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Reviews Categories | Weather Stations | Radio Shack Wireless Thermometer (Cat. No. 63-1026) Help


Reviews Summary for Radio Shack Wireless Thermometer (Cat. No. 63-1026)
Radio Shack Wireless Thermometer (Cat. No. 63-1026) Reviews: 5 Average rating: 2.6/5 MSRP: $49
Description: Wireless Thermometer/Receiver
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KE6PID Rating: 5/5 Jan 31, 2008 11:23 Send this review to a friend
Easy Outdoor tempature  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is what it is. A cheap remote wireless thermometer. Because it operates around 430 Mhz you can hear the remote unit sending about once every 20 seconds-if you are listening in the 70cm bands. The receiver appears to be a sampling super regenerative type, if you are into 70 cm weak signal work you may hear this too. Emission is quite broadband on both RX and TX; the actual frequency seems to wander around a bit. You can purchase extra remote sensors (up to 3-switchable channels) so you can monitor temperatures in different areas. Likewise you can have several indoor units monitoring a single outdoor unit. Range is as advertised. The outdoor units have proven to be weatherproof and battery longevity excellent. I like the large easy to read digits and the settable temperature alarms. Te outdoor transmitters seem to use the same protocol as other Radio Shack and Oregon Scientific systems.
 
K3ROJ Rating: 0/5 Aug 21, 2007 19:26 Send this review to a friend
Intererence  Time owned: months
If you happen to be into ATV and use the 434 MHz frequency, forget about receiving ATV stations. Every few seconds it transmits a pulse train on 433 MHz. Even when doing weak signal work on 432, you will experience problems. One night my neighbors unit vanished which solved my problem. It is easier just to watch the weather channel instead of creating interference.
 
KB9VRG Rating: 4/5 May 29, 2004 21:11 Send this review to a friend
Does what it was designed to  Time owned: more than 12 months
Have had this unit with two remote transmitter/thermometers for over three years. Absolutely no problems. Change the batteries about once a season.

Temperature alert feature is great for keeping track of plants on the deck.

For the price, great unit.
 
KC4FFD Rating: 1/5 Jun 21, 2003 17:40 Send this review to a friend
Poor for remote use  Time owned: more than 12 months
Even with a new set of batteries I can't get the remote temp to show up one floor away or outside. The needed rage is less than 20'. Works with both units on the same table but that is not much help.
 
K6DPB Rating: 3/5 Nov 27, 2001 23:03 Send this review to a friend
Less than expected  Time owned: more than 12 months
The Radio Shack Wireless Thermometer will struggle to get it's signal 50' from transmitter to receiver even when kept in the clear. RS's Specs. indicate a 50-90 foot range (20-30 Meters).
Actual operation is more like 30'. Also be aware that the unit uses 433 MHz and must execpt interference from other sources (like your high powered 70 CM rig). On the bright side, Battery life appears to be better than spec.
I change the cells every 6 months (prior to failure). When this unit is replaced or relocated to another location I will be looking for a 2.4GHz unit.
 


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