Cuddeback's Cuddelink

john volkman

5 year old buck +
Does anyone know if the the old non-cuddelink, cellular, G cameras work with the new Cuddelink Tracks cell plans?
they are working on something similar for the G power house cell units, it shoudltn be to long before that is activated, i woudl check the website occasionally in the next month .
 

crenshawco

5 year old buck +
I had something weird happen with my cell home the past couple of days. So 2 days ago my home unit showed "Low" for the batteries so I knew I needed to get to the property to change them soon. Then yesterday I didn't get a report so I assumed they died. I ran up to the property at lunch yesterday and it was dead, so I took the batteries out and let it die completely. I put 6 fresh Rayovac's in it and it powered on with the usual "Welcome." I had to correct the time but the date was still right. Then I armed it and left.

On my way out, I drive by one of the cameras. On my next report interval, I get some back log pictures from the night before and the picture of me leaving today. I didn't get another picture up until the report this morning which is nearly impossible based on my normal camera activity on feeders. So this is what my report shows this morning. Any ideas as to why my remote cameras are no longer being picked up by the home?

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john volkman

5 year old buck +
I had something weird happen with my cell home the past couple of days. So 2 days ago my home unit showed "Low" for the batteries so I knew I needed to get to the property to change them soon. Then yesterday I didn't get a report so I assumed they died. I ran up to the property at lunch yesterday and it was dead, so I took the batteries out and let it die completely. I put 6 fresh Rayovac's in it and it powered on with the usual "Welcome." I had to correct the time but the date was still right. Then I armed it and left.

On my way out, I drive by one of the cameras. On my next report interval, I get some back log pictures from the night before and the picture of me leaving today. I didn't get another picture up until the report this morning which is nearly impossible based on my normal camera activity on feeders. So this is what my report shows this morning. Any ideas as to why my remote cameras are no longer being picked up by the home?

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possible issue with your radio or antenna on the home unit, the images you recived after you changed batteries were likely in the cell que when the camera died. if camera 3 and camera 10 are linking thru camera 6 and camera 6 died you woudlnt get nay pictures. You also could have turned the link mode to "off "when you changed you time but thats not likely , if the remotes dont reconnect in the next day you may have to go to the home again. You should also update cameras so they all are on the same firmware.
 

AntPow_MOV

Buck Fawn
Hello all. I’m new to this forum, but have already found answers to most of the questions I had to ask. This forum is awesome!

I do have one question that maybe somebody here can help me with.

***Can anybody help me locate a few CL-2092 Cuddelink caps (new or used)? To be exact, I need 6 of them. ***

I realize these caps have been discontinued by Cudde, but maybe somebody knows of a dealer, store, or individual that has some leftovers.
 

Adam Goins

A good 3 year old buck
possible issue with your radio or antenna on the home unit, the images you recived after you changed batteries were likely in the cell que when the camera died. if camera 3 and camera 10 are linking thru camera 6 and camera 6 died you woudlnt get nay pictures. You also could have turned the link mode to "off "when you changed you time but thats not likely , if the remotes dont reconnect in the next day you may have to go to the home again. You should also update cameras so they all are on the same firmware.
john is the stud on this topic, but a pic of you driving out wouldn't be in the cell queue, since that happened after you replaced the batteries, indicating it was working when you left. I believe you can go to the cuddelink site, go into your camera settings, and request a report, see it it sends one. This should confirm if you have any cell transmission.
After I replace batteries on the cell unit, I make sure all my cams link up before i close the door. Occasionally I've had to run a cell test, too, make sure it's good. I've had some glitches like you're describing that have cured themselves over a couple of days. And, I've had similar issues and finally figured out my cell antenna was the culprit. I bought 2 new style paddle antennas this year, and my system worked flawlessly. And i would recommend updating the cams to the same software, for sure.
The worst part about this situation is wondering if your camera got stolen!
 

crenshawco

5 year old buck +
john is the stud on this topic, but a pic of you driving out wouldn't be in the cell queue, since that happened after you replaced the batteries, indicating it was working when you left. I believe you can go to the cuddelink site, go into your camera settings, and request a report, see it it sends one. This should confirm if you have any cell transmission.
After I replace batteries on the cell unit, I make sure all my cams link up before i close the door. Occasionally I've had to run a cell test, too, make sure it's good. I've had some glitches like you're describing that have cured themselves over a couple of days. And, I've had similar issues and finally figured out my cell antenna was the culprit. I bought 2 new style paddle antennas this year, and my system worked flawlessly. And i would recommend updating the cams to the same software, for sure.
The worst part about this situation is wondering if your camera got stolen!

Just to update, john was correct on his diagnosis. I ran up there at lunch today and first checked the home because I figured that was the most likely culprit. It was still set to home with link mode on.

I was skeptical that camera 6 was linking camera 3 to the home for one and that it was dead because it had never showed up dead or low in the report. My home camera is between camera 3 and 6 in almost a direct line, so that is why I was skeptical that they were linking but I guess it's just a fluky elevation and vegetation thing. Pulled up to camera 6 and opened it and it is completely dead. So I swapped the batteries and I just received the first batch of back logged images a few minutes ago. Thanks for the help
 

Adam Goins

A good 3 year old buck
Just to update, john was correct on his diagnosis. I ran up there at lunch today and first checked the home because I figured that was the most likely culprit. It was still set to home with link mode on.

I was skeptical that camera 6 was linking camera 3 to the home for one and that it was dead because it had never showed up dead or low in the report. My home camera is between camera 3 and 6 in almost a direct line, so that is why I was skeptical that they were linking but I guess it's just a fluky elevation and vegetation thing. Pulled up to camera 6 and opened it and it is completely dead. So I swapped the batteries and I just received the first batch of back logged images a few minutes ago. Thanks for the help
I got on this site because of John's advice on the system. He's the best resource out there for cuddelink info, for sure
 

Hoytvectrix

5 year old buck +
I got on this site because of John's advice on the system. He's the best resource out there for cuddelink info, for sure
I was the same. I am here because of my initial interest in Cuddelink and John and other users' input. With that said, the Cuddeback User's group on facebook is super solid too, for anyone looking for more help.
 
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