Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

The X10Hub (PiX10Hub) is here! Created by the Community, for the Community.:)% #:)

Poll

What Did You Think of This Original X10 Home Automation Idea?

GREAT IDEA! Thanks for sharing it. :)
- 42 (97.7%)
**DON'T CHOOSE THIS!** (Poll is only for counting POSITIVES.)
- 1 (2.3%)

Total Members Voted: 39


Pages: 1 [2] 3 4

Author Topic: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A  (Read 106885 times)

Duck69

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 36
  • Posts: 246
  • Unselfish Love
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2008, 02:56:35 PM »

Great  -:) . Thanks for sharing.
Logged
"I'm not lazy, I'm just Resistant to exertion."

MikeySoft

  • Newbie
  • Helpful Post Rating: 0
  • Posts: 6
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2008, 01:36:36 PM »

I found the instructions for building the antenna a few years ago.  But now, when I search, all I can find is the F-Connector mod.  Does anyone have the link for building and the parts list for the antennas used in this setup?

Thanks 
Logged

Brian H

  • Community Organizer
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Helpful Post Rating: 288
  • Posts: 12658
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2008, 06:40:39 PM »

I believe the first link is the one in the threads photos. The other two are some other X10 antennas.

http://www.cocoontech.com/index.php?showtopic=126
http://www.shed.com/tutor/mr26ant.html
http://jvde.us/x10/eggbeater.pdf
« Last Edit: February 27, 2010, 09:38:03 AM by JeffVolp »
Logged

Kramer Chins

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 16
  • Posts: 262
    • Kramer Chins
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2009, 09:15:06 AM »

 :' Lets say you don't have an attic, only Main Floor and Basement..........

Could you use this mod and hang the antenna in the basement (on the ceiling) and still get the same performance?

I don't think the WAF would be to high if I had this hanging off the ceiling on the main floor for everyone to look at...........
Logged
Registered Members of MCBA... WWW.KRAMERCHINS.COM

Trying to learn X10 Day by Day...........

HA Dave

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 174
  • Posts: 6836
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2009, 04:45:43 PM »

....Could you use this mod and hang the antenna in the basement (on the ceiling) and still get the same performance?

You could do the same mod... to the same style home... next door to this guy.... and not get the same results.

I have my CM15A stuck in the corner of the basement (in my basement office). I selected that area.... because that's the place I had... not because it is a GOOD place.

I have done a couple antenna mods... and I could fish wire up through an interior wall and place the antenna in the attic (BEST area to place the antenna). But I am getting really good results from the basement location. If I needed more performance... I'd get the antenna in the attic. But I am really happy with what I am getting.
Logged
New ideas for marketing Smarthomes may alter the Home Automation world completely.... and forever.

Kramer Chins

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 16
  • Posts: 262
    • Kramer Chins
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2009, 11:11:56 PM »

 >! Thanks Dave
Logged
Registered Members of MCBA... WWW.KRAMERCHINS.COM

Trying to learn X10 Day by Day...........

tom j

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 16
  • Posts: 1270
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2009, 02:19:30 AM »

I get 100 feet from a little cheap x10 TM751 Transceiver. Why can't x10 just put a decent antenna and receiver in the CM15A, they could sell more then they could produce just doesn't make good business sense to me. The poor range is why I really don't like to recommend them to my friends.  Yeah I know..  >*<   :P 


Tom j.
Logged

Brian H

  • Community Organizer
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Helpful Post Rating: 288
  • Posts: 12658
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2009, 06:43:15 AM »

My last TM751 has the SAME Receiver Board in it that my CM15A's have in them. It beats my CM15A by a long shot. I think most of it is the CM15A antenna is not long enough.  ::)
Logged

ciaccia

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Helpful Post Rating: 0
  • Posts: 31
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2009, 01:55:35 PM »

Where can I find how to build an antenna like bcondemi says in this post

bcondemi Said

"5.) The antennas I made were the ones I found on this forum and were easy to make. I also used the RG58 50 ohm cable with combination BNC and UHF connectors."

Where is this at??  I would love to make it.
Logged

Brian H

  • Community Organizer
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Helpful Post Rating: 288
  • Posts: 12658
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2009, 06:19:55 PM »

Here is one construction thread. It may not be the one you want as there are a few around.
http://www.cocoontech.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=126
Logged

Kramer Chins

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 16
  • Posts: 262
    • Kramer Chins
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2009, 08:32:14 PM »

Here is one construction thread. It may not be the one you want as there are a few around.
http://www.cocoontech.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=126

>! This is the one I use....
Logged
Registered Members of MCBA... WWW.KRAMERCHINS.COM

Trying to learn X10 Day by Day...........

ciaccia

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Helpful Post Rating: 0
  • Posts: 31
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2009, 03:25:49 PM »

Thanks greatly appreciated ;D
Logged

Alabama-Hokie

  • Newbie
  • Helpful Post Rating: 0
  • Posts: 6
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2009, 12:41:46 PM »

Does anyone have another link to the F-Connector modification?
This link is broken:

http://www.accessx10.com/howto_fconnector_page3.html

Thanks,

Dave B
Logged

BaBaLou.

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Helpful Post Rating: 16
  • Posts: 244
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2009, 02:34:15 PM »

Hi Alabama-Hokie,

Try this

http://www.shed.com/tutor/CM15mods/CM15mods.html

Hope that helps.

BaBaLou.
Logged

Brian H

  • Community Organizer
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Helpful Post Rating: 288
  • Posts: 12658
Re: [User Idea] ULTIMATE DUAL ANTENNA Setup for CM15A
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2009, 03:04:47 PM »

BaBaLou; Looks good to me.
Just not quite as much hand holding directions as the now defunct Accessha web site had.
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4
 

X10.com | About X10 | X10 Security Systems | Cameras| Package Deals
© Copyright 2014-2016 X10.com All rights reserved.