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Tessa Rhinehart
Apr 27, 2021
In Configuration Support
I encountered a possible bug while using the chime feature of the Rainforest Connection "Companion" app to set the time on an AudioMoth today. I had just configured the AudioMoth a couple hours before, but it was jostled and lost its set time. I used the app to set the time. After that, I changed the AudioMoth to USB/OFF mode and plugged it into my laptop to check that the time was set correctly. The config app showed that the time was late by 2 hours (displaying 17:44 UTC instead of 19:44 UTC). I am in Eastern timezone, UTC-4:00. I tested the AudioMoth by removing the batteries and attempting to use the app again, and this behavior happened again once or twice, then stopped happening. Subsequently I have reproduced this problem and gotten a variety of incorrect times, including roughly 2 min, 20 min, 35 min, 40 min, more than an hour, etc. Has anyone encountered this or could think of a reason it could be happening? One possible source could be some very high frequency sound in our lab space aliasing down into the audible frequencies and messing with the app chime.
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Tessa Rhinehart
Feb 02, 2021
In Device Support
Would anyone who has tried the "Advanced Settings" (filtering, amplitude threshold recordings) be willing to share their experiences? I'm interested in particular to hear how effective these settings are at triggered recording for bat calls.
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Tessa Rhinehart
Jan 07, 2021
In Device Support
Have the meanings of "Low," "Medium," and "High" gain changed throughout firmware updates? For instance, this would cause the same AudioMoth with the same nominal gain setting ("Medium") to record the same sound event at different volumes with different firmwares installed.
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Tessa Rhinehart
Mar 04, 2019
In Device Support
Hello all, I recently wrote this guide to operating and deploying AudioMoths: https://github.com/rhine3/audiomoth-guide/blob/master/guide.md. The guide describes the basics of using AudioMoths; how to avoid and troubleshoot common problems; and practical considerations for large-scale deployments. We (the Kitzes Lab at the University of Pittsburgh) have deployed several hundred AudioMoths in the past year, and this is my attempt to summarize what we have learned. Please take a look, share, and let me know what you think. I would be especially grateful for feedback, including your own experiences and tips, to make the guide as accessible and comprehensive as possible. It also came to my attention that David Brown made another guide: https://sites.google.com/view/audiomoth/home I haven't had a chance to look through it thoroughly, but my guide comes more from a perspective of bird recording, and his from bat recording, so both are worth taking a look at!
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