Hunter Remote Control

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by sleeton, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. sleeton

    sleeton LawnSite Member
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    is anyone using the hunter remote control to run controllers, the icr, i have been thinking about buying one but want some feedback before i drop the money

    scott
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    DUCKS AND RUNS FROM ML AND PH
     
  3. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    works great!! I changed half of grand junction colorado over to the ICR....good investment, easy to install works perfect
     
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    ditto...i bought the cheap one just to try out before buying the biggie.

    im excited
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Two tips on getting a bit more range with the SRR when cement or brick is getting in the way - hold the transmitter high in the air, and try a different orientation (like a TV antenna)

    One more truck is to touch the transmitter to your chin (like it was an electric razor) to increase range.

    If the radio signals fry your brain....... Well, how would we tell? :p
     
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    didn't you use mine? the big one works great, we (as rotor will attest) have some HUGE accounts that the remote has been a life saver.
     
  7. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    haha!

    any other tricks you care to bestow on me?

    I was thinking about jumping a few sensor ports to a basement window if range became an issue...Think that would work?
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    The general idea is to have the controller mounted against an exterior wall, and have the connector outside. They do make a special shielded extension cable, for more controller-mounting optons.
     
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fantastic...so my idea of juming 2 sensor wires together and placing out a window would work in theory?


    you ever done that before, where there was a very large basement with few windows?
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you extend the standard cable, the wire picks up enough "stray emf" to produce an error message. Rules of the FCC game, that they can't alter the circuitry to prevent that. You have to look at the existing installations, and see how you'll make them remote-friendly.
     

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