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  1. sambarseeker

    nice doe pic

    I know it's not very spectacular but I just liked the color and light in this pic. She had a fawn with her in the rest of the sequence. I thinkl she's pregnant too.
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    nice doe pic

    I know it's not very spectacular but I just liked the color and light in this pic. She had a fawn with her in the rest of the sequence. I thinkl she's pregnant too.
  3. Put this corn out for the deer but they really haven't shown any interest. I even sweetened it with molasses.
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    Memory Sticks

    That's a great deal on memory cards but of course I can't source them from Australia. Anybody prepared to buy 3 for me on my behalf? I can transfer money with Paypal if somebody would be kind enough to do it. Had this problem with those re-furbed Sony P41's for $129 bucks or so. Not available to Australia. Makes me salivate over those deals. Russell
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    couple of pics

    Here's a good pic of a wombat and a spiker for you all. The wombat didn't really like the flash as the next pic showed him high tailing outa there. I'm looking forward to seeing this spiker grow up. Russell
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    Fallow buck

    Here's a buck that I've been watching checking out who's been at his scrape.
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    IR cam to catch crooks?

    Folks, a professional wild dog trapper buddy of mine is having trouble with some "less desirables" stealing his dog traps. He has asked me to build him a cam to try to catch the licence plates or faces of those responsible. I'm going for the old favorite of a P41 I guess mainly because from the mod instructions I've read, it's fairly straight forward. I don't really want to go building a slave flash (because I've never done one) but just use the on-board P41 flash. My question is essentially just how "invisible " is the flash after you cover the flash hole with the IR material? Will the crooks see it? I'm really interested to hear from anybody who has had any success with IR cams in detecting illegal activity. Thanks Russell
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    IR cam to catch crooks?

    Thanks folks. I sort of thought that might be the case with the licence plates. Unfortunately most thefts are at night and if they even got the slightest hint of a flash they, along with the $400 cam would be gone. I guess I was looking for the "Silver bullet" to try to stop these morons. I'll continue to monitor the posts and see if I reckon it's worth the risk to go ahead with the build. Russell
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    Branch award win!

    Just found out I won the best trail cam pic section in our deer hunting club branch awards! Thanks to all who have helped along the way. Russell
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    Velvet spiker

    This is one of a series of pics, the first from my Sammy, SSS setup that I did for a friend. I'm really pleased with this setup and it's working really well. Battery life is great. As you can see, flash range aint super but with a bit of planning on location it will be fine. Daytime pics are clear and bright. Thanks Garry for a great product in SSS and for ironing out a couple of small bugs for me. Russell
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    Ruger M77 Mk1 mod possible?

    Thanks for the info Bcraft. I think I will go down that track. From what I read, the WSM seems to give about the same performance as the 300 Win Mag. Should be a good project. Thanks Russell
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    Ruger M77 Mk1 mod possible?

    Hi folks. I'm usually over at the cam building or bow hunting forum but I have a special rifle problem that I was hoping the good folk at HH could solve. I have a Ruger M77 Mk1 rifle chambered in .308W. The rifle is in really good condition but the barrel is a bit knocked around externally. I've done the .308 thing many years ago and have decided that this rifle might make a cheap project rifle so I've decided to re- barrel to a .300WSM. My question is simply, is this possible? Thanks in advance. Russell
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    Need your input.

    Gary, for my input ( for what it's worth). The external kill switch is more trouble than what it's worth. Go into walk mode straight away on power up, for a set time period without the kill switch. Don't give the punters the option. The LCD could be brighter for use in bright light conditions. Soldering connection pad could be bigger and easier to access but only for us half blind old coots. Other than that, it's a great board and easy to use. Russell
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    Sammy A402 / SSS

    Hi folks. This is my latest build. After a few timing problems which Garry sorted out with the promptness and efficiency that we have come to know from him, it's now working like a charm. I built this one for a friend who just "Had to have one". Haven't tried it in the field yet but the speed and the flash range from this Sammy doesn't seem too bad at all. Oh, not as good as the P41 or P32 of course but pretty good for a budget camera. Easy to hack too, after I got a magnifying glass to do the soldering!
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    Sammy A402 / SSS

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    Best wishes required for Ghoot

    Hey folks. Just got an Email from Gary. Seems he very nearly lost his house to a grass fire! Apparently all is well but he and his family are moving into a motel for the time being so I guess he could do with some messages of support at the moment. Perhaps we have some members in OK that are close by him that might be able to give some assistance? Russell
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    Here's a curly one for ya.

    Just finished my first Samsung A402/SSS build. Boy it was tricky getting those wires soldered onto the tiny tabs on the cam's power and shutter buttons but it all went well despite my aging eyesight. Hooked in the SSS and applied all the little "lift the leg" mod on the SSS chip (thanks Gary ;). Got the thing all set up in the case and after tracking down an intermittent fault with the sensor kill switch, I finally got the thing to work. No flash bleed, no nothing! But........... Here's what it's doing. Switch on. Warm up. Into walk mode. Led comes on at all the right times. Wait for about 90 secs, with no movement, for it to go into normal mode. SSS senses movement. Cam turns on and snaps a pic, flash and all (I was indoors). A few moments later, the cam turns off. About 15 secs later the SSS detects movement and the cam turns on but doesn't take a pic! A few moments later, the cam turns off. I can repeat the test over and over. The cam only takes a pic every second time it gets turned on by the SSS. I'm lost folks. I've used the settings for the SSS and Samsung cam that were suggested from the Whitetailsupply web site, http://www.whitetailsupply.com/PDF-Files/S...era_Setting.pdf And that's pretty much where I am. I've checked all the usual suspects and separated the cam from the SSS. Bridged out the power supply and ground wires, cam comes on. Bridge the shutter and its ground and the cam takes a pic, every time I bridge them out. Bridge the power and ground wires and the cam turns off. Any contributions will be gratefully received. Russell
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    Here's a curly one for ya.

    The cam takes pics every time I initiate a shot nmanually, flash or no flash. I'm using really good quality fully charged re-chargables (I learnt that lesson ages ago) and a brand new 9v battery to power the SSS. No matter how long the interval between shots ie: greater than 15 secs, it will only actuallt take a shot evey second time. I do have another SSS board that I will try on this setup a bit later today. It's going to be a balmy 110 deg today so no scouting for me. A day indoors with the air cond trying to solve cam probs might be in order for me today. Russell
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    Gas price check

    HA!!!! Latest price for Diesel here is $1.39 a litre. Multiply that by that by 3.785412 to convert to U.S Gallons, Convert the latest AUD- USD exchange rate brings my gas to a mere $3.89 US a Gallon. Hope that puts it in some perspective for ya'll. Enjoy your cheap gas folks! Russell
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    arrowsmith Get well Gift

    Hope Aussie dollars are good too. They are on their way from down under. Russell
  21. This one looks like he wants to get up this tree. They never cease to amaze me. Russell
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    Tree climbin' deer???

    Abby, they are leaving their scent as high up in the tree as they can get. Sambar have pre orbital glands located just below their eyes that exude a musky wax. The stags attempt to leave residue of this scent on a branch as high up the tree as they can. Obviously the higher up means the biggest (tallest) and most dominant stag. We call them preaching trees. The one thing I did learn from this series of pics was that more than 1 stag uses the same tree. I always thought that whenever I came across one of these trees that it was the sole domain of 1 stag. Trail cams have become the most valuable learning tool that I have ever had for deer hunting. Russell
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    Tree climbin' deer???

    And another different deer.
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    Plz help me with uploading pics

    There is a program called pixresizer that I find really really easy to use and best of all it's at my favorite price, free!! http://bluefive.pair.com/pixresizer.htm Russell
  25. Well, I've made the transition to the Samsung after weaning myself off the expensive and hard to get (for me) Sonys. The decision is a surprisingly hard one for me to make given the lower flash performance of the Sammy but there you go, i've done it, so I ordered a couple of SSS from Gary and will start my first Sammy build soon. I've read all the stuff Butch has published and even seen some great video from Jeff (?) at Nature Quest but I can't find a list of ideal cam settings like the list we have available for the Sonys. Can anybody help from their own experience? Russell