(TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

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(TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by mbliek » Wednesday 01 October 2014 15:35

I just bought this cheap 433 receiver for my RFXcom433 and all switches increased from 4 to 6. Most went 2 up.

You can stick it anywhere you want. And it has an nice long cable.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 0935792243
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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by sincze » Wednesday 01 October 2014 18:32

mbliek wrote:I just bought this cheap 433 receiver for my RFXcom433 and all switches increased from 4 to 6. Most went 2 up.

You can stick it anywhere you want. And it has an nice long cable.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 0935792243
Tnx. Unfortunately the seller is away.
What exactly do you mean switches increased from 4-6 ?
Can that be viewed within Domoticz?

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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by mbliek » Wednesday 01 October 2014 18:38

That's too bad.

On the devices tab you see an reception number.

The higher the number. The better the reception is.
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(TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by mbliek » Wednesday 01 October 2014 22:44

There are more antennas like this one.
I bought this one 2 weeks ago.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... a&_sacat=0
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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by sincze » Thursday 02 October 2014 16:01

mbliek wrote:There are more antennas like this one.
I bought this one 2 weeks ago.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... a&_sacat=0
Ah the links shows me all kind of antennas.

This is the one you mean?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antenna-433Mhz- ... 2577763d3e

Does it really work? I just have 1 door/sensor just out of range.

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Post by mbliek » Thursday 02 October 2014 16:36

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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by Sappien » Thursday 02 October 2014 21:21

A few weeks agot I orderd 2x 5 dBi antennas, and it working indeed much better. ( 1 for sale € 7,50 include shipping)

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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by kimhav » Thursday 02 October 2014 22:19

Well, I got one of these antennas from ebay; http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Antenna-433 ... netic-base:

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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by vmb » Saturday 04 October 2014 8:26

Sappien wrote:A few weeks agot I orderd 2x 5 dBi antennas, and it working indeed much better. ( 1 for sale € 7,50 include shipping)
Could you please send a link. I'm interested
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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by vmb » Saturday 04 October 2014 8:29

kimhav wrote:Well, I got one of these antennas from ebay; http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Antenna-433 ... netic-base:

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Any experiences yet? Noticed any improvements?

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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by bbqkees » Monday 06 October 2014 9:12

Did anyone try to build a groundplane antenna like this one http://ukhas.org.uk/guides:payloadantenna?
To me it seems they will work better than the 1 piece antenna's like all in this topic.

I have ordered an extension cable to build such a groundplane antenna but it hasn't arrived yet.
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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by Sappien » Tuesday 07 October 2014 8:55

The 5 dBi i'm using is working great, without it I had some issues with the lamps in the garden.

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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by vmb » Tuesday 07 October 2014 9:32

Sappien wrote:The 5 dBi i'm using is working great, without it I had some issues with the lamps in the garden.
thx! Nice to hear. Ordered one myself.

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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by schmm » Thursday 09 October 2014 19:48

Sappien wrote:A few weeks agot I orderd 2x 5 dBi antennas, and it working indeed much better. ( 1 for sale € 7,50 include shipping)
Do you have a link From where you bought it?

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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by sincze » Wednesday 22 October 2014 20:36

mbliek wrote:I just bought this cheap 433 receiver for my RFXcom433 and all switches increased from 4 to 6. Most went 2 up.

You can stick it anywhere you want. And it has an nice long cable.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 0935792243
Ordered one.
Received it after 10 days.
And yes indeed it does AMP the reception a bit.
Now I have to figure out the exact placement to cover my 'whole' property.
Thanks for the tip!!

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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by Calzor Suzay » Wednesday 19 November 2014 19:02

Dragging up a thread but is the higher the dBi the better the boost/aerial will be?

For example this one claims to be 3 dBi http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3db-Antenna-4 ... 45f9e824aa

and this 5 dBi http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GSM-Antenna-4 ... 2ed86bc309

I'm looking at this style of aerial as it's behind the TV where the Raspberry Pi is.

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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by Calzor Suzay » Wednesday 03 December 2014 18:22

Well FYI I bought the second one of my links and although it's pretty small it does seem to be picking stuff up that previously didn't and was quite far away.
So far thumbs up although we'll see if it's effected by interference from people etc over time.

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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by bbqkees » Wednesday 03 December 2014 20:54

Calzor Suzay wrote:Well FYI I bought the second one of my links and although it's pretty small it does seem to be picking stuff up that previously didn't and was quite far away.
So far thumbs up although we'll see if it's effected by interference from people etc over time.
I've got the same antenna a few weeks ago but it did not improve reception at all.
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Re: (TIP) Increase reception RFXcom433

Post by Calzor Suzay » Thursday 04 December 2014 11:29

Maybe my original antenna is badly placed and this just improved it then.

I have it at the back of the house in the lounge where Raspberry Pi is plugged into the TV, I could get most stuff except the Garage (separate building) struggled to pick up motion sensor and I could never get sensor at the top of the stairs. It all seems to pick up fine now. I was a bit sceptical at first as the aerial is tiny, not much more than the original but (touch wood) seems to work ok so far :)

BTW my house is thick solid brick built, even internal walls.

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