Bad Transmitting on ET-73

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by flyfishjeep, May 8, 2011.

  1. flyfishjeep

    flyfishjeep Smoking Fanatic

    My wife purchased a new ET-73 for my birthday in March and the few times that I have used it I can't get it to transmit unless I am in direct view of the transmitter...[​IMG]

    Is anyone else have this trouble?  The batteries are new so I can eliminate that problem. 

    It is very frustrating since I have been looking forward to having this thermometer for a while and now that I have it, it doesn't do me any good.

    Thanks for any help.

  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: May 9, 2011
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Like Dan said, that's not real unusual for the 73.

    Mine had serious problems shooting from my living room to my front porch, which is just a 6" thick log wall, with one steel front door between transmitter & receiver (total about 40').

    I have since demoted that unit to keep an eye on my basement freezer, from my Dining Room, and I got an ET-732 for the smoker.

  4. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's the one thing that sucks about the ET-73. You can try to add the antenna but I have always been afraid to try it.
  5. flyfishjeep

    flyfishjeep Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Dan!  I will be trying out the mod this coming weekend.  Hopefully it will work much better so I can relax in the mancave and have the tbs rolling outside on the crappy days.
    Last edited: May 9, 2011

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