Purchased an IR repeater from Radio Shack but the transmitter does not seem to be working (no LED at all). Receiver alone works when remote is activated at closer distances (LED flashes) Both receiver and transmitter are plugged in using supplied 120v adapters. Should there be an LED present in the transmitter?
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USE ONLY WITH SERIES II ELECTRONICS.<br />
Older Transmitters and Receivers will not work with these new
electronics. There are no Security Code Switches inside the Door
Operators, Transmitters and Receivers.<br />
To Program Receiver <br />
Step 2-1 Locate the Learn Code Button and Radio Signal Indicator on the Power Head Receiver of your Door Operator.<br />
Step 2-2 Press a Transmitter Button once within 30 seconds.<br />
Step 2-3 Press and release the Learn Code Button<br />
• The Radio Signal Indicator will blink approximately 2 times per second.<br />
• The Radio Signal Indicator stays lit - SOLID.<br />
Step 2-4 Press the same Transmitter Button within 30 seconds.<br />
• Radio Signal Indicator will go out.<br />
NOTE: If a second Transmitter Code is not confirmed within 30 seconds or
if a different Transmitter Code is sent, the Radio Signal Indicator
will blink approximately 4 times per second, then programming will
stop. If programming stops, repeat Steps 2-2 through 2-4.<br />
Step 2-5 Repeat Steps 2-2 through Step 2-4 for each Transmitter, Wireless Keypad or other access device to be learned.<br />
NOTE: A maximum of 7 Transmitter, Wireless Keypad and other access
device Codes can be stored into Receiver Memory at one time. If a
Transmitter becomes lost or if you want to delete a Transmitter,
Wireless Keypad or other access device, proceed to ERASING ALL RECEIVER
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Multi-Button Transmitters</span><br />
NOTE: Only ONE button of a Multi-Button Transmitter can be programmed
into a single Receiver. The other buttons are to control other Door
NOTE: If you are replacing a lost or stolen Transmitter:(1) Erase ALL
Transmitter Codes from the Receiver memory. (2) Reprogram the Receiver
with the remaining Transmitters Codes.<br />
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Erasing All Receiver Memory</span><br />
Step 4-1 Press and HOLD the Learn Code Button for 10 seconds or until Radio Signal Indicator goes out.<br />
<span style="font-weight: bold;">ALL Transmitter Codes are erased from Receiver memory.</span><br style="font-weight: bold;" />
Step 4-2 Reprogram the Receiver with the remaining Transmitter Codes (Repeat Steps 2-2 through 2-4).<br />
<span style="font-weight: bold;">Step 5-1 Battery replacement</span><br />
• Slide Battery Cover off of Transmitter back.<br />
• Replace with new batteries.<br />
• Slide Battery Cover back on.<br />
<span style="font-weight: bold;"><br />
Step 5-2 Visor Clip installation</span><br />
• Slide Visor Clip into back of transmitter until it snaps into<br />
GP300 radios will operate either radio-to-radio or in conjunction with a repeater. If your radio no longer works through a repeater, you might check to see if it will work in talk-around mode (radio-to-radio). Check with your repeater service provider to see if the repeater is in working order. One other item which might occur with a repeater would be if your radio is no longer recognized by serial number by the repeater. This is also something the service provider could help you with.
I have read some very bad reviews about that product, you may be better off returning it to the store and asking for a replacement, and maybe you could ask the guys at the store if you set it up correctly first.
Yes, if you mean XM reception. Your microwave oven is actually a radio transmitter near the Satellite Radio frequencies and when you use your microwave, it WILL wipe-out XM radios. Even my neighbor can do it to mine! Check it out - boil some water and watch your signal fade in and out! You're going to want to move the radio, or use a 'repeater' for it, or use the playback of prerecorded.
the ir feed receiver amplifier has failed a common sony fault on older units a fix is about $100.00 or use a repeater ir blaster from circuit city for $40 and try that you can return if no success the repeater eye covers the receivers originaland pumps up the out put into the unit
You begin by setting up your existing (((XM)))
antenna the one that came in your home kit (not included in repeater package) in a location that gets good
reception of the (((XM))) signal. This may be outside, or on a south facing
window sill. This antenna gets plugged into the rear of the Delphi (((XM)))
Radio Signal Repeater Transmitter. A power jack is right next to the
antenna connection, and should be plugged in and to the wall with the
included power supply. There is also a "PWR OUT" selector switch on the
rear of the unit which allows you to control the strength of the signal
transmitted from the unit.
Once the power and antenna are attached, both
blue indicator lights will light up on the face of the unit. The blue antenna indicator will light up only to signify that
the antenna is attached correctly. It does not let you know whether
your antenna is in a location receiving a good (((XM))) signal or not. You
will have to look at the signal strength indicator on your (((XM))) radio receiver do
determine best location for the (((XM))) antenna.
Once you have this setup, place the Repeater
Antenna close to your existing (((XM))) Radio and plug it into your antenna
jack on the (((XM))) radio cradle. This connector is identical to your
(((XM))) Home Antenna provided with all Boom boxes and (((XM))) home receivers and
kits so compatibility is guaranteed. The Repeater Receiver Antenna does
not require any separate power connections.
Hope this helps! SATELLITE RADIO WAREHOUSE
Possibly your new equipment doesn't use IR (infared) as the media for the remote. I have used the pyramid and different versions of it for DirecTV/Dish and most everything else for years with no major problems. occasionally a unit will fail, but that happens. If the red light blinks on the "transmitter" (no antenna) it should indicate that it is receiving IR from the remote. The "receiver" (antenna) has to be oriented correctly in front of the unit to be controlled. I put the receiver no closer than 5' to the unit. The signal coming out is a cone shape and it's easier to aim the further away you are. As a test, you could try using the remote to control a stereo or something else, even a fan. If the remote has a led or a dark red plastic cap on the front end, it should be an IR unit.
An infared detector is just a transistor that is covered with clear plastic. matching the spec on it though is hit or miss. first be sure it is not the ir trasmitter, take it to radio shack and see if their infared re-transmitter broadcaster sees it . or aim at a digital camera or hold near a radio though that only hears the digital part. radio shack has some iR transistors in stock usually . basically you can just plug one in and it may work but you may have to know how to bias (balance ) the transistor to work correctly. there are many places to scrounge a ir receiver transistor old tvs , learning remotes, laptops , printers , you can inject the output signal of the remote into the ir circuit to see if it is working but you need to add a resistor and drop the voltage a bit. hope that helps some.
The Kenwood VR-510 does indeed respond to IR remotes. I now use a Logitech Harmony H659 which is IR only.
Your issue is a problem with the VR-510, actualy the whole series had a problem with cold solder joints on an assembly behind the front panel. Fix that and fix the problem. It frustrated me for 5 yrs.
Go here for the fix:
This site has the fix well documented: http://resnet.uoregon.edu/~gurney_j/kenwoodrepair/.
All is working great now!