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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:08 pm 
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Hello, my name is Chad and a big fan of these pic's I have been seeing from some of these builds. Just in awe of the quality. I had a cheap store bought get stolen off private property a few years ago and thought those were good pic's. Not even close. I have lived in Colorado since birth a half century ago. Damn ,I am old! I want to learn to build a few of my own and set up and get some great advice from all you Pro's. Any advice for a novice will always be greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Chad


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 5:26 pm 
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Welcome to the forum Chad. A lot of good people on here, don't be afraid to ask questions

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You came to the right place. Wealth of knowledge on here. Many ways to go about this and once u start u will be addicted. No wrong question. Many of us started here and experience abounds. Many ways to get that first build under your belt and some suggestions are coming forth already .... Great hobby and yes u r correct... The pictures are amazing that's why I got into it also.


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Welcome to the forum…start with one of the Sonys and a kit from Johnny…you can make more intricate cams after experience sets in…you of course need a place to trap so scouting is important. Use Python locking cables to keep them safe...Commercial cams are OK but home-brews have better quality pics plus the pride of building your own trail cam…addiction is a problem once you get some nice wildlife images…good luck..

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Welcome to Camtrapper Chad

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:46 pm 
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I was checking on Johnny's kits today via the Link provided. Very interesting stuff. I was wondering which batteries ( What size and Make) last longer and it looks like you need either AA or other batteries to run the board and trigger and whatever your camera will take. You can make your board run off either if you install the right one? So what are the advantages of a 1020 over a 1040 since they seem to be close to the same price. Is it just a little larger , one can install different styles? :thanks Chad


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:31 pm 
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The s600 is the only camera that can be done in the 1040 as a kit. The larger case will accommodate the Bigfoot board with 4-aa batteries for camera external power which won't fit in the smaller 1020 case or you can use the ssII control board and there's room for d cell camera externals. The ssii 1020 kits have 4-aa batteries for camera externals. The different boards use different type batteries. The ssii uses a 3.6V lithium battery that sits on the board. the LCD sniper uses a 9v battery and the Bigfoot uses 3-aa batteries that sit on the board as well.

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 3:18 pm 
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Which of the 1020 boards will have longer battery life? I know that is a loaded question because of all the variables, but if all 3 were in the same environment and took the same amount of shots, which would you recommend? :thanks Chad


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:29 pm 
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That's an easy question because only the ssii fits in the 1020. The battery will last a year at least in my experience.

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