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Author Topic: DS10a Tranmit distance  (Read 5726 times)

vantech

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DS10a Tranmit distance
« on: October 15, 2010, 11:07:03 PM »

I have 2 ds10a and they wont transmit 20 feet....is this normal >*<  geez i hope not...what do ya do if you have a 1500 sqft house??
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Re: DS10a Tranmit distance
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2010, 08:08:57 AM »

Anybody out there know the answer or what i'm doing wrong???????????
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Re: DS10a Tranmit distance
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2010, 08:26:31 AM »

The knowledgebase indicates 100 feet, but I would take that with a grain of salt.
That is probably with no obstructions between it and the console.

http://kbase.x10.com/wiki/DS10A

What are they mounted on?
Any obstacles in betwen the console and the DS10As?

Are you testing them in the same room as the console? Then it doesn't sound right.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2010, 09:16:03 AM by Brian H »
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Re: DS10a Tranmit distance
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 07:11:53 PM »

one of them is in the same room and the other one is in the master bedroom.  Today they would transmit sometimes, so what i did was to take about 5 feet of thin copper wire and wrapped it around the sensor and then run it hidden along the door jam and then wrapped the same kind of wire around my cm15 <??i think> and ran that up and around some molding and with all of that everything is working fine SO FAR   :)%
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Re: DS10a Tranmit distance
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 07:18:02 PM »

OH. I thought you where using a DS7000 Security Console Kit.
The CM15A is known for poor RF reception and we have many modification threads on fixes.
The easiest one is what you did . Wrap a piece of wire around the plastic antenna.
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Re: DS10a Tranmit distance
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 07:46:21 PM »

WOW it figures, where would i find some of those fixes?   ;D    I did a search for them and didn't find any
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Re: DS10a Tranmit distance
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 09:09:49 PM »

WOW it figures, where would i find some of those fixes?   ;D    I did a search for them and didn't find any
Look up CM15A Antenna Mod, especially passive antennas/radiators. A piece of wire between 18-19 inches beside the CM15A antenna, taped to it. Should help (like you've seen).
There are even mods to replace the antenna altogether.

Hope this helps!  :)
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Re: DS10a Tranmit distance
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2010, 09:21:29 AM »

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Re: DS10a Tranmit distance
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2010, 01:35:37 PM »

Thanks to All who helped, the wire wrapped around the unit worked perfect    :)%     #:)     >!
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Re: DS10a Tranmit distance
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2010, 03:34:26 PM »

Glad it is working.
The wrapped wire has an advantage of not modifying the CM15A in case it has to be a warranty thing in the future.
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