Intro: Electronic Predator Call
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Don't spend a lot of money purchasing a Predator Call. Make your own for $15.00. Your's may cost a little more because I already had some of the parts.
1 Radio Shack Mini Amplified Speaker
Part # 277-1008 $14.99
1 9 volt battery to power speaker
1 Old computer speaker or other small speaker
2 Radio Shack 1/8 stereo audio cables
Part # 42-890 $4.00 each
1 MP3 player
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Step 1: Program Your MP3 Player
Go to the following internet site and download predator sounds. http://www.varmintal.com/ahunt.htm Once you have the predator sounds you want upload them to your MP3 player. You can also download a free program called audacity that you can use to mix your own sounds. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Step 2: Connect the Cables
Plug one end of the Radio Shack 1/8 stereo audio cables into the output of your MP3 player. Plug the other end into the top output of your Radio Shack Shack mini amplified speaker.( it will be marked on the side of the speaker as input). Take your second Radio Shack 1/8 stereo audio cable and cut it in half. You will need to strip the ends of this cable so you can wire it to your old computer speaker. Plug the other end into the second output of the Radio Shack Shack mini amplified speaker( it will be marked on the side of the speaker as EXT Speaker).
*NOTE Don't forget to install the 9 volt battery in the Radio Shack mini amplified speaker.
Step 3: Attach Speakers Togeather
If you are wondering why you are using two speakers the Radio Shack speaker does not produce the sound needed, it is a cheap speaker. You are using the Radio Shack speaker amplifier to amplify the sounds from your other speaker. I used a elastic strap to attach the speakers together. You can use velcro or what ever you have to attach the speakers together. (Don't glue the speakers together because you wont be able to change the battery in the speaker.)
This Electronic Predator works great. I have had great hunting results using it. It even fools hawks and owls. On several occasions I have had a hawk fly down at the predator box thinking it was an animal in distress.