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I have a monocular night vision i bought in 90s,i think some one turned it on un daytime or simething no greenlight now no power only used once

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As you probably know by now, you have in your hands a CHEAP russian 1st Gen. NV device and that whatever $$ you paid for it was $$ way too much. The russians make these things for the export (think USA) market from left over 1st Generation junk that did not work well even for THEM. The USA 1st Gen. is to them what our 3rd Gen. is to us.
There is no repair or service centers for this russian NV in the USA. This is a prime example of 'Buyer Beware'. If it looks too good to be true, it's probably junk. Save your $$ and buy American.
Remember that '1stGen(generation) is very OLD NV technology,(this what we used in Viet-Nam in the early'60's, it was like 'rocket science' then, but it was all we had) the picture will be very grainy and fuzzy and the picture will appear to be sorta floating about. Pointing it at a bright light can burn out the element. Yikes! There is NOTHING you can do to adjust this to make it look good. The 2nd Gen. is only a little better, just a little more expensive. The 3rdGen. is much better and you will have a pretty clear picture and happy results. When you see these TV shows where they are using NV, they most likely are using 3rdGen NV. You will spend much more $$ for these units. The 4thGen. NV is the latest and top dog but you will have to hock your car, your dog and give up eating for a long time to afford these units. Go to; www.nightvision4less.com/night_vision_scopes.htm and you will see all four types of NV USA made. I have nothing to do with nor am I associated with this company, I simply give it to you as a reference point in your quest for information about NV products. Good luck :)

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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SOURCE: battery replacement for Night Owl Night vision monocular

just press down and away from the lens, on the ribbed square located on the spine of the monocle

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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dont power this up in full day light or you will burn out the ccd pick up if you cant see anything through it i gess the tude has burnt out
its common for this to happen there life span is only about 1000 hours and much less if exposed to bright light, ie minuets!

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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Hello, is the IR glowing red, don't look into the IR lens. Just place your hand in front of it and see the is a red glare on your had. If there is a red glare then IR is work.
Another thing when you taking a look see through the Night owl NV monocular there should be a green glow from the image intensifier tube, if not, then the NV monucular isn't working properly. stewbison

Posted on Aug 10, 2011

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Hello, this Night Owl monocular will have two light (LED's), one green for on/off, and other red LED for IR illuminator. So, does the green light come on? Also, if still does work, then send it to me. I some parts to fix other NV devise and 95% of them are manufactured in Russia including yours.
I wish you all the luck. GB...stewbison

Posted on Sep 09, 2011

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Turns on but cannot see anything


Hello, there could be a number of problems but 90% of the problems with these Russian manufactured monoculars, binoculars, scopes is the the image intensifier tube. First they are cheaply made, they don't taken much abuse, and if any bright light such as, street lights, car lights, turn on the NV monoculars during the day light hours could and would total damage these Russian manufactured tubes.

I hate to tell you but there is a good possibility that the image intensifier tube is bad, sorry. Night Owl Optic and many other US companies use cheap Russian manufactured night vision devise to sell; of course, they make a huge profit on these NV devises.

There are a lot of countries in the world that manufacture NV monoculars and other NV devises. Some are good and most are just slap together.

If you want a good night vision monocular be prepared to pay top $$$ for them.
Made in the USA, Europe, England, and even in China.

List it on eBay as Night Vision Monocular and under condition: broken for parts.
I wish you luck. GB...stewbison

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I bought this for my dad about ten years ago, and it does have the made in Russia on it. He never used it. After he passed on, I found it again but when you turn the power and IR led on, it buzzes, but no...


No, Night Owl Optics is located in El Paso, TX. The minum they charges is $100 plust shipping bother ways and the cost of parts. Listed it on eBay and "Night Vision Parts Only". You will make a few bucks. Sorry. GB...stewbsion

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What do you mean by green lightening storm in the view finder? Generation 1 image intensifier tubes when ignited by 15KV it will glow green in the tube. If you look through the eye pieces there will be a green glow with fluctuating intensity as bright light impact the plate in the image tube. GB...stewbison

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Power lites come on **** its black when you look threw the vewer


Hello, Sorry, about 85% of the problem with these Russian manufactured night vision monocular and other NV devise are the crudely manufactured image intensifier tubes.. US companies use this Russian night vision stuff with they name and logo on them. Of course, when one buys one of this NV devises, it not cheap but they are manufactured really cheap. GB...stewbison

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I have a AMT nightvision rifle scope that was made in the 1990's that has no serial numbers. I am wanting to know more about the scope. what generation etc.


Hello, AMT is defunked, no more, all gone, left in the night, can't see them. no good bye. Don't worry, ATN Inc bought their stuff, just different name now. Sorry, i don't think you can find any material about the AMT NightStorm NV. Try contacting ATN Inc. in CA. ATN does make NightStorm monoculars. GB....stewbison

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What kind of batteries do i use and where do the batteries go?


Hello David. David you night vision doesn't use any batteries that one installs. You have Kalinka Zenit NV monocular that is Russian manufactured but is sold by Night Vision Optics. Your night vision uses a piezo electric ignitor to charges the batteries and charge a couple capacitors.

The lever on top to the Zenit monocular is activated by squeezing the handle that is covered in a rubber type material. Just keep squeezing on the lever and in while things will start working. Best of Luck David. GB...stewbison

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Hello, Your Paramount 3-6X was manufactured for Night Vision and Night Vision sold them to Moonlight which had their name Paramount and logo install on the monocular. Now, Moonlight uses a foil type sticker with their name and logo on the sticker and it is installed on the Night Vision Inc. Russian NV devises. Here is the bad news. The hole monocular was manufactured in Russia. I'm telling you the truth.

Forget about getting it repaired. The cost to repair your monocular would be cost prohibitive.
Auction it off on eBay, or you can send me a message through fixya. What do you want for it? Sorry, GB....stewbison

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Batteries


I think you will find that one 9 volt battery would not last any time at all. the 6 AAs have a big capacity and that's why they use them, a little 9v battery is intended for low power equipment.
I see it is supplied with a 12v AC adaptor, if you connect a 12V battery via the adaptor socket you may get a longer run time if its a rechargable battery even better.

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Hi i would like to know if the famous titan tails ft 600 its a good night vision monocular


dont be foold by all the sale hipe about how good night vision is
its realy not that good,,, if its the "gen 1", forget it! they say you can turn night into day light???? yer right! nice photo of a wolf all in green?
taken with night vision? no it wasent! its a daylight photo, turned green to look like a night shot! look at the shadows in the photo??? dead give away they are,,,i have used night vision for years now and have 6 rifle night sights only one is a good un! its an ex- rushion militry sight clamed to be "gen 1" yet it beets hands down all "gen 2 and 2+" iv seen if you realy wont a good night sight then you have got to be looking at "gen 3" up??? as "gen 1" cant see a rabbit past 25 yards, and you may not see a horse at 40 yds unless you put on it a very powerfull infler red lamp,,, you will here all about detection ranges! over 100 yds?????
but what are you detecting,,, a house? or a horse? you may not be able to tell what it is, so if your looking for small critters like rabbits you realy cant see them unless there faceing you and then you only see there eyes not there bodies,,,well not without a bigger lamp that it,,,the best i can say about the cheeper units is,,, they work very well in bright sunlight but you wont see squat at night,,,you try it out and see!

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NVN3: No difference with power on or off


Most night vision when switched off will stay 'on' for a period of time. After a short time you should not see anything just black. You can't look through a night vision monocular that has been off for a while. The image you see is actually an image on a screen inside unlike a regular monocular or binoculars. Turning it on powers the screen. When turned off the screen is still warmed up and takes time to turn off. Like some old TV's. If you haven't used it for some time and pull it out for night viewing and can see a picture when you haven't pushed the on button. The unit is malfunctioning as it is staying on.

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