Trivial question about indoor/outdoor RF thermometer behavior.

albert_135December 2, 2011

I've some brand x thermometer RF receiver with three channels. It picks up three temperature reading from somewhere in the neighborhood. The temperatures are close to what one would expect. I don't know where any of the transmitter are located, just somewhere in the neighborhood.

This morning I got the expected temperatures near 30F on channels two and three but channel one reported 13F. Could someone have moved their transmitter to their freezer and it still transmit? Can a transmitter go bezerk? There is a mountain about 12 miles away. The transmitter will not transmit that far will it?

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I'd think the metal shell of a refrigerator would interfere with the signal. Maybe that sensor has a bad battery. Is it possible that two are in the sun and one in the shade?

    Bookmark   December 2, 2011 at 10:48PM
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All channels are back to reading nearly the same this morning. Yesterdays reported readings were before sunrise. Someone could have changed a battery I suppose. I've only this old receiver. I don't know where the transmitters are located.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2011 at 8:49AM
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