I recently modified my CM15A with a BNC connector and built an eggbeater antenna after scouring various web sites and convincing myself that this would get me the range I need for my X-10 motion detectors, which was barely 20ft and of course my current motion detectors are about 25 ft away through one external wall. After rechecking my soldering work and all my connections it's not really working very well even being in the same room I'm now only seeing about 10 ft of range. I am thinking I may have too long a cable from the antenna to the CM15A, currently it's about 18 ft. Anyone have suggestions on how my RF reception can be improved? Next step will be to cut my cable to the minimum I need, I'm looking to put the antenna in the attic space above the computer so the cable run really wants to be about 10 feet. The next step after that is to get an inline signal booster (Ten Tec) but I'm thinking I should be able to get this to work since I am not looking at a huge range improvement? Any feedback is appreciated.
14 years ago