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TXBRASS 05-07-2021 12:32 AM

Solar powered and antenna boosted game cam setup
 
Trying to both boost reception to my cellular game cam as well as keep it powered with the sun so it can go a month or so without me actually going to swap batteries. Decided to do a pole mount so I can get a 10’ antenna and a moveable base. Began with an old tire, some cement, and conduit.

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Welded a nut to the conduit so I can use a bolt as a set screw to hold the pole tight as well as some scrap to the bottom of the pipe so I could set it in the cement.

Travis Deveney 05-07-2021 03:43 PM

Looks like it should work.

TXBRASS 05-07-2021 09:25 PM

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3ChordTruth 05-07-2021 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by TXBRASS (Post 15606142)
Trying to both boost reception to my cellular game cam as well as keep it powered with the sun so it can go a month or so without me actually going to swap batteries. Decided to do a pole mount so I can get a 10’ antenna and a moveable base. Began with an old tire, some cement, and conduit.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...08f51173f4.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...41cb21cae4.jpg


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Welded a nut to the conduit so I can use a bolt as a set screw to hold the pole tight as well as some scrap to the bottom of the pipe so I could set it in the cement.


Nice idea and build, let us know how it works, good luck.

TXBRASS 05-08-2021 04:02 PM

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TXBRASS 05-09-2021 07:25 PM

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TXBRASS 05-09-2021 09:53 PM

If that antenna doesn’t work, I have this mega directional.... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...07ba3cc6c2.jpg


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Roscoe 05-09-2021 11:08 PM

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If that antenna doesn’t work, I have this mega directional.... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...07ba3cc6c2.jpg


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Is that a directional or omnidirectional antenna?


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TXBRASS 05-10-2021 07:30 AM

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Is that a directional or omnidirectional antenna?


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Directional


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Roscoe 05-10-2021 09:16 AM

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Directional


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[emoji106] That ought to be your best bet then.


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TXBRASS 05-16-2021 09:54 PM

Well.... I’ve got to give respect to my neighbor. This is a ZERO RECEPTION “no service” valley and we went and put out the camera today and it is pulling FULL BARS with the small black antenna. I’ve never seen one of these cameras show full bars, but this one is and is doing it where there is no reception. Absolutely amazed and completely happy!!!


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TXBRASS 05-16-2021 09:54 PM

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texan4ut 05-23-2021 01:07 PM

Funny I have the same antenna plus a coupe of others I have tried. 10 feet up and no difference with a Covert or Spypoint Camera from the stock antenna. Go figure.


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