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  1. I purchased the Sansonic version and am very impressed with it. I did a bunch of power/range tests with it after I got it. For now I have it fine tuned it to give me just the right amount of range for the display, nothing more, and it has great clarity. I also did a FULL power test just to see how far I could hit it. I could still clearly hear my transmission that day about five miles away. (your results may be different) It almost scared me how far it transmitted.
  2. https://youtu.be/HylCcZ7bN7Y At 1:30 you can see my deer, ducks and boat with penguins.
  3. I mirror that too. Up until this past year I had no picture or video of ME. No one in my town would know who I was or what I did for Christmas with the exception of my friends and family. I always get a thrill when I overhear someone's conversation about my house with me standing right there and them not knowing what my connection was! So to address those other comments, No, I don't do it to get attention. Hell, If I wanted attention, I wouldn't have turned down the Christmas Light Fight for the first year.
  4. It was my switch to pixel roof and mini-trees. I wish I has a place for a virtual santa too. I've had people ask me if I was considering it, just no good place to put him...
  5. This was the SECOND year I almost had two drivers get into a fight while parked in front of my house due to one parking right in front of the house. I'm afraid that if I put cones out that they would just start parking further out into the street. (shaking head) People!
  6. I know that at least Three of the other animated displays in my town were because of me. I can remember spending at least two to three hours with each person walking over the display and showing them the computer program and how it works. (Though I'm not their wives best friend....lol) I know that when I get a knock on my door while the show is running that I'm in for a couple hour visit, wife just accepts it now. "Grab your jacket!"
  7. did you put the controller together yourself? Handy with a soldering iron? Either contact LOR or resolder the contacts for that channel again.
  8. This song was the hardest one for me to sequence by far becase of the changing beats. I can send you mine. just send me a PM with your email.
  9. crackchecker

    I give-

    I used to work for a Gold Mine up in the Red Mountain area. I like the ability to just walk out 100 yards from the road and listen to the quiet.
  10. Ok, lets try this again.... LOR has dumped my last two comments here.... I have done what you are thinking in the past and plan to do the same again this year! Your best bet is to make a musical sequence with your "buffer" music and work your static lights into that. I have even go so far as to add voiceovers into the music to let people know info I want them to know. This year I'm going to be using the Disneyland Mainstreet christmas loop (edited down from 45 miniutes) and add my info about when the next show will start. THIS will be me giving viewers a chance for pictures, get parked, etc... I even do a pre-show that runs for about a half hour. This is the time of day when the sun is not quite set yet but people are off work and driving by.
  11. What are you using to fasten them up? For my superstring roofline I use the plastic shingle clips sold at any store during the season and It has worked for years now.
  12. just be warned. when it gets cold, they wont want o slide.
  13. to do the sleeve arch you need to use 1" well pipe over 1/2" grey.
  14. Fades!!! Also...Put your mini trees in a row so you can run them back and forth.
  15. What does your show consist of??? If/When you start to get into RGB than you have to have a better computer then too... ( I had to update to a better computer last year when my RGB consumption went up and the old computer could not handle it)
  16. I have always used rebar and only rebar. Have never had any trouble with the huge winds we have.
  17. how do you keep it from blowing away? AND can you still open the garage door with it on it?
  18. - Cars lined up down the street & someone in an RV/VAN/Bus pulls around the line and in front of my show, blocking all of the cars. Folks, please keep all large vehicles on the opposite side of the street to keep from blocking the display for others. On two separate occations I've had large vehicles stop right in front of ME while I was videoing the show after hours. (1:00am) I've also had to stop an argument one time due to someone stopping right in front of the house in front of everybody else. ( I actually killed the show for the rest of the night)
  19. George, have you ever filmed this? I would love to see just a snip of what you do... I'm going to do something like this, this year...
  20. I have a local fellow sequencer/display friend who likes to run only Sandevices, where as I like my J1sys controllers only. It's just a matter of what you feel more comfortable with.
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