was not. I used the probes to see if there was power to the sister board and there was and for some reason checked the flash cap again and it had almost 100 volts in it? I ran the cam and board through the on/off cycle again as that is when it charges the cap to no further avail. I thought about what I might have done to get current to the slave and finally decided the only thing which might have happened was I might have bridged the little connections on the sister board with the probe between the battery negative and slave negative spots. Sure enough when I did it again the slave charged up another 100+ volts and fired on the cam's flash. Still no further charging. What am I missing here? The cam functions, the slave functions, but the sister does not seem to send power to the slave? I can mechanically do it by bridging the gap between the two neg wires though. Any ideas as to what the problem might be?
  22. befus

    SSII and fast hack

    Thanks Ken. I suppose that implies the SSII is not available then. I wanted to upgrade to a HPWA as well it is was just easier to do so with the SSII. But nothing's easy as we all know. ;)