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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby Danie » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:42 pm

Danie wrote:
melph68 wrote:Orpen Cam went down approximately 12.30am :(

Our technicians at Orpen confirmed that the power supply to the camera at the waterhole was destroyed by lightning/power surge and must be replaced. Let's hope there is no damage to the Orpen webcam itself as it is not possible to test without the power supply which was fried. :pray:

We hope to have it online ASAP again. Expect a delay in the repair as the new power supply has to be procured and shipped from Gauteng and then installed.

The power supply of the webcam has been procured and arrived and the technicians will be driving from Gauteng to Orpen to replace the power supply before the end of the week and they will also check the webcam itself for lightning damage. Let's hope it is only the power supply! :pray: . They are scheduled to be at Orpen on 27 Nov 2015.
Thanks for your patience!
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:45 pm

Very much hope it is only the power supply, thanks for the feedback, Danie :gflower:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby Danie » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:09 pm

MATTHYS wrote:Very much hope it is only the power supply, thanks for the feedback, Danie :gflower:

We really hope so MATTHYS!

The technicians are already leaving early tomorrow morning for KNP but they have scheduled installations to do @ Pafuri, Punda M, Mopani, Satara and then Orpen on their way out on Friday.
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:17 pm

Would be a great to have Orpen Cam back online on the forums' birthday on Friday, Danie :D
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby ritad » Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:08 pm

Thank you Danie for the very good information, let's hope the best the light is ok!! :D :D

Thank you technicans you make a realy good job for us :k :k

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby Dibles » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:16 am

Dibles wrote:Not urgent, but can you please submit a request for the lens at Nossob to be wiped clean. There is a blur especially when the focus is on the right-hand side of the waterhole.


Hello moderators, this is still on the cam and it sometimes obstructs the sightings so badly that I can't post the pics. Can you please log it as an issue. It gets particularly bad when the light is poor.

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:18 am

It has been reported, but will do so again, thanks Dibles :thumbs_up:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby ritad » Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:17 pm

Thank you for cleaning the Cam :k :gflower: but the cam is now again out of controll:
She looks to much left, this picture is perfekt for me:
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and this pictures is not good we see only this side
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and frontal is also good
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Please can you adjust the Cam again!!! :k :k :gflower: :gflower:

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby MATTHYS » Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:33 pm

:gflower: for the peeps at Nossob cleaning the cam for us :D and oops ! Thanks for the alert, Rita :gflower:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby Dibles » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:22 am

Looks like Nossob has taken the day off. It has been down for a few hours already.

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:32 am

Thanks for the alert, Dibles :gflower:
Will report it.
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby Danie » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:34 pm

Orpen webcam's power supply was indeed faulty and it was replaced this past Friday (for the technical minded amongst us it is a 24V AC 2A power supply).

Good news is the webcam was also tested by the technicians and it is ok and was not damaged by the lightning. Bad news is that the whole electrical feed from Orpen Camp itself to the water hole was damaged and there is still no power at the water hole including the flood light.

This will be fixed soon! Apologies for the delay!
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:35 pm

Thank you for keeping us posted Danie!

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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby MATTHYS » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:36 pm

More good than bad news :D
Thanks for the feedback, Danie :gflower:
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Re: Is the Cam Down?

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:22 am

Thanks Danie for the info :thumbs_up: ...Can't wait for Orpen to be operational again. :D
:hmz: Just wondering what awesome sightings we have all missed during the down time. :|
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