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Author Topic: Increasing range of MS16A motion sensor  (Read 10665 times)

al t.

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Increasing range of MS16A motion sensor
« on: September 19, 2005, 12:22:49 AM »

I had a problem with range with the MS16A
motion sensor, it seemed to work at 80 feet
but not at 100 feet where I needed it from
the transceiver. I didn't want to extend
the antenna in the sensor for fear of
ruining the water resistant features, so I
extended the antenna on the transceiver
instead, by clipping on a 15" jumper on the
end of the antenna. Now the signal is good
and strong. I'm sure the wave length is not
correct but it works and its easy to do.
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thedanc

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Re: Increasing range of MS16A motion sensor
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2005, 01:41:09 PM »

That is a known workaround.  Sounds like you
have that tacky little cm17a tranceiver with
the dangling wire antenna.  It sucks out of
the box, but by adding a decent telescoping
antenna makes it suck less.
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