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can the range of the e400 be extended?

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Can the range of the e400 (RF5FM) be extended from 2500 feet to 4000 feet?

on a Kia Rio 2016.

If yes, what do I need and what steps should i take.

 

thanks
asked Dec 29, 2015 in Kia by zerokewl (140 points)

1 Answer

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This might sound funny but you can squeak a little more range out of the remote and antenna by placing the remotes under your chin and using your body as an amplifier. Other than this old little trick the range is what it is. If you want more range you will need to purchase a different remotes and antenna kit compatible with the e400.
answered Dec 29, 2015 by derek ! (284,570 points)
Which remote and which antenna kit are compatible with the e400 in order to get a range of 4000 feet?
I would suggest the ftx-64-2w or 1w...2w= 2 way, 1w= 1 way remotes, these remotes and antenna are tested at 4000 with no obstructions in sight.
What if the remote is pressed inside a wall-mart building, would that be considered obstruction?

I did a test and compared it with an OEM starter. Side by side at the back of the store, the oem worked. Only difference was the range. Had to walk all the way to the entrance for the e400 to work.

Is the ftx-64-1W the only compatible antenna for the e400?
Yes buildings will impede range, specially something like a wal mart or a hospital these have several wiresless networks going on inside.

As far as I know, no the ftx64 will require its own antenna.
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