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Rickfoot

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Wireless reception
« on: October 20, 2009, 07:58:16 AM »

Hello. I have 2 wireless cameras connected to my PC through 1 receiver. The problem is that when I move the receiver to get a good picture with 1 of the cams, the other has poor reception. Do I need separate receivers for each camera? Do you sell them individually or can I get 1 from an electronics store?
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HA Dave

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Re: Wireless reception
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 10:59:28 AM »

Hello. I have 2 wireless cameras connected to my PC through 1 receiver. The problem is that when I move the receiver to get a good picture with 1 of the cams, the other has poor reception.
It's true... that can happen. If the cameras are placed far enough a part.. getting a position with one receiver can be tricky. I have used a corner at times and aimed the patch antennas to the same corner. Reflecting signals off the corner.

Do I need separate receivers for each camera? Do you sell them individually or can I get 1 from an electronics store?
You might in your case... if you can't get both cameras to use the same receiver. This is a Community Forum... we're all volunteers and fellow X10 customers just like yourself. I have nothing to sell you.
X10 does sell extra receivers.... but check out the "package deals" and the newsletter. Instead of paying $34 + shipping for just a receivers... you might get a spare camera in the mix for just a little more (and free shipping).
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hawk1

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Re: Wireless reception
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 10:28:25 AM »

You might try placing the antenna on the receiver flat (in line with the receiver) some have had luck with this position.  Others and myself have had luck buying a 2.4 camera system that had a receiver with a omni-directional antenna that was compatible with the x10 frequency.  I'm still using mine to this day.  Do a search on omni antenna on the forum and you'll probably find all the talk about it.  Hope you get it working.   ;)
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