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    PocketWizard's Not Firing?? Help?
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    PocketWizard's Not Firing?? Help?
    I wonder if anyone is having the same issue and if there may be a soloution.

    Last night I was shooting a friend of mine and the setup was as followed:
    Westcott Apollo
    Sunpak 120J + External Battery Pack
    PW Transmittor + Reciever + Transcever

    I saw that there were 3 PW's because when I started to see the problems I was getting I decided to change things up and see if it was perhaps one of the PW's or something else.

    It seemed that if I shot a series of frames then stoped to check them or move my light then very next frame would not fire my flash, but, all frams after that would.

    This happened a few times so I started to take note of the PW and the light was firing everytime I shot a frame but not always firing the flash. I switched up the PW's to see if that was the issue but I could see everytime I shot the PW's light came on so it was firing for sure?

    My Sunpak's battery pack means that there is no recycle time and I was shooting at 1/32 power anyway so I'm really stumped?

    The only thing I didnt do was change the sync cord or batteries - Could this have been a issue? I honestly didnt bother to change either the battery or sync cord because I was thinking it could have been the flash of PW's. I recently picked up the PW's from eBay, they are second hand but in great condition and I think that if it was an issue with one of the PW's I woudnt have had the same issue with all of them.

    Any help would be really great!
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    PocketWizard's Not Firing?? Help?
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    PocketWizard's Not Firing?? Help?
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    I'm using a HH sync cord to 3.5mm

    I didn't think it was a cord issue, I will change cords tonight to be 100% but is this a common issue?
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    PocketWizard's Not Firing?? Help?
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    Someone just told me that pocketpizards have a 'stand by' mode - Can anyone confirm this as I cant find any info online?
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