Most Target error message appear on the accompanying monitor or in the "Target Warning" column in Orion on the Range Control tab.
This error appears on the monitor after the accompanying target tries and calibrates. The calibration process has two parts, first is to find the alignment shape on the aiming mask (the black rectangle), second to find the aiming bull. This error message is when the alignment shape could not be found. There are three primary reasons this could happen.
1.An aiming mask is either not loaded into the target, or loaded incorrectly.
2.The aiming mask is shot up, always be sure to load a new one.
3.The camera is out of focus. To check, change the target to practice mode open Live View. Visit Focusing the NC Model Target Camera, to learn how to focus.
If the camera has to be refocused, the camera will have to be re-calibrated.
This error appears on the monitor after the accompanying target tries and calibrates. The calibration process has two parts, first is to find the alignment shape on the aiming mask, second to find the aiming bull. This error message is when the aiming bull could not be found. Note, by getting this message, the alignment shape was found and the steps to troubleshoot alignment shape errors do not have to be taken. There are three primary reasons the aiming bull could not be found.
1.The wrong aiming bull was loaded. For example, if you are trying to shoot an air rifle course of fire and have instead an air pistol aiming mask loaded.
2.The aiming mask was loaded incorrectly.
3.The aiming mask is shot up, always be sure to load a new one.
A "False Positive" shot is a shot that got reported by the Target that didn't really exist. A "False Negative" shot is one where the athlete correctly and accurately shot the target, but the shot did not get picked up or reported by the Target.
1.Check the external lighting that is pointed at the targets. If external lighting is blinking on and off, or have a poor power input, this may cause both false positives and false negatives. This may be the case if your external lighting is LEDs or fluorescent. A simple solution to this problem, is to turn your external lighting off. Athena NC units have built in internal lighting that exceeds the minimum 2500lx lighting requirement by major rulebooks.
2.Check for external vibrations. Vibrations can move the camera, causing both false positives and false negatives. Vibrations can be caused by everything from someone walking near by with heavy foot steps to ventilation fans that wobble.
False frame hits can be reported, when the target is shot, if the camera is not focused or the paper strip stops advancing. Check the following to investigate.
1.Check the focus of the camera, to do so put the target to practice mode and open Live View. Visit Focusing the NC Model Target Camera, to learn how to focus.
2.Run the Self-Diagnostic routine on the target. This will attempt to re-find the alignment shape.
3.Check the paper strip is advancing.
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