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Sonoff RF Bridge extended range

Hi,
I have a sonoff rf bridge and i need to replace the receive antenna cause i have rf module that the bridge didn’t get the code .
any idea ?

Hi,

How far is it from the bridge?

10 meter i think… the problem module is like 20 meter from bridge and the bridge is in my warehouse

Could you indicate what brand/model of module we are talking about ?


this product.

oh, unfortunately this is one of the more powerfull that I know.

The different possibilities are:

  • add another rf bridge in your wifi coverage but closer to the sensor
  • move your existing rf bridge, but I think you already think about it
  • Modify the RF bridge receiver antenna
  • Modifiy the sensor emitter antenna
  • FInd a more powerfull door sensor (I haven’t done some db test with my range yet)

this is what i am looking for… can you help me with that ??

OK i have been modified the antenna its now recognize over 50m…
i just remove the left antenna(near the buzzer) and take network wire(1 from the 8 wire) and soldering it to board and its now much longer. the wire is about 60-70 cm long.

Great!

You were lucky if you get better performance without having done some math. Indeed the antenna length should be calculated following the wavelength of the frequency.
But if it works I will let it like that :slight_smile:

Well the happy was too early.
I managed to improve the absorption slightly but probably not enough because I can’t absorb the module that is farther away.
I’d love to get you the antenna size calculation formula.

Theoreticaly 17.3cm
here is some reading:
https://www.meteocercal.info/forum/Thread-Looking-for-best-Antenna-model-your-opinion-on-exotic-designs