Interesting thread on et-73 mods

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by starsfaninco, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. starsfaninco

    starsfaninco Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    http://tvwbb.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a...7290051153/p/1


    I've had poor range problems since day one. The only way I've been able to get it to work inside the house is by setting the reciever in an open window. Maverick has sent me 2 replacements but I still have poor range. I opened it up this morning to try and extend the antenna.

    I think we may have discovered why so many of the earlier ET-73's had problems. They left out the antennas! [​IMG]



    http://www.ihaveadotcom.com/Maverick/et-73.jpg


    EDIT: Jeff and/or mods, this link is to the webber virtual bullet site and might not be appropriate here but does have some great info.
     
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    great thread Stars.......i am STILL reading it..........Bubba......looks like maybe yours didn't have a antenna wire inside the recieving unit........
     
  3. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    My reception also is lacking, I will be taking mine apart tonight to experiment with.

    Thanks.
     
  4. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    where's smokie okie?

    i see he has replied to this link that was posted........

    i am asking one for christmas......but i am going to contact Maverick with this link and see what they have to say...........
     
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    okay.....i asked for a ET-73..........

    now that i read all 12 pages of the link that Stars posted.......i just emailed em

    here is my email........this was sent to the darren in the link......he is now operations manager


    well..........i have been following this post .......12 pages worth.........

    http://tvwbb.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a...7290051153/p/1

    and it seems to me.......NOTHING has changed with the ET-73

    and i asked for one for christmas..........seems after 2 years.......nothing has changed........so..........should i rescind my request from my family for one of these?????

    i noticed that no one from your company bothered to even register to let all these folks know you are on the problem

    can you give me ANY reason to buy one of your units?

    Steve Nichols
     
  6. starsfaninco

    starsfaninco Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Please post any response you might get. I'm very curious to see.

    KE
     
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    you KNOW i will.........i really like the PROPAGANDA they spew......lets see if they have got their CRAP together yet..........

    but their press release IS good....you have to give em that
     
  8. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have 3 thermos- 1 quick check-and a couple in meat dials-I just a good ole boy that learned from elders-no need for fancy here.
     
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    okay.......Stars i said i would get back to you on any response.......NADA yet.........SO...............

    i emailed the prez.........AND all of the staff........heres the copy......wonder if THIS will get any response.......

    Dear sir..........

    hello, my name is steve nichols.........

    i have asked for christmas one of your E-73's......but have read some disturbing problems with them......re: No antenna with the unit.........i emailed Darren Keller last week......but still no response.......i know its the holidays......but i would of thought i would of at least gotten some acknowledgment

    here is my email to him

    well..........i have been following this post .......12 pages worth.........

    http://tvwbb.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a...7290051153/p/1

    and it seems to me.......NOTHING has changed with the ET-73

    and i asked for one for christmas..........seems after 2 years.......nothing has changed........so..........should i rescind my request from my family for one of these?????

    i noticed that no one from your company bothered to even register to let all these folks know you are on the problem

    can you give me ANY reason to buy one of your units?

    Steve Nichols

    i really like what the advertisements say about your product......but if you click on that link i included......you have a ongoing problem with this unit........even in Sept. 07.....

    i hope you can assure me, that your product performs as advertised........


    thank you for your time

    Steve Nichols


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    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
     
  10. starsfaninco

    starsfaninco Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, I expected some sort of a response before now, even if it was just a form letter. This should garner some sort of response from them for sure...

    KE
     
  11. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Interesting ... after Christmas, I'll be opening mine up too!
    Looking forward to the letter response ... stay after them! [​IMG]
     
  12. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    like a bulldog onna...........uh.........summin.........

    btw squeeze............nice pic in your profile.......can't remember what i was doing there........think i was clicking on a thread........and fat fingered your profile..........hehehehe
     
  13. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     
  14. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    bubba......if nothing else..........make that mod...........6.5 inches of 20 gauge wire and stick out the case........seems like it werks..........
     
  15. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, there was an antenna in the case, made a small notch on the bottom side and got it hanging out now.

    Seem's like i have better range already, probe is in the shop and i'm getting a reading thru the door........lost reading inside the house but still MUCH better than it was.
    Thank's alot for this thread bro!!![​IMG]
     
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    you have a idea of the length steve?????

    that link that was posted......one dude had a antenna inside.....but it was like 9 inches...........i believe he even made a mod to that..........

    PLUS........try putting in NEW.....good batt.s

    that mite even add some distance
     
  17. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ya, hung out about 6"
    Good idea about the battterie's, never thought of that!!
     
  18. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    since its a family forum.........i will not respond to that........LOLOLOLOL
     
  19. starsfaninco

    starsfaninco Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey guys, antenna length will make a huge difference. I think I read in the thread that the frequency was 433mhz and that the antenna length needed to be 6.5 inches. Longer unless it's in the correct ratio 1/4 wave, 1/2 wave, etc could hurt your performance. Glad this thread is helping some folks. It's about time I contributed something other than a few pictures of cooked food :)
     
  20. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm a little concerned about compromising the water resistance of the unit by opening and notching the case.
    Do we need to check receiver & transmitter for antennaes?
     

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