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Thursday 24 January 2013


WWT has welcomed the Government’s announcement to review the progress of the Lead Ammunition Group, of which WWT is a member.

The Group was set up in 2010 in response to urgent concerns about the toxic effects of ammunition

Ltl Acorn 6210 Wireless Module - IMEI Code

Fig 1:  LTL-6210-MMS-05
Quad-band GSM/GPRS
A user in Turkey recently asked if I knew how to find the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number for the wireless module fitted to the Acorn 6210MG.

I had to admit that I had no idea so I emailed the factory and at the same time dismantled a 6210 to find it for myself. I've had no reply from Acorn but I discovered the number on the white label on the back of the wireless module (see figure 1) below the first bar code.

In Turkey, and probably in other countries, private users are obliged to register the IMEI number of any GSM device brought into that country. I'm hoping there is a way of getting the information from the camera without going to the extreme of taking it apart; because this presents a real problem for users, either for the camera's warranty or getting the SIM blocked by the MPNO, which it is legally obliged to do. 

I hope Acorn will tell me if there is some way of interrogating the module, possibly by SMS, to get the IMEI number. When I have more information I will update this post.

Figure 1 shows the Acorn printed circuit board (PCB) number LTL-6210-MMS-05 which is physically located between the camera's main PCB and the rear battery compartment.

Click on the image in figure 1 to get a larger view of the module and printed

SMTP Set-up Instructions for Ltl Acorn Remote Wireless Cameras

Fig 1:  Acorn Set-up Software V1.2.027   User Interface.

In this post:
General Requirements for sending images by email.
Acorn Software Set-up
SMTP2GO Account Set-up
Vodafone Generic Internet and MMS Settings
Other Worldwide Email and SMTP Services

I hope this will be the last post I have to write about SMTP and will help anyone wishing to use this method to set it up quickly and efficiently without

Sunday 20 January 2013

Downloads for Ltl Acorn Trail Cameras.

Fig 1:   Acorn Manuals,
Set-up Software and Firmware Downloads
In this post:
Ltl Acorn Camera Technical Support
Instruction Manual Downloads
Camera Set-up Software Downloads
Firmware Downloads
6210MG Connection Problem

Technical Support

My workload has become very heavy in recent months and a good part of it is dealing with basic requirements such as providing manuals and software which is sometimes missing from the CD supplied with the Acorn cameras.

Friday 4 January 2013

Gordon Buchanan Announced as New Patron for Trees For Life

Gordon planting Trees for Life’s
Millionth Tree, accompanied by
Alan Watson Featherstone,
Trees for Life’s Executive Director

Conservation charity Trees for Life has begun 2013, the Year of Natural Scotland, with the welcome news that acclaimed wildlife cameraman and filmmaker Gordon Buchanan has agreed to become its new patron.

Through the role, the well-known Scottish broadcaster will raise awareness of Trees for Life’s award-winning restoration of the Caledonian Forest – Scotland’s equivalent of a rainforest – and its unique range of wildlife.

Gordon’s inspiring work – including on Big Cat Diary, the Lost Land series, and the hugely popular Springwatch and Autumnwatch – has seen him become a household name. His career has taken him across the world, memorably including a year spent with a family of black bears in Minnesota, USA, for the documentary ‘The Bear Family & Me’.

"I am proud to be a patron of Trees for Life, as they are the spearhead of native woodland restoration and conservation in Scotland. Their tireless efforts over the last two decades have created an expanding home for thousands of important species, breathing new life
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This web site is about the wildlife, particularly the mammals, of the Glen Affric National Nature Reserve area in the north west Highlands of Scotland, UK; and the equipment I use to search for them, which is chiefly trail cameras.

I provide a technical support and parts service for the Ltl Acorn range of cameras and the income from this provides for the upkeep of this site and the purchase of cameras for my own surveying.

I hope you find the site useful and informative; and please contact me if you have any questions that I haven't already covered.