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Howdy folks,
I have a somewhat larger than average DCS operated layout occupying some 2400 sq.ft. using 2 TIU's. At the furthest point, the operator may be 60ft from the only TMCC command base that's currently connected. Does it make any sense to add another command base and connect it to the other TIU of the layout...or will this simply discombobulate the signal?
Thanks for your thoughts.
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Hi Boris,

Jeff is correct, two TMCC command bases won't work. You have a few options depending on what you're trying to accomplish.

If you need better radio range for the TMCC remote you need to relocate the TMCC command base to a more central location. The easiest way to do this is to add a DB-9 serial cable to existing DCS/TMCC cable. You can extend the cable up to 15 feet without hurting the communications between the TIU and command base.

If you need better range for running TMCC locomotives with the DCS remote you can relocate one of the TIU's to a more central location. If that's not practical, you can modify the TIU to which the command base is connected with an external 900MHz antenna. You can run a coax cable from the TIU to an antenna in a central location.

Hope that helps.
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