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outers vice release question.

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  1. grunt

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    Club has Outers wireless voice release setup. We have had times when we cant get any release on the call. We have checked battery's most are around 8 volts. We can move mikes closer to the trap (around 6 ft) and we can get a target when called. Checked voltage at the receiver and get the right voltage. Have removed foam from the mikes and every thing looks ok. Any input would be helpful..
     
  2. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    the PC board may be bad. Outers replaced one for us before they sold the branch to another company. buy a new board inside the box in the trap house. takes about 5 minutes to replace it. forgot the name of the company that bought outers. someplace in the south that does sporting clays. SECOND. Loosen all the connections and make sure they are clean lube them and re tighten. you can clean the connections with alcohol or electrical contact cleaner--be sparing. especially the antenna wire that hangs outside the trap house. use dielectric grease on the connections--get it at radio shack or auto parts store. a little dab will do ya. replace board after checking all the connections. they did have an upgrade that they don't tell you about. probably about 200 dollars for the board. they used to have a rebuilt board but you might spring for a new one rather then a repaired one. the cost was not that much different. motordoc
     
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    Try running the antenna out of the mouth of the trap house. Some houses with rebar and other metals in the walls will experience interference with the signal.

    Ed
     
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    We have Outer's and you have to have a clear line to the antenna, from the transmitters, which includes tall grass.

    You can also get your transmitters tuned or replaced for more or less sensitivity.
     
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    We, Manheim Sportsmen's Association have had Outers for four years+. Actually I couldn't find the date we installed them. The following tips may help you.


    1. If your antenna is not mounted on the OUTSIDE rear of the trap house, move it there. You may need to get coaxial cable with the correct ends for plugging into the antenna/control box form your Outers supplier. Also, you will need to fabricate a mounting bracket.

    As Ed has stated; any metallic building/construction items will impede the RF signal.


    2. Monitor the batteries weekly, if below 8 volts replace them.


    3. Instruct your shooters to DRAW OUT there calls. Outers do not always respond to a quick chirp call.


    4. I am sure you are aware of the 5 channel capability of the Outers. Make sure your microphone/transmitters and the control box in the trap house are on the same channel.


    Frank
     
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    I might add, the one problem we have with Outers is phantom targets (release of targets that the shooter did not call for).

    We have tried every trick, invention to eliminate the unwanted targets. Our trap fields are close together and GUN FIRE from the adjacent trap, sometimes, will release a target on the adjacent trap.

    Other than this problem our Outers are working OK.

    Frank
     
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    Interested in the transmitter tuning. How is it done and who will do it.? Thanks for everyones input it helps. Dave
     
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