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    Question Poor Pico range

    I'm seeing really poor range from Picos to the processor--much worse than I ever saw to a Ra2 main repeater. Has anyone else seen this? Any idea if a different channel might help? This is in a condo building where I have no idea what interference there might be.

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    Have you upgraded to Designer 22.2 and subsequently updated the firmware of the RA3 processor? The new release is supposed to increase the operational range of both X and A devices.

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    Thank you. Yes, I’m on 22.2. It’s now prompting me to install 22.3, so I’ll try that and see if it improves. I suspect it’s the concrete floor causing issues.

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    Fresh battery might help too. That whole "10 year battery" thing is not really real-world

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    New battery, upgraded the firmware, and it was still not working reliably. I think it had to do with the foot-thick concrete floor between the floor with the processor and the floor with the problem picos. So while it was technically within the prescribed distance, it was not working. Installed a second processor on the other floor and all works perfectly now.

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    Yea a 12" thick concrete barrier will block any RF thats a given...

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    Have you changed the RA3 processor's firmware after upgrading to Designer 22.2? The operational range of both X and A devices is claimed to be increased by the latest update.

    flagle

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