Radio reception issue
dbemowsk last edited by
So,, I built myself a new controller for my garage door. The original one I had based on an old cell phone charger for power and it was built on an older less reliable breadboard that I was using when I started on MySensors. The new controller uses a power supply module similar to the HLK power modules that people have used on here, and one of the easy newbie PC boards from OpenHardware IO. The radio I am using is an NRF24L01+PA+LNA with a pigtail antenna extension that I have wired to the outer case of the garage door opener with an external antenna. I have run a few tests and the controller works well. The problem I have is that when I put the outer metal case of the opener back on, the node stops communicating with the gateway. When I try to send a switch command in Domoticz to open or close the door, I get a message that it could not send the switch command. The whole reason for me using the NRF24L01+PA+LNA radio was so that I could have the external antenna to prevent that problem. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can try?
Here is a pic of what things look like.
flopp last edited by flopp
Try to angle the antenna in different directions
try with another nRF
try to have the nRF outside the box when you close it