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    Trail cameras 101

    Ok folks I have a few simple cameras, plug the sd card in and come back a few weeks later and check it.

    Was looking attend trail camera pics thread and people are talking about gprs systems, pxting and sms etc. Thoughht this thread would be a basics 101 for all that stuff.

    Am quite keen to get a camera that will send pictures / emails back to me, (obviously where there is reception). Can some give a run down on what the options are?
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    Patiently waiting by too


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    Im in.

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    Ok so now we just need someone that knows what they are talking about!!
    @sneeze @Sarvo
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Ok so now we just need someone that knows what they are talking about!!
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    Shit
    Just what I did not want to start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarvo View Post
    Shit
    Just what I did not want to start
    I will submit some Q's that you must answer before I dive into the unknown of ignorance and test pf my patience

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    Questions
    1. What is your budget
    2. Do you have GOOD Vodafone or 2Degrees reception
    3. Are you computer savvy (fact that you on here is a good start
    4. Do you have a "flaring/ignitable" temper
    5. Do you realize it could finish your killing of Game animal
    6. Last at this point - "are you a safe person to be around when you lose your temper
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    Nice Sarvo....

    I got a cheapo one off trade me, involved emailing China a few times for software updates then getting camera talking to pc.... Then 20c / put tried putting a limit on it and fun#Ed thee whole thing up
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    I was after something like this to let me know when I had trespassers on part of the farm, but got lost in the gobble degook
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    You need good quality Cams – that’s a must.
    You need to learn the rigmarole and tricks and tips.
    For example - when the battery bank goes flat (if you not change before it goes completely flat) you need to reload the profile data via Computer again.
    But - once you learn the ropes - they are amazing - great for security - and fun for Game - hunting success can be improved many X - with these "if" you have the right property and full control over it etc

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    1 :0
    2 :NO
    3 :5/10
    4 :NO
    5 :STARTED ALREADY
    6 :4 Above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PillowDribbler View Post
    1 :0
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    3 :5/10
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    5 :STARTED ALREADY
    6 :4 Above.
    Sorry - you FAILED !!!
    Back of Classroom with ya

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    Sarvo uses GPRS which sends data via email, much cheaper option but it appears to be hard on battery life?.GPRS wasnt around when I started so Im still getting pxts sent. I have 2 MMS capable cams, an older ltl Acorn 6210mms and a not so old 5310WMG . They work on the Vodafone network and need 3 bars, you can get booster aerials. I find the ltl acorns pretty easy to set up. The programming data is set on a root file on the SD card so its there untill you erase it, dosnt vanish when the batts go flat or you need to change them. Pxt cost is standard 50c. Setting the camera up to minimize false triggers is a learning curve, setting the sensitivity to low or medium is a good start. Quite a few options out there now,Iv stuck with the acorns as they were the only mms option years ago. The 2nd 6210 is 4+ years old , has been in the bush the whole time and has clocked a year on 12 AA lithiums. Ill definatly look at GPRS for my next cam though.
    This guy has some good info
    Ron Bury's Wildlife
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    and the guidance of wise men” Sir Douglas Bader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    Sarvo uses GPRS which sends data via email, much cheaper option but it appears to be hard on battery life?.GPRS wasnt around when I started so Im still getting pxts sent. I have 2 MMS capable cams, an older ltl Acorn 6210mms and a not so old 5310WMG . They work on the Vodafone network and need 3 bars, you can get booster aerials. I find the ltl acorns pretty easy to set up. The programming data is set on a root file on the SD card so its there untill you erase it, dosnt vanish when the batts go flat or you need to change them. Pxt cost is standard 50c. Setting the camera up to minimize false triggers is a learning curve, setting the sensitivity to low or medium is a good start. Quite a few options out there now,Iv stuck with the acorns as they were the only mms option years ago. The 2nd 6210 is 4+ years old , has been in the bush the whole time and has clocked a year on 12 AA lithiums. Ill definatly look at GPRS for my next cam though.
    This guy has some good info
    Ron Bury's Wildlife
    Yes - down side of GPRS and SMS command option is poor battery life.
    I am changing to this
    6v 12ah Gels with auxiliary lead hooked into Camera - will add on a mini Solar panel in places that can hide it
    So - will see - but if it works as I think it will - should cut the battery cost completely to zero ??

 

 

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