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Old 01-21-2020, 01:19 AM   #1
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What wireless camera do you recommend? Have one now, not sure I like it because it runs out of batteries whenever it gets cold.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:35 AM   #2
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Spartan or Covert. DONE
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:45 AM   #3
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What wireless camera do you recommend? Have one now, not sure I like it because it runs out of batteries whenever it gets cold.
try lithium batteries
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:59 AM   #4
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We use Covert with rechargeable batteries and solar panels. Have had some last 2+ years without messing with them. Have had some cows chew the antennas off. I probably got 30 pictures from Coahuila Mexico this morning.
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:23 PM   #5
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Old 01-21-2020, 11:12 PM   #6
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try lithium batteries
It ate those too
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:26 PM   #7
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You can purchase Spartan cameras herehttps://thehuntersightstore.com

I believe free shipping on orders over $100

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Old 01-30-2020, 07:28 PM   #8
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Solar panels and rechargeable batteries are the only way to go.
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:29 PM   #9
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Was the search function removed from this site?!?
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:35 AM   #10
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Solar panels and rechargeable batteries are the only way to go.
Can only use those with Coverts. Spartans take regular AA's
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Old 01-31-2020, 11:44 AM   #11
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Can only use those with Coverts. Spartans take regular AA's
No rechargeable AA's and a solar panel?
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Old 01-31-2020, 01:44 PM   #12
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Bushnell work great and send pic right away but they are 20-30 a camera a MONTH. we also have cuddeback which are solid but dont send pics instantly. might me a problem on our end... dont know...
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Old 01-31-2020, 04:04 PM   #13
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No rechargeable AA's and a solar panel?
Not on their regular 4g or LTE cameras.
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Old 02-01-2020, 09:41 AM   #14
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Spartan or Covert. DONE
this. love my spartan
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Old 02-02-2020, 01:52 PM   #15
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For some reason I cannot edit my initial post above so here is the update for those shopping for a Spartan Camera

Free Shipping on orders over $75 dollars
10% off entire purchase if enter coupon code 'THS10' at checkout

https://thehuntersightstore.com
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Old 02-02-2020, 04:44 PM   #16
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Not on their regular 4g or LTE cameras.

On everything prior to the 4GLTE Spartan Ghost model released late last year, you could not direct connect a solar panel to camera. You could run any type of AA battery in the camera. You could also direct connect an external battery to the camera and use a solar panel to charge the external.

The Ghost version will run with or without AAís in the camera. To do so you use a direct connect solar panel. There is an internal lithium battery in the camera that the solar panel keeps charged. Iíve been running a Ghost in my feeder pen since June with nothing but a solar recharging the internal lithium. Itís taken 9000+ pics & videos and Iíve not had to mess with it at all:




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Old 02-02-2020, 11:22 PM   #17
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Spartan hands down, lithium batteries last quite a while.
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Old 02-03-2020, 05:59 PM   #18
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Covert with rechargeable batteries and solar panel. Build the 1/4Ē wing nut assembly from the hardware store. Set a t post. Drill and set the wing nuts. Drill and place solar panel above.

2 out of the 3 have been running since August with no problem. The one that went down the rechargeable batteries went bad.

I would honestly stay with covert. We also run 40+ cameras on our east texas lease on one plan. They have problems from time to time but their customer service has always made up for it.


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Old 02-04-2020, 10:22 AM   #19
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Big freaky bucks like getting photographed by Spartan cameras.








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Old 02-05-2020, 12:20 PM   #20
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On everything prior to the 4GLTE Spartan Ghost model released late last year, you could not direct connect a solar panel to camera. You could run any type of AA battery in the camera. You could also direct connect an external battery to the camera and use a solar panel to charge the external.

The Ghost version will run with or without AAís in the camera. To do so you use a direct connect solar panel. There is an internal lithium battery in the camera that the solar panel keeps charged. Iíve been running a Ghost in my feeder pen since June with nothing but a solar recharging the internal lithium. Itís taken 9000+ pics & videos and Iíve not had to mess with it at all:




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I love that. May have to look at that next year when prices come down. I have enough spartan LTE models now
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:13 AM   #21
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Spartan go cam
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:04 PM   #22
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I will beat any price on new Spartan cameras for sale. I would love to help Texasbowhunter members get the best price on a great camera.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:09 PM   #23
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:14 PM   #24
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I am a dealer for Snyper Cameras. I have had good luck with them.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:22 PM   #25
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Tshelly Love those Covert pics.

Your hardware store T Post Mount is great... IF... you never have issues with animals bumping them like deer or pigs or cows. I developed T-Mateģ to address that situation.
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:00 PM   #26
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:00 PM   #27
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I was looking at the spartan cams and curious as to what data plan people get in terms of Gbs

https://spartancamera.com/i/data-plans

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Old 02-17-2020, 04:09 PM   #28
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I have 4 spypoint and have be very happy with them. Use lithium batteries or battery pack. Have 2 cams with almost full batteries (from last year and this season) have yet to replace batteries. Only downside is if you want VDO...spypoint link won't do( on link cam) . But I am only want pics anyway. In 3rd pic camera catches deer I dropped on cam. Price is good for the camera (just be sure you get right camera for your cellphone service).

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