For what it's worth, I ran with a pro (RPSMA type) for my transmitter in a second story window this past season. I had a 9db antenna on it. On the recieving side the majority where standard xbee radios with 1" whip antennas and a couple of the pros with 5db antennas on them. All radios, and antennas, where inside CG enclosures except the transmitting one and I didn't have any major issues. There were some occasional misfires but these were as common on the pros with 5db antennas on them as they were on the built in whips so Im chalking that up radio interference from another source and I was just too lazy to their up all of the xbee's and try reprogramming them to differ PAN IDs. Oh, max distance between tx and rx was probably 60-80 feet. As with everything though, this is my personal experience and YMMV.
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I got 3 @ 9.50 + 2.59 S/H = $31.09
Click on the Best Offer & offer 8.00 for each, he'll get you a counteroffer, and accept that, will save you a few $$$
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2013: 10,000 LEDs - Mega Tree, 3 Leaping Arches with Poles, 1 RenSS24 & 6 RenSS16 with XBee Snap-In Kits
That's pretty good, I might have to try it.
I decided to pick up three spares in case there is a problem with my orignal five. I offered $8.00 on Friday morning countered his offer with $8.50 in the afternoon, he accepted my last allowed offer of $9.00 each this morning.
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2012 -First year, over 35,000 lights and 410 Total Channels of Blinky Flashy - 275 Channels Renard and 135 Channels of E1.31. All wireless.
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Darn I wish I read this post about 30 min ago.
I got 6 @ 9.50
They were very quick for me. I offered $8 for 2 XBEEs, counter offered $9, and they accepted it! 2x $9 + $2.52 shipping = $20.52 for 2 XBEEs
I wonder how low they would have gone if we had done a GB on these? (Just wondering aloud)
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