That sounds unusual. I assume that you have
checked all the obvious;
1) power supply is functioning (e.g. correct voltage
2) Antenna is really
3) Shielding is not occurring. (e.g. computer cabinet
between the tx and rx ...) your body, etc ...
4) Sources of interference around the same frequency -
other X10 transmitters / receivers - cordless powers, wireless remote
I have the same dipole antenna - at the end of 100 ft
of coax - receiving signals from DS-10A sensors at 100 ft through an external
wall with bricks.
If possible I would take the thing to a computer in one
room and play with it to see what improves the range. It's definitely not what I
would expect for it.
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Well, this isn't exactly a MH question, but it's HA related, and I know
plenty of you use the W800RF32A.
I just bought one...finally, and the range it seems to pick up is
horrible. I am just using the antenna that came with it, and have tried
various places in the house. I have also tried every remote/motion detector in
my arsenal and even the best have a pretty short range (less than 10 feet
thorugh a stud wall).
From everything I have read, people are getting much better range than
this most of the time. Anyone have any tips on improving this.