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RF woes

In Hardware on Apr 22, 2009 at 00:01

I’ve been trying to set up a JeeNode as forwarding gateway from the various 868 MHz OOK signals into the RFM12B packet format. The lower left block in the following diagram, that is:

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But I can’t seem to get it to work…

The 868 MHz OOk receiver and the RFM12B transceiver both work fine. In isolation. But when I run code which enables both receivers, the OOK module stops receiving proper data.

There was a mention somewhere about having to provide a really clean power level to the OOK radio, so I’ll probably try again with a separate regulator for it. Or maybe move the two radio modules further apart, since they are both to the same 868 MHz frequency band.

Can’t think of much else. Hm, again.