Wireless repeaters extend the range possible between primary transmitter (eg the ISS unit) and the main VP2 console. Standard and long-range repeaters are available in both AC and solar-powered versions.
The 6354 solar-powered long-range repeaters have two separate internal connectors, one for receive and one for retransmit, intended for linking to external antennas (which must be specified and purchased separately). Because these add-on antennas can have much higher gain than the standard whip antenna contained in the standard repeaters they offer the possibility of much longer range in a single hop. With two high-gain antennas fitted, a range of up to 1km or potentially even more can be achieved, provided line-of-sight for each leg of the signal path is maintained.
There are two types of long-range repeater: 7654 is a solar-powered version and will operate in a completely isolated location. 7653 is the AC-powered version, and therefore is only suitable for use when a mains supply is close at hand.
For use with Wireless Vantage Pro2, Vantage Vue, or special-purpose stations.
Further details about using wireless repeaters are provided on the 'VP Supplementary Sensors, Stations and Accessories' page at our Main Site.
NB. Long-range repeaters require separate antennas - enquire by telephone or e-mail for details and prices.