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    Was an Engineer, now retired

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    Christmas followed closely by Halloween

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  1. Thanks Nick, it's very much appreciated.
  2. If anyone is sharing any patriotic sequences I'd appreciate a copy. I've never done a show for the fourth and am in a rush to to get it created. You can send it to dglass4321@aol.com. A huge thanks for any help you can offer!
  3. Yeah, I stayed out late on Wednesday hoping to finish but found two strings that weren't working (brand new, right out of the box) and decided to wait until Yesterday to replace them. Big mistake! I was out in the rain stringing lights! But my show started on time. Because of the rain I couldn't do a whole system test and discovered other strings that aren't working and a couple of mis-assigned circuits so today I try to sort out the problems but so far, it is clear.
  4. Yeah, I noticed this also. I had a white string go out on my mega tree and when I replaced it, I was about 18" short! I had to add another string and double it back into the string to make up the for the shortage. I haven't looked at it at night but I'm hoping it isn't too noticeable.
  5. I have an old laptop computer that is dedicated to my light show. It is located in our bedroom on the second floor, it faces the street and has a deck. The speakers are on the deck. My eleven controllers are down at street level located nearest the props they control. I have them in three locations mounted on racks I built. One is on the other side of the driveway. I run the cat5 cable overhead wired to a braided wire strung from a deck rail to a tree on that side of the driveway. What gets dicey for me is all the extension cords; there are hundreds of them. I’ve created a couple of cord bundles for the windows that work pretty well but I’m thinking about building new ones from STP wire and vampire plugs/outlets. I’m making a light tunnel this year with 96 strings of light on 48 circuits. I decided to make cord bundles for it, they were easy to make and seem a little more organized than the massive pile of cords strung out around my other props. Anyone have any ideas on this?
  6. James, thanks you for sharing your sequences. I'd like copy please dglass4321@aol.com
  7. Could you please send me a copy? dglass4321@aol.com Thanks for sharing
  8. If it is still available, I'd like a copy. Thanks for sharing. dglass4321@aol.com
  9. James, would you please send me a copy also? Thanks dglass4321@aol.com
  10. Are the female plugs the pass through type or are they the kind that can only be used at the end of the wire? I need to order a whole bunch of the pass through type and don't want to get stuck with something I can't use. Sorry I found my answer. Can't seem to be able to delete the post.
  11. Do an internet search on 'free LOR (or spelled out) sequences' and you will get a wealth of information. A few below. Some even include the music in the zip file. https://onedrive.live.com/?id=12DA06131DAB505A%21106&cid=12DA06131DAB505A http://christmasoutloud.com/sequences/ChristmasOutLoud/2013/ http://highcountrylights.com/links/free-sequences.html
  12. No, we are just doing LED lights that LOR is now calling "Classic Lights"! Thanks to everyone for your input.
  13. Yes, once you put it that way I do understand it isn't feasible. Basically what he had in mind is below. What he has been doing is cutting and pasting my 1-2, 1-3 & 1-4 up to his 1-1. He is just going to have to be patient.
  14. My brother decided to bite the bullet and bought controllers at the last sale. I gave him all my sequences and he has started to edit them to suit his configuration. The problem is that I have twice the number of channels that he has. He has been patiently cutting and pasting. Last night he called me and asked me if he couldn't just assign the same channel twice in a sequence. I honestly didn't know of any reason why this couldn't be done but before I give him bad information, I thought I'd better ask. Is this possible or does it lead to problems?
  15. I've started to dismantle my system so there is little testing I can do at this point. I've kept out my small trees and one of the two controllers that are the worst offenders. I've been in communication with LOR help desk and they have not been able to provide any solution. They want me to send them the controllers to see what their techs can find. This was my communication with the help desk on January 3: Thanks for all the help with this but I'm not getting anywhere with it. Here is a summary of what I've done:Replaced all cat5e cables with new ones.Examines all RJ-45 jacks and found nothing that looked out of the ordinary.Yesterday before I started to disassemble my system I decided to do a few tests to see what would happen. The circuits that are the most obvious are out of units 2 and 4 . I reassigned the unit's IDs making unit 1 unit 2, unit 2 unit 1, unit 4 unit 3 and unit 3 unit 4. I repluged all the lights into the appropriate plugs for the circuit. Then I did a refresh of the comm. It found all 8 units. I tried the sequence and the results were unchanged and identical to what I had originally had. The next test I did was completely disconnect all the cat5 cables to go directly from the USB485 to unit 4 and ran the sequence. The problem was still there. I did the same thing for unit 2. The problem was still there. But there was one thing I found very interesting and that was when I refreshed the comm for the unit 2 test, it found an unidentified object and was showing I had 32 channels. So I told it to turn all the lights on to see what the extra lights could be (this is really impossible since there was no longer any units daisy chained together.) and only one channel out of the 32 came on. In theory at least 16 channels should have come on. Please keep in mind that I completely changed out the laptop running the show so I can't see it being a USB port problem or a software issue because the results were unchanged between the two computers. I have not put the units away yet but can't see further inspection or testing would result in uncovering the problem since changing out the units resulted in the same issue. I can't help but think the USB485 has to be the culprit. The help desk suggested reloading the software which I did. I had been running v4.3.14 now I'm running v4.3.26. This was my January 6 reply: Well, as you say, no joy. The worst sequence behaved just as it had with the old software. And I noticed that at another spot in the sequence it was behaving as it should for my arches which are controlled by unit 4, the other worst offender. Again the comm refresh found two units even though only one unit is even plugged in let alone daisy chained. It identified the following units:Unit 02 - Unknown Device ??? (see attachment) and Unit 03 - Boot Loader CCF I did the all lights on test and at least it did turn on all the circuits on, I know it is not the sequence. Or at least I don't think it can be. I don't think I mentioned it but one night I completed recreated the sequence with two side by side computers one with the old sequence to act as a road map and the other computer as the blank canvas. I didn't use any templates. The only thing they had in common was the music and the software. The new sequence behaved just like the old one which by the way did perform exactly as it should the first night I loaded it. It wasn't until the next night that it started going wonky. I have attachment what I sent. So I am going to send one of the units back to see if it has some internal problem that I don't have any method of detection. Thanks for everyone's support.
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