Bird Gard's Pro Amp was created as a result of requests from existing customers for:
Speaker wires strung around a vineyard can cause problems when over-row spraying is used.
The Pro Amp replaces several small sized units. It is able to control several species of birds because it has the versatility of several machines all in one. This versatility is possible because the machine has changeable microchips. Each of these chips has 8 sound segments. We have approximately 70 chips which enables us to deal with just about all bird control problems.
Sound can't travel efficiently through dense vegetation. Therefore, speakers must be placed about 3 feet (1m) above the top of the foliage.
is very important.
Bird Gard will provide a mud map indicating the best position for the Pro Amp to be placed.
The Pro Amp is fitted with a cooling fan for the resistor. When the resistor temperature reaches 40 degrees celcius (usually after 4 or 5 plays), the fan will automatically turn on. If the control unit is placed in the shade (ie: up close to the vines or in the vines), it will greatly assist in keeping the unit cool during the hottest summer days. The bird distress chips requires much less energy and generates less heat than does the harassment chip.
The solar will trickle charge battery and will lessen the number of times that it will require recharging. Solar panels aren't infallible. Overcast conditions drastically reduce their output and the battery's power storage will obviously plummet at such times. During early morning and late afternoon, the machine is operating and drawing power while the solar panel is generating very little power. It will, therefore, be nescessary to recharge the battery from time to time.
All modes of operation are clearly marked on the face of the sound generator unit, i.e. how to set for day, night, or 24 hour operation, short, medium or long time-off periods and random or non-random sound sequences.
The Pro Amp is pre-set on DAY, SHORT, RANDOM - all that is required is that the speakers and power are connected and the unit turned ON.
A spare battery is recommended because a large flock of birds in a crop for a day while a flat battery is being recharging, will cost a lot more than a back-up battery.
It is virtually
impossible to keep 100% of the birds out 100% of the time.
Electronic bird control aims to keep the majority of birds out of crops at a vastly lower cost than netting.
An occasional spray with electrical contact cleaner over the connection points and switches will ensure years of trouble free use.
In the off-season the system should be stored in an insect proof container (e.g. a taped up box) to ensure that ants or wasps don't build nests inside the control box or speakers as this may render the system inoperable.