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Re: Off-the-shelf cheap hack 2.4GHz signal source

I have 4 of them around the outside of the house and during winter the freq drift
is so bad when it is around 32 that I can't see the camera on it's own rx. I do
have fun with one in my outside fish pond. FISHCAM.

Margaret Leber wrote:

> Bill Hurlock wrote:
> > I have several of the X10 camera and the RF freq drifts pretty badly with
> > temp. The cameras are located outside so they are always in a changing temp
> > enviroment. They do make a quick check siganl source and they are pretty
> > cheap.
> > Margaret Leber wrote:
> >> Folks who are looking for a jackleg 2.4 GHz test signal source may need
> >> to look no further than their own house or local Radio Shack.
> >> I'm currently listening to audio from my VX-5R (tuned to a broadcast
> >> station) playing though an "X-10 Wireless Audio/Video Sender"...
> OK, thanks. That lets me know that the drift is most likely the X-10. It
> was *way* more than the S2 beacon, even with doppler. I could sit and
> watch the discriminator meter move <grin>. Fortunately, having the
> meter, it was pretty easy to track the frequency drift. Evidently the
> reciver end of this combo has a very wide passband or significant AFC.
> The sender was *indoors* for this test; I don't think the temperature
> varied much. It's prolly just inherently unstable by our standards. But
> it beats the hell out of trying to listen to your microwave oven. I
> don't know if I'd buy one of these just for a signal source, but I've
> seen them at hamfests and I bet some folks on this list have them
> gathering dust someplace too.
> 73 de Maggie K3XS
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