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  1. I went a bought this FM radio transmitter years ago. It goes from 0-15 watts. So distance is no problem. They give you different antenna lengths, so you can pick the correct length for what frequency you will be using. https://m.ebay.com/itm/CZE-15B-FM-Transmitter-Broadcast-Radio-Station-0W-15W-w-Adapter-Antenna-US/172837095331?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20161006002618%26meid%3D088b3c11a31d47e0b4cfebc195601b1a%26pid%3D100694%26rk%3D11%26rkt%3D30%26sd%3D182812443257&_trksid=p2385738.c100694.m4598
  2. Yes, I am living in the house I grow up in most of my life. We moved Delaware 1969 . All threw the 70's . The front door was never locked. With 4 kids running in and out it would have been pointless. Now it's locked. I started into this 3 years ago. This is my forth year. First year I just had the talking santa. I had that in back yard behind the fence. Next year I put it on the ground outside the fence and put up 4 singing trees. I heard talking outside and then a noise. I looked out the window it was two older teens drop kicking santa. I ran after them, but being 55 years old I couldn't run as fast like I was a teenager. Last year I added the Megatree. Put that in the back yard on 20' pole. Didn't have time to do the arches. This year added the dancin santa and the guitar playing snowman. Looks like I might nit have time to do the arches again. Since I have to try to ad in the snowman and dancin santa into my sequence programs I have already. Also bought C-9 bulbs to add to fence outline and house. I have to solder ends on all of them and I hope this week to hook up the mega tree and hope all the lights work. Looks like alot of people had problems with there lights working this year.
  3. If you don't have them. Flickering light bulb would give it a cool effect. Do a search " flickering light bulb ". Do it on youtube and watch videos to see what kind you like best. Wal-Mart flickering light
  4. Just use a meter. Find the problem with in 10 minutes. Check for input voltage. Then check for voltage at socket. Then you check voltage at input of candle. I seen a web site that sold light bulbs that flicker. Not sure if they had them in a normal light bulb.
  5. My concern is. It only takes one bad apple ro ruin the fun. Some punk seeing the box during the daytime. He might not know what it is. But, decides to steal it to get some cash. I would like to try to hid them. I do keep most of them in the back yard behind the fence. Wasn't sure someone found a activity seen that would help hide them.
  6. I am just wondering how everybody is hiding there boxes . I really don't feel like building them. Did anybody find any kind of decoration I can buy to would blend in.
  7. I used PixNode Strip(tm) - 12mm RGB Node Node Mounting Strips for Pixel MegaTrees. I just tywrapped them on. Still isn't perfect. But I am already to switch to bullets. Since the tree is 20 feet. One strip isn't long enough. So had to add another strip. Then I staked them into the ground. Get them on holidaycoro
  8. I have two 10' sections of black pipe. Going up 20' is to much for fence pipe. I had four 18" stakes and I used rope for guide wire. This year I am using wire. The rope kept stretching. We had so much rain and high winds last December . The ground got soft and the ground stakes pulled right out of the ground. The tree fell 2 times. This year I am going to cement a pole in the ground. So if you think the tree going to be in the same spot. I would cement one in. Put it under the grass level and put a pipe cap on it for off season. I still might have to put cement in to hold the guide wires. I also used holidaycoro. The pixel strips are 16' 6" long with 50 pixels per strip. The extra 4' was good for me because I have 3' - 4' bushes along my backyard fence. So you can't see the bottom of the tree from a distance. I seen alot of people complaining that there pixel didn't work right this year after putting them away for the summer. I have my fingers crossed. I did buy bullets to do a matrix this year. If worse comes. I will use the bullets for the mega tree.
  9. If you have holidaycoro 4 pin. Buy here. http://www.holidaycoro.com/Waterproof-Cable-Pigtails-4-Core-s/1939.htm
  10. Cheap Meteor Shower see what I bought. When they worked. It looked great. Neighbors all loved them. But didn't take long before they had problems. I liked the ones that where different colors. Won't buy them again.
  11. Mine broke first season. They sent new ones and they broke before Christmas. They used speaker wire to connect them. Bad connection and water got inside from what I can see. They are all made in China.
  12. My cheap ones I got at Wal-Mart for under $1. They seem to be ok. I used Sylvania not sure if they where stau-lit ones. I used them on my talking Santa. This would be the third season.
  13. I used 10 foot 2x4 screwed to the side. I tywrapped the 2x4 to the back yard fence. I have 4 foot bushes in front of fence. So I had to get them high enough over the bushes. We had 40-50 mph winds and the tywrappes held.
  14. Something to think about. Plan next years project now. It's cheaper to buy lights after holiday. Get the 50% - 90% discount.
  15. I have to check when I get home. I thought there was a 240-110 switch on the power supply. https://reprapchampion.com/products/12v-dc-30a-360w-power-supply-reprap-3d-printer-led-strip-light-cnc-robtoics?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant=8082774147&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvrSw0Y2b1wIVgh-GCh1RXwflEAQYByABEgKeqfD_BwE
  16. OK, I have Dayo, monster mash, Adams family sequences. I need more. I have the 4 sing monster. That's fine if your sequence only that, But this year I added the Skeleton Guitar player and drummer and tomb stones. I will also be looking for regular songs to play between Halloween and Christmas. Richard365@yahoo.com Thanks for any help..
  17. http://www.planetchristmas.com/index.php?/forums/topic/8736-fm-transmitter-not-going-the-distance/ three things to clean up the signal and extend the distance: (1) Adjust the power setting - R25 on the board to the maximum setting. I think it's clockwise. (2) Mount the transmitter as close to the people receiving the signal and as high as possible. (3) Adjust the left and right volume setting - I think they are R26 and R27. Start with these set midway. I found that one problem I was having was distortion from having the volumes set too high. I was able to eventually get 200' of good signal from the unit using the supplied rigid antenna.
  18. I bought mine off ebay. At full power good for over 5 miles. Lol.
  19. I see they have a clearance sale on them. So guessing they are getting rid of the old. Stocking with new. What did holidaycoro have to say. I haven't powered mine up yet. I just got the mega tree last year. So I guess I better check mine out. I did buy nodes for a matrax. Guess I might have to use them for the mega tree if mine are not working.
  20. I have 2 questions. First question I bought 4" and 8" spacing C9 bulbs. I bought one for the top of yard fence ( 3' ) high and the other for the roof on a 2 story house. I want to be 100% sure my memory is correct. I think I bought the 4" spacing for the fence and the 8" spacing for the roof. Is my memory correct? Second question for some reason I bought Pixel RGB LED Rectangle Module. Either I made a mistake when i order them or I bought them for some reason and can't remember. I bought them in April on sale and they got delivered in August. I have 6 of 20 count smart with 6" spacing. What can I use them for? I seen how to make spot lights out of them. I already have spot lights. There any projects that can use them, like candy canes, trees stars??
  21. Trying to do a song now, any video show you how to make it work. If you can send me also, if you have others. I have 4 trees, 4 monsters, skeleton drummer, skeleton guitar player, Singing santa guitar player, the big american flag. Richard365@yahoo.com
  22. Just run cat5 from one controller to the next.
  23. I bought a spool of cat5 outdoor cable. Made my lenghs as needed.
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