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    Default Power lines and shoot site

    My shoot site is about 50 feet from power lines with a 20 foot drop behind that then open field behind them so all my tubes and cakes will be angled towards the field. I am also using a 12 que wireless system to fire the finale. I will be setting up behind the power lines.
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    #1 Any chance something could hit the power lines (even if the cakes and shells were not angled)?

    #2 Any chance there could be interferance (sp) from the power lines that could set of the e-fire unit before I am ready?

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    Yes... I hit power lines all the time. The just bounce off and deflect. Edit: Not that i do it on purpose I might add. It happens if you shoot near poles. In a suburban area, you will have some poles around unless you have underground utils.
    Last edited by Supdawg; June 21st, 2007 at 10:27 PM.

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    Default Re: Power lines and shoot site

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    Assuming your transmitter and receiver use 315mhz-433mhz, the answer is no. Power lines are 50-60 hertz. They are not in even close to the same frequency, so they can't interfere with each other.

    Here is an thread about issues in regards to wireless systems.
    http://www.pyrouniverse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7826

    Here are posts about frequency and interference.
    http://www.pyrouniverse.com/forum/sh...5&postcount=21
    http://www.pyrouniverse.com/forum/sh...8&postcount=28
    http://www.pyrouniverse.com/forum/sh...2&postcount=35

    This is a post explaining encoding and how it prevents something else from firing your wireless system.
    http://www.pyrouniverse.com/forum/sh...6&postcount=36
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