Re:Different transmition range for La-crosse 2300
Radio antennas used for reception are fine to experiment on. But for
transmitting they need to have a good impedance match or the transmitter
will eventually have problems, and might even become permanently
damaged. One possibility is to run a wire from the Rx unit that reaches
all the way to the vicinity of the sensor that transmits, but I can't
guarantee this will work. I use a wired system to avoid all of this
because I have a lot of other radio stuff going on at my home, since I'm
an Amateur Radio Operator.
Knowing the frequency of the signal used by the equipment, you could
apply some basic radio/antenna principles for making non-invasive
1. Can the transmitter or receiver unit be positioned more favorably to
improve reception? This is the ideal solution, no other change is
needed. Generally speaking, the closer the units are, the better the
signal should be. If the frequency in question is 433MHz, changing the
location of either the Tx or Rx unit by just a few cm may be enough to
make a big difference. If the console offers a relative signal strength
indication, experiment with this.
2. Can other objects that obstruct good reception be relocated to allow
the units to work better? For example, if there is a big metal filing
cabinet in between the units, can it be moved elsewhere?
3. There might be other sources of RF noise interfering, but unless you
have a very good receiver and recognize what you are hearing, it might
be hard to confirm. If you have a 400 MHz or so computer in the house,
try turning it off and see if there's any difference.
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