Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

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Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

Postby MOSSBERG935 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:56 pm

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The Amplifier: Pyle PLMPA35 2 Channel 300 Watt Mini Amplifier with 3.5mm Input was about $18. The speakers: Pyle PHSP4 6-Inch Indoor / Outdoor 50 Watts PA Horn Speaker were $17.00. The battery was $20. 50ft 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Extension Cable - M/F $4.29 Everything was bought on Amazon.com.

I plan on painting the toolbox white. I used 3.5mm ext. cords to run speakers out, quick and easy.

The application I use on the I-phone is "Snow Goose E-caller" https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snow-goose-e-caller/id498488885?mt=8 $1.99

To make my battery last, I use a Mophie Juice Pack to power the phone.
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Re: Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

Postby Honkers41 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:37 pm

Thats a pretty good job..i built my'in a few years back and it's taken a beatening but keeps killing the snows...here it is...Honkers41

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Re: Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

Postby E MAN » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:09 pm

nice . i've been wondering if anyone uses those cheap mini amps.
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Re: Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

Postby MOSSBERG935 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:55 pm

I had to order a new amp. While wiring it, i accidentally bump a wire and popped the fuse. Unfortunately, before the fuse popped it fried something inside. Smoke rolled out!!! It still plays, but inly for 30seconds. Once warm, it kicks off. Dang the luck!!
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Re: Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

Postby Wobbling Wings Waterfowling » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:49 am

How is that app? Does it have a lot of good sounds on it?
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Re: Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

Postby tornadochaser » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:59 pm

In my opinion, after playing around with some of these mini amps this winter, 15 watts rms isn't enough power to run even my 20 watt horn speakers if I want any kind of clean sound at volume.
I loved the idea of the mini amps for the remotes and sd card slot, but they just don't have enough power for what i'm looking for in an amp. Fun units for close range predator calls and for my ice shack though!

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Re: Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

Postby Wobbling Wings Waterfowling » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:24 pm

Hey TC. What size watt is BEST then idc bout price. Can I get it at walmart?
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Re: Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

Postby MOSSBERG935 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:37 pm

The app sounds good, it has sounds for Small Flock 10-20 geese, med flock 20-100 and Large flock. The large flock sounds like a refuge, kind of ridiculous IMO.

As far as the "Amp not pushing enough watts or being loud enough" It is plenty loud. Now hopefully, I don't screw this one up and fry it... :thumbsup:
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Re: Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

Postby MOSSBERG935 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:22 pm

New amplifier is installed and works 100%!!!! Come on Sunday afternoon!!!
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Re: Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

Postby tornadochaser » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:01 pm

It's not so much the watts per channel as it is the quality. I'. No audiophile but i've found that cheap amps that only put out 15-20 watts rms struggle to remain static and distortion free at higher volume. There is a reason some guides pay big money to get studio tracked e-caller sounds and match those to 50 watt speakers off of quality amps. Personally, i'm looking at upgrading my 20 watt horns to 30's and matching that with a good 4 channel amp at 30 watts rms with a high signal to noise ratio and a low thd. I just want to make sure if I have to crank up the volume I don't get any distortion. I don't need a 1000 watt boomer though!

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Re: Snow Goose E-Caller * DIY*

Postby Ndwildman » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:46 pm

Can you send me more pictures to deerhunter135@msn.com or post more on here.
Like how you connected the word to speakers and how you then connected that to the amp. I'm a lite confused.
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