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External antenna for CVR wireless voice releases?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by skeet_man, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    I just installed a CVR wireless voice release on the trap field at the club last weekend. Tried installing the receiver inside the traphouse, and that didn't work very well (not all the transmitters were detecting the receiver). Ended up having to set the receiver by the side of the house, then it worked perfectly.

    Given the winters we have up here, it doesn't give me warm fuzzies either attaching it externally to the house (unless we can devise some sort of weatherproof and blastproof housing), or bring it out and setting it on the ground every time someone wants to use the system (in the snow/rain/sun).

    Is there any way to attach an external antenna, so just the antenna can be on the outside of the house, and the actual receiver unit can remain inside?
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    We don't get enough snow here in Ga. to worry about but the ones at the club I belong to are mounted in a clear plastic sleeve (box) probably right from CVR on the back of the traphouse no major problems so far. Ross Puls
     
  3. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    You should have received blast proof lexan exterior holders with the CVR wireless sets? If you did not, call your dealer and ask for them! They will take a Nitro 27 7 1/2 from the 16 yard line...I tried it!

    Bob Schultz 800-684-6329
     
  4. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Bob- We did receive one with the package (it was actually purchased by one of our members through you). Good to know on the durability, didn't seem like it'd be strong enough to handle a blast by itself (didn't realize it was lexan, I thought it was regular plexiglass). Do you think the receiver unit is weatherproof enough that it won't need any additional weatherproofing (in other words, will it be safe from rain/snow/heat/cold)?
     
  5. mixer

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    We have 4 wireless CVR units and everything comes inside the club house after a shoot. Only the gray relay units stay in the trap house.

    Eric
     
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    We do the same as mixer except that the transceiver attached to the relay box is stored inside the trap house when not in use.

    BTW skeet man, the trap house transceiver has a directional antenna inside, so be sure the correct side is facing the shooters.
     
  7. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    ZZt,

    We tried that a couple of times but no one looked to see what set goes where. By keeping the transceiver with the mics we can put any set on any field.

    Eric
     
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    As for lexan cover it will take ONE blast...Dont know if it will take two :) Another thing is to be sure and keep your transcievers the same height as your reciever and be sure they are pointed AT the reciever.
     
  9. washandwear

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    Hi

    Ours attached to the backside outside trap house facing shooting pads. Remain outside all winter and summer. Located west central WI. No problems.

    Regards
     
  10. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Why not mount thr CVR reciever to the inside rear wall and drill a small 1/8th inch hole in that back wall and stick the outside antennae thru the hole.

    Gary Bryant
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  11. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Gary- That was my thought exactly, unfortunately it doesn't appear that there's any way to attach an auxiliary antenna to the receiver.
     
  12. kyskeet

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    We mounted a 15"x15" plastic electrical junction box on the back of the house outside and facing the shooters, then mounted the CVR inside it. Works great protected from weathe and shot. Dont know what a direct full load blast work do to it but it has been hit with multiple stray shot without damage.
     
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