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hugh fraser

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Signal strength
« on: April 23, 2005, 11:32:06 PM »

I've had some difficulties positioning the
receiver to get good signals from cameras
mounted on the 4 corners of a small house
(900 square foot bungalow). It's virtually
impossible to get all of the cameras antennas
pointing directly at the receiver's antenna.
Now I'm looking at the Ninja pan/tilt base,
and I'm confident the signal strength problem
will make it un-usable. I don't have any
cordless phones, or a wireless router, or
anything else that would cause
interference... it seems to be strictly
related to antenna alignment (signals are
good when their aligned). How have others
dealt with this issue?
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rlm

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2005, 03:40:41 PM »

on the ninja,i had to take apart the
camera,carefully cut and reattach the
antenna with 12 or so inches of very small
coax, shielding it also. mount it next to
ninja so it is stationery....not moving when
it pans and tilts...should help.good luck
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peggy

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2005, 01:57:22 AM »

Can't pick up signals from a wireless
camera.  Have aluminum siding on house,
satellite dish at neighbors, cordless
phone.  no other wirelss stuff.  what can
be the problem?  can i do anything about it?
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Brian H

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2005, 10:02:11 AM »

The siding maybe a part of the problem.
Cordless phone if on the 2.4 Ghz band also
maybe a problem, though they cause
inrerfearance more than no signals. Simple
check make sure that the camera and receiver
are on the same channel.
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peggy

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2005, 05:15:45 PM »

bad signal on wireless camera, unplugged
the phone, neighbors have satellite dish
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c a smith

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2005, 01:22:46 AM »

I not going to argue with anyone, yes the
wireless cameras work, but if you want
better picture then it must be wired,
period.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Brian H

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2005, 11:07:36 AM »

Yes; wired also doesn't varry as the thing
moves around if not solidly mounted.
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mike

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2005, 02:43:22 PM »

I have the same reception problems with the
X10 cameras.  I am thinking about modifying
the receiver to be omnidirectional and
boosting the signal.  I wish X10 would do
that!!!!!!!
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mike

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2005, 03:45:43 PM »

Order the home entertainment kit and use
the sender and receiver modules as a
repeater to boost the signals from the
cameras to the receiver.  Connect the
audio/video out to the audio/video in using
rca cables and place the unit in the middle
of your coverage area.  Have fun!
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Kenneth Herring

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2005, 01:21:27 AM »

My house has aluminum siding. Also, there is
steel mesh in the plaster ceilings, so I'm
practically living in a Farady Cage.
What I intend to do is to take the wireless
transmitters out of the floodcams I have in
position now and run cable directly from the
cameras up into my attic space INSIDE my
house and then have hookups for all the
cameras to feed into one of the wireless
transmitters that I have taken out of one of
the floodcams to transmit the signal from
within my attic into my house. The
transmitter will stay on while the cameras
will turn on/off like they're suppose to, so
there should be no more than one camera
sending signal to the transmitter at a time.
I also intend to use different antennas.
Radio Shack and Comp USA have antennas for
use with WiFi that's tuned to the same
frequency. I saw a 10dB antenna at Radio
Shack and the ones on the AV receivers are
much less.That should help the receivers
pick-up the signal.
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mike

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2005, 12:02:51 PM »

Kennith!  WOW
You are going through alot of trouble to use
flood cams!  Why dont you just go with a
cable system all the way?  That way no one
will be able to intercept your signal and you
will never have interferance.  Plus you would
be able to get audio as well!  I am planning
to remove all my flood cams and put a flood
light and a low light cam beside it. Good
luck and enjoy!
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darrell a. kuhn

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2005, 11:12:48 AM »

I want to install a gate camera about 2,000
ft. from my house. Do you have wireless that
will reach that far? or do I need to have it
wired?
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mike

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2005, 11:22:56 AM »

Your best choice would to be wire it.  No
wireless camera will reach that far without
alot of static.  Make sure you get the
Ninga robotic arm and a low light camera.
Also I would put three cameras up not just
one.  You can never have enough camera
angles!

Wire them.
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oldfart

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2005, 02:23:34 AM »

mine works fine, just think! is not that
hard.
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peggy

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Re: Signal strength
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2005, 01:48:58 AM »

took off the cover to adjust the focus.
now when i put the cover back on the
picture is bad.  without the cover it is
good.  cover is not dirty, i checked, what
else could be wrong?  thanks.
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