We are considering the possibility of installing a voice call on one of our traps. Could you guys offer any suggestions as to the best brand of wireless set up to use. Your help is much appreciated. Thanks Brian.
We have a new set of canterberry wireless for our trap filed and it is a joy to use. Be sure to put extra weight on the stands if it is windy where you shoot. Five pounds of prevention will save a lot of problems later. Good Luck
I also have a wireless ClayDelay set for skeet field use. I have been very happy with it also.
If you have more than one trap I would not get Outers. We have two sets, they work great except for phantom targets. (phantom targets = unwanted release of targets because of gun fire from adjacent trap). This happens quite frequently when running two traps. We must turn the system off and go manual.
We tried every "gimmick" we could thing of, nothing resolved the problem of phantom targets.
Was shooting at another local club last Saturday, same problem, phantom targets. They also have Outers.
the harry koch trap field in omaha ne. has 3 near new sets of cantebury wireless forsale--i think $1300 each--they went to a new style w/ lapel mics and target management system--these are well worth the $--oh and yes , go to walmart and buy the 5# weights for each stand
ERADS work well but they have a lot of buttons that must be pushed in the correct order. This seems to be more complicated than most shooters can handle. The ERADS require one person on the line who understands the ERAD system and can push the buttons in the correct sequence to get them working. They are also very sensitive to moisture. The fine NC club mentioned above solved this problem by placing the units in plastic envelopes with a small ventilation hole in the bottom.
My club uses the wireless Canterbury system. This works well if the transmitter on the speaker stand can get its signal to the receiver on the side of the house without interference from the concrete block of the house. It seems that we go through a lot of batteries when it is very hot or very cold.
I actually like both the ERAD and the Canterbury systems but just be aware that both can have unique problems. Both are good but neither is perfect.
I've found that discarded cast iron weights from a Marcy "Universal Gym" machine are useful to windproof voice release microphones. It's as if they were made for that purpose. They keep them from blowing over in the strongest of winds.
Thanks alot for the quick responses, it's much appreciated. We are a small club, (4 traps, 1 skeet field) and plan to start with one trap and then possibly expand from there. Do most of the manufacturers build units for trap and skeet models as I think it would be handy for us to have a unit on our skeet machines as well. Thanks. Brian