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About crawdad

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  • Birthday 04/17/1963

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    When I was little I got my first Lionel train one Christmas morning. Fifty years later, it's still fresh in my mind.
  • Location
    Huntington, WV
  • Biography
    Married, one adult daughter.
  • Interests
    Gardening, sports, Christmas lights.
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  • About my display
    Lots of lights, mostly LED. Two RGB controllers.

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  1. Thanks for the tips. It is mostly the same as it has been for the last two or three years. One change is that I had two controllers repaired that I haven't used for a few years. I had been using ones that were borrowed. It is possible that they are running an older version of the software. I am using S4. The programming is clean as far as stray timing blocks filled in. Not sure if it could be a software issue with the older controllers but I may try to research whether that could be the problem.
  2. Hi all. I have my lights up and ready to go. I have connected all the controllers (10 regular + 2 RGB) to the lights and have power and cat5 cables to them. When I run my show, there are things in the display that randomly flash when they aren't supposed to. Also, some of the RGB items light up but in the wrong color. I'm not sure if the two are related or not but it seems like quite a coincidence. I've replaced a defective cable and ran the cat5's in different orders but no luck. Anyone have any ideas what might be causing this? Thanks in advance for any advice that you can offer.
  3. When I used that system with the FM transmitter, I used a splitter for the output on the ipod and run one to the Gemmy controller and the other to an FM transmitter. It actually worked pretty well.
  4. That link isn't working. I am in the Huntington area. Were are you located?
  5. I got mine up and running this evening. Anyone else out there in WV having a display this year?
  6. I have this one for sale. It is two inches short of nine feet long.
  7. I know of one other in the Huntington area. I'm sure there are a few others around the state. The rain killed my display this weekend. Should be good to go after Monday.
  8. I figured this by lying my bottom ring on the ground and running a string or rope around it, then stretched out the string and measured it in inches. Then I divided the length of rope by the number of light strings that will be attached. You can also figure the circumfrence of the circle by multiplying the diameter of the circle by pi, then dividing by the number of light strings. in your example the diameter of 6 feet is 72 inches. 72 x 3.14 (pi) = 226.08. Round this off to 226 inches then divide by 24 (light strings). 226/24=9.41. Therefore each string should be between 9.25 and 9.5 inch
  9. LOR is what I am familiar with. I have 128 channels and really don't know anything else.
  10. This will be my third year with LOR. I am in the Huntington area. Is anyone else doing LOR in WV?
  11. crawdad

    Green Lights

    Home Depot had green last year also.
  12. If you decide to go with the dog tether method you might want to check a Dollar Tree store if you have one near you. I found them this summer in WV and bought ten of them to use this year.
  13. Thanks Jeremy. I have 75 channels running right now. I have a tune to sign and a variation of a Holdman star that I hope to have out by Sunday or Monday that will take four more. I have one bad channel on one of my controllers. I'll be happy to help when you get started. Just let me know. Bob
  14. I am off the 5th Street exit, south toward Lavalette about 1/2 mile on the left. Show runs from 7-10 evenings that it isn't raining. I am broadcasting on 99.7 if I don't have my sign out yet. Bob
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