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Program a Megacode remote into a HomeLink system
Viewed 11291 times since Mon, May 16, 2011
Some older automobiles with HomeLink instructed you to hold the remote control’s button for up to 20 seconds. The Megacode remotes stop transmitting after 10 seconds and were difficult to program into the HomeLink system. The newer instructions... Read More
AP-4 or AP-5 - Beeps every few seconds
Viewed 4107 times since Fri, Apr 2, 2010
The AP-4 and AP-5 are designed to work with the MGT gate-edge transmitter. The MGT transmitter is battery and loop supervised and reports to the receiver if the battery level is low or if the gate edge cable has been cut. If a normal transmitter is... Read More
AP-4, AP-5 - Obtain transmitter code
Viewed 3847 times since Mon, Mar 22, 2010
To obtain the code for an unmarked transmitter, press the Transmitter button and note the three numbers on the display (these are the last three numbers of the code). While the three numbers are still visible, press and hold the Display button and... Read More
What transmitters work with the WOR?
Viewed 3378 times since Wed, Apr 21, 2010
You can use any Megacode, block-coded transmitter with the WOR. Block coded transmitters are programmed the same as block coded cards, so if you think of the remotes as cards and the WOR as a card reader, it makes the job simpler. ACT-21B ... Read More
How can I extend the range of my receiver?
Viewed 2711 times since Mon, Mar 8, 2010
Many Linear receivers are equipped with an 'F' connector to attach an external antenna. Linear makes two external antenna models: EXA-1000 (AAE00198) and EXA-2000 (AAE00331). The total length of coax from the receiver to the antenna should not... Read More
Can I use other maker’s remotes with Linear Access products?
Viewed 2707 times since Wed, Mar 31, 2010
Linear access control receivers are designed to work with our Megacode remotes. There may be other remotes on the market that claim to work with our products, but there is no assurance as to compatibility or quality. Read More
MGR, MGR-2 - Programming
Viewed 2624 times since Thu, Mar 25, 2010
When you remove the back of the receiver you will see one (MGR) or two (MGR-2) pushbutton(s); these will be referred to as programming buttons. To program a new transmitter: Press and release the program button (For the MGR-2, select program button... Read More
Why do all four buttons on my ACT-34B open the main gate?
Viewed 2623 times since Wed, Apr 7, 2010
AE-1000+, AE-2000+ It's possible that the Button Schedule has been modified so the main gate's relay is set to "any." This setting allows any button on the remote to trigger the relay. To correct this, you will need to make changes in the... Read More
What is the radio range of my devices?
Viewed 2551 times since Wed, Apr 7, 2010
Advertised radio range is determined by field tests on a test range. These tests are line-of-sight, with no obstructions. The range must meet Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards. These standards are used by all manufacturers of radio... Read More
What battery does my Linear remote use?
Viewed 2514 times since Mon, Mar 22, 2010
ACT-21, 22: 2ea - 1616 ACT-31, 34: 2ea - 2016 MT-1, MT-2: 1ea - 9 Volt MDT-1, 2, 4: 2ea - 2032 Read More
What is the Megacode operating frequency?
Viewed 2371 times since Mon, Apr 19, 2010
The Megacode product line frequency is 318 MHz. Read More
What do the LEDs on the WOR Indicate?
Viewed 2200 times since Wed, Apr 14, 2010
There are two LEDs on the WOR: Red and Green. The Red LED illuminates when there is a radio signal present. This signal usually indicates the reception of a Megacode remote, but some types of radio interference can also make the LED flicker. The... Read More
What Wiegand formats does the WOR output?
Viewed 2118 times since Wed, Apr 14, 2010
The WOR is capable of outputting Wiegand data in 26, 30, and 31-Bit formats. The output format is selected by DIP switches. Read More
What’s the purpose of the program button on the WOR?
Viewed 2115 times since Thu, Apr 15, 2010
The program button is use to save the switch settings to non-volatile RAM. If you make any changes to the DIP switches, be sure to press and release the program button. This will erase the old settings and save the new settings. Read More