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Bad Transmitting on ET-73

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

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...hit.gif

 

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.

 

FFJ

post #2 of 5

That's not unusual for the 73. Check out this thread on installing an antenna on the transmitter.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/83054/remote-thermo-range-boost

 

 

And here's the direct link to the fix

http://www.instructables.com/id/Increasing-the-Range-of-a-Wireless-BBQ-Thermometer/ 

 

 

post #3 of 5

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.

 

 

Bear

 

post #4 of 5

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.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

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.


Edited by flyfishjeep - 5/9/11 at 7:46am
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