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x   X-10 REMOTE CONTROL
xx   REMOTE CONTROL

Computerize a home. Interfacing a computer to the BSR-Brand wireless remote control system sold by Sears-Roebuck. Use it to control electrical devices.
BYTE Jan 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 28
Added Info BYTE Jun 1980 (v.5#6) pg. 14
Added Info BYTE Aug 1980 (v.5#8) pg. 238
Added Info BYTE Nov 1980 (v.5#11) pg. 266
Added Info BYTE Apr 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 330
Added Info BYTE Dec 1981 (v.6#12) pg. 254

A $5.25 interface to the BSR X-10 home control system utilizes an ultrasonic transducer connected to a single bit from a computer parallel output port.
BYTE Sep 1980 (v.5#9) pg. 314

Program uses an Apple II computer (or other 6502-based computer) to control the BSR X-10 home control unit. Written in 6502 assembly-language.
BYTE Dec 1981 (v.6#12) pg. 469

An 8080-based remote appliance controller. How to install serial communications between a computer and the BSR X-10 command module.
BYTE Jan 1982 (v.7#1) pg. 239
Correction BYTE Jul 1982 (v.7#7) pg. 32

Tips to eliminate "arbitrary switching" in the BSR X-10 remote control system.
BYTE Oct 1983 (v.8#10) pg. 553

Recycling old computers. Let an old computer you no longer use control your home environment. Build a parallel interface board which can control X-10 modules via a computer program.
COMPUTERCRAFT Jan 1993 (v.3#1) pg. 16

X-10 basics. Learn about how these home-control modules work and build an X-10 computer interface that will let you use them with your PC.
COMPUTERCRAFT Dec 1993 (v.3#12) pg. 18

Remote security communicator. How to send control and voice/music signals hundreds of feet away through a common ac power line.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Apr 1983 (v.21#4) pg. 66

Increase the range of the RR501 radio receiver by attaching an external antenna to the built-in telescopic antenna.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1990 (v.5#1) pg. 6

Tips on automating the opening and closing of curtains and drapes.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1990 (v.5#1) pg. 6

Troubleshooting a motion sensor light controller which is turning on lights during the day.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1990 (v.5#1) pg. 7

X-10 remote control module ideas for controlling a furnace thermostat.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1990 (v.5#2) pg. 6

Temporary effect of static electricity on X-10 controllers is described. Includes tips on reducing static electric buildup during the winter.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1990 (v.5#2) pg. 6

Tip on using a remote control lamp module to control a transformer power pack.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1990 (v.5#2) pg. 7

Tips on using the X-10 compatible "HomeMinder" unit from Radio Shack to control more than 16 modules.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1990 (v.5#2) pg. 7

A butler in the house. Voice activated home control by Mastervoice is reviewed. Includes ideas on controlling doorbells, garage doors, vacuum cleaner, and other tips which could be implemented with other systems.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1990 (v.5#2) pg. 8

Automation without aggravation. How Leviton powerline carrier devices were used to modernize lighting control in an older home.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1990 (v.5#2) pg. 24

List of X-10 modules and controllers to make an effective intruder-alarm.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1990 (v.5#3) pg. 6
Added Info ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1990 (v.5#4) pg. 6

Tip on interfacing the X-10 CP290 Computer Interface to a Macintosh SE20 computer.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1990 (v.5#3) pg. 6

Repair option for a Radio Shack HomeMinder which is out of warranty.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1990 (v.5#3) pg. 6

Tip on using the obsolete HomeMinder controller to turn on a designated lamp and then dim it automatically.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1990 (v.5#3) pg. 7

Tip on increasing the battery backup time for a "Butler-in-the-Box" by Mastervoice.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1990 (v.5#3) pg. 7

BASIC language program for controlling the CP290 Home Control Interface.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1990 (v.5#4) pg. 7
Added Info ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1991 (v.6#2) pg. 26

How to activate an electric door strike using the X-10 control system. This allows a locked door to be opened without retracting the latch bolt.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1990 (v.5#5) pg. 6

Listing of X-10 (or equivalent) remote-control modules which can be used to control fluorescent lights.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1990 (v.5#5) pg. 6

How to improve signal quality to X-10 modules by considering the way in which your home's circuit breaker box is wired.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1990 (v.5#5) pg. 7

Automating a spa with three X-10 powerline-carrier remote control modules.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1990 (v.5#5) pg. 14

Procedure for replacing a burned-out triac in an X-10 module with a Radio Shack triac that will work better. The original triac will often fail whenever a bulb burns out.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Nov-Dec 1990 (v.5#6) pg. 6
Added Info ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1991 (v.6#5) pg. 34
Added Info ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1993 (v.8#5) pg. 14

Troubleshooting open resistors in X-10 wall switches that are caused by too much heat.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Nov-Dec 1990 (v.5#6) pg. 7

How to control a (1) ceiling fan/light combo and (2) room-to-room fan using X-10 devices.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1991 (v.6#1) pg. 32

How to control a 220 volt, 30 amp electric hot water heater with an X-10 appliance module via a 220 volt relay.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1991 (v.6#1) pg. 33

How to control the Heath/Zenith Barking Dog Alarm via an X-10 universal module.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1991 (v.6#2) pg. 16

Tips on installing an X/Y rated capacitor across the 220 volt legs of a home electrical system so that X-10 devices will operate correctly on any 110-volt leg.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1991 (v.6#3) pg. 25
Added Info ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1992 (v.7#1) pg. 28

Tip on reattaching the leaf spring found underneath the push button on a 3-way X-10 wall switch.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1991 (v.6#5) pg. 35

How to replace existing 4-way wall switches (used to control a single light from three different locations) with X-10 switches.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Nov-Dec 1991 (v.6#6) pg. 30

How to bypass (defeat) the local control of an X-10 appliance module so that devices won't accidently turn on.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1992 (v.7#1) pg. 29

Tips on dimming lamps (using the CP290 computer interface to the X-10 system) without first turning the lamps full on.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1992 (v.7#2) pg. 18

Tips on using a photocell to control X-10 modules (on at dark and off at light).
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1992 (v.7#2) pg. 19

Suggested wiring for a burglar alarm system (using either the wireless X-10 Powerhouse system or burglar interface module) that is also capable of activating other X-10 modules (connected to an audio system, telephone dialer, etc.) whenever the security system is tripped.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1992 (v.7#3) pg. 34

Modifying the X10.BAS Utility Program (written in GWBasic and supplied on the "Home Automation Software for IBM/PC compatible") so that it will run under MS-QuickBasic and control X-10 modules using the CP290 interface.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1992 (v.7#4) pg. 74

How to utilize multiple X-10 universal modules to activate door chimes with different sounds.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1992 (v.7#5) pg. 8

Tip on safely controlling low-voltage yard lights (without overheating the transformer) and variable-speed ceiling fans (with induction motors) using X-10 switches.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1992 (v.7#5) pg. 8

Troubleshooting tips to determine if an X-10 module is being activated by a loose electrical connection or by a random ON signal.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Nov-Dec 1992 (v.7#6) pg. 10

Troubleshooting X-10 modules which occasionally fail to operate. A look at static electricity, ice on power lines, or controller/module compatibility as the most likely causes.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Nov-Dec 1992 (v.7#6) pg. 11

Troubleshooting X-10 systems in large homes. A look at the three major source of problems: (1) Lack of phase coupling, (2) interference and noise, and (3) powerline impedance.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Nov-Dec 1992 (v.7#6) pg. 14

Testing for X-10 problems. Tips on testing modules and powerline to determine the source of the problem. Includes a QuickBasic 4.5/MS-DOS 5 signal test transmission program for use with a Leviton 6386 Signal Strength Indicator.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1993 (v.8#2) pg. 14

How to operate the Enerlogic System 1400e computer interface for X-10 modules on a Macintosh computer.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1993 (v.8#3) pg. 12

How to defeat the local on/off feature of an X-10 appliance module so that fluorescent lamps, air conditioners and electric blankets can be shut off without turning themselves back on due to breakdown current.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1993 (v.8#4) pg. 14

Tip on running a separate 15A, 120VAC line for wide-area control of X-10 modules.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1993 (v.8#4) pg. 14

Tip on using a thermostat to control X-10 modules via a burglar alarm interface.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1993 (v.8#5) pg. 14

How to alter the programming for an Enerlogic ES1400e system so that it will always control an X-10 module that also is triggered by another X-10 remote controller.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1993 (v.8#5) pg. 14

How to modify a Radio Shack 61-2683 wall switch module to have a local dimming option just like the Leviton 6381.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Nov-Dec 1993 (v.8#6) pg. 50

Tip on when to use either the Leviton 6299 Signal Bridge or the Leviton 6201 System Amplifier to get usable powerline control system signals on both phase A and phase B of your electrical service.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1994 (v.9#1) pg. 14

How to extract an X-10 signal from a voltage source (using the 6299 Signal Bridge) and send it over low-voltage wires.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1994 (v.9#1) pg. 15

How to replace the internal backup battery found in the Radio Shack/GE HomeMinder.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1994 (v.9#2) pg. 28

How to turn off a supplementary 12-volt alarm after a preset time period using an Enerlogic ES-1400e and a computer controller (CP290).
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1994 (v.9#2) pg. 28

Troubleshooting tips for X-10 wall switches.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1994 (v.9#3) pg. 16

Modifying a Radio Shack Model 61-2683A remote wall switch to have a local dimming function.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1994 (v.9#3) pg. 17

How to disable (bypass) the ALL LIGHTS ON and ALL UNITS OFF functions on X-10 lamp modules using the Enerlogic EX1400e programmable two-way interface.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1994 (v.9#3) pg. 17

Automating the outdoors. Lighting and pool maintenance ideas which utilize X-10 controllers.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1994 (v.9#4) pg. 10

Difficulty in using X-10 devices in thermostatic applications (such as controlling the temperature of a spa).
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1994 (v.9#4) pg. 16

Powerline. Your ticket to easy, economical home automation. Describes available PLC (powerline carrier) modules, PLC controllers, module selection procedures, disadvantages, etc.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1994 (v.9#4) pg. 38

How to use the X-10 remote-control system to detect the doorbell.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1995 (v.10#1) pg. 54

Tips on locating either motion detectors or X-10 wall-outlet modules to avoid problems from wide temperature variations.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1995 (v.10#1) pg. 54, 55

Tip on using X-10 devices to control halogen torchiere lamps.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1995 (v.10#1) pg. 55

Ideas for saving energy by using X-10 devices to (1) turn off lights in unoccupied rooms and (2) control a thermostat.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1995 (v.10#1) pg. 56

Using X-10 to control low-voltage lights via an existing 24-volt relay system.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Mar-Apr 1995 (v.10#2) pg. 56

Modifying the X-10 appliance module to work with fluorescent fixtures.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1995 (v.10#3) pg. 54

Home control software. Using a home computer to automate your home via X-10 or similar control modules. An overview of the possibilities and typical costs.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1995 (v.10#4) pg. 46

How to adapt an automatic garage door opener to transmit an X-10 signal whenever the garage door opens.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1995 (v.10#5) pg. 57

How to arm the X-10 DS7000 security system automatically using a modified wireless remote.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1995 (v.10#5) pg. 57

Automated Christmas lights. A simple X-10 holiday project.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1995 (v.10#6) pg. 58

Tip on bypassing the internal modem so that the X-10 CP290 home control software will work on a Macintosh PowerBook computer.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1995 (v.10#6) pg. 61

Tip on troubleshooting an X-10 computer controller that has stopped functioning after being knocked on the floor.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Feb 1996 (v.11#1) pg. 58

Tips on determining the cause of an X-10 system jam up (lock up) where almost everything stops functioning.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Feb 1996 (v.11#1) pg. 58

Reminder on which X-10 modules may be used to control fluorescent lights.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jun 1996 (v.11#3) pg. 58

Tip on unlocking an RF transmitter that is locking-up an X-10 control system.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jun 1996 (v.11#3) pg. 58

Tip on controlling the POWER and RECORD buttons on a VCR using a universal RF (radio frequency) remote control that is activated by an X-10 module.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Aug 1996 (v.11#4) pg. 58

Tip on improving X-10 signals by installing a capacitor across your 220-volt line from hot-to-hot.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Aug 1996 (v.11#4) pg. 58

Tips on utilizing the X-10 "ALL LIGHTS OFF" command as opposed to the "ALL UNITS OFF" command.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Oct 1996 (v.11#5) pg. 60

Trigger a remote doorbell without running wires. Utilizes the X-10 Powerflash remote control device.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Oct 1996 (v.11#5) pg. 61

Tip on locating an X-10 passive infrared motion detector to increase the coverage area and sensitivity.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1996 (v.11#6) pg. 60

How to control low-voltage landscape lights using X-10 modules.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1996 (v.11#6) pg. 60

Tips on locating signal-absorbing or noise-producing equipment that cause interference with X-10 signals.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Feb 1997 (v.12#1) pg. 68

Tip on modifying an X-10 UM506 module to shorten the momentary pulse width to about 0.5 seconds.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Feb 1997 (v.12#1) pg. 69

Using an X-10 module and Powerflash Interface to turn on a lamp when triggered by an open door/gate latch, telephone ringer, sump pump malfunction, or some other device.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Feb 1997 (v.12#1) pg. 70

Tips on turning an audio amplifier with a soft switch on/off using an X-10 module.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Apr 1997 (v.12#2) pg. 58

Tips on using X-10 devices to control the 24-volt solenoid valves of a lawn sprinkler system.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Apr 1997 (v.12#2) pg. 58
Added Info ELECTRONIC HOUSE Aug 1997 (v.12#4) pg. 60

Defending your garage door opener against code-grabbing burglars with the help of X-10 devices.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Apr 1997 (v.12#2) pg. 60

Tip on remotely controlling a 220-volt spa using an X-10 module.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jun 1997 (v.12#3) pg. 60

Tips on controlling an electric hot water heater using X-10 remote control modules.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Oct 1997 (v.12#5) pg. 70

Using X-10 modules to (1) determine if an automatic garage door is open and (2) to send a remote signal to close the garage door.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Oct 1997 (v.12#5) pg. 71
Added Info ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1997 (v.12#6) pg. 73

Tip on using X-10 relays to activate a thermostatically-controlled attic fan.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Oct 1997 (v.12#5) pg. 72

Tip on activating an electric blanket using an X-10 remote control module.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1997 (v.12#6) pg. 61

Using X-10 remote control modules in connection with Christmas decorations. (1) Tree light control. (2) Outdoor light control. (3) Music control as visitors approach. (4) Christmas melody doorbell.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1997 (v.12#6) pg. 68

Tip on using X-10 Universal Modules (with built-in chime function) as centrally-controlled alarm clocks in several rooms.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1997 (v.12#6) pg. 72

Irrigation automation. A smarter way to water the lawn. General advice on using X-10 remote control devices to determine when and how much water to sprinkle on a lawn.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Aug 1998 (v.13#4) pg. 66

Jingle all the way. A vehicle detector tells you when guests have arrived and switches on the holiday decorations. Utilizes various X-10 components.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 1998 (v.13#6) pg. 66

Control your home through your telephone using this X-10 compatible system. Est. cost: $135 (kit).
ELECTRONICS EXPERIMENTERS HANDBOOK 1991 pg. 151

Freeze fighter. Combine an electronic thermometer (temperature controller) with a powerline-carrier remote control universal interface. Use it to control an air conditioner, outdoor heat tapes, etc.
ELECTRONICS HOBBYISTS HANDBOOK Spring 1994 pg. 68

Invisibot. A PC based universal remote control system that combines X-10 control with a voice-recognition and synthesus system. Also handles infrared (IR) controlled devices.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jun 1993 (v.64#6) pg. 69
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1993 (v.64#12) pg. 16
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW Apr 1994 (v.65#4) pg. 12

Power-line modem lets your personal computer send signals over your house wiring to control lights and appliances. Used to control X-10 modules. Est. cost (kit): $100.
ELECTRONICS NOW Mar 1994 (v.65#3) pg. 57

Carrier-current remote control handles up to nine electrical devices.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jun 1995 (v.66#6) pg. 49

Automate your home with an expandable X-10 controller that is built around a PIC microcontroller. Est. cost: $47 (kit).
ELECTRONICS NOW Aug 1999 (v.70#8) pg. 31

Plug-in remote controls for the whole house. What is available in X-10 devices and tips on their use.
HOME MECHANIX #762 Feb 1992 (v.88) pg. 26

Installing a home alarm and lighting-control that uses the X-10 (wireless) technology.
HOME MECHANIX #782 Feb 1994 (v.90) pg. 60

How to computerize various household functions by linking BSR control modules to a digital computer.
MICROCOMPUTING Jul 1982 (v.6#7) pg. 90

Simple interface for connecting an Apple computer to the BSR remote power controller using the ultrasonic hand-held control.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] May 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 78

Carrier-current remote control system. Put a radio-frequency signal on your 117-volt AC power line to control electrical devices from a distant location. Uses a transmitter plus a receiver with a relay.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1967 (v.26#1) pg. 50

Remote control device sends its signal over existing electrical wiring. Est. cost: $21.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1969 (v.30#6) pg. 27

Using existing house wiring for computer remote control. Part 1.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1977 (v.12#6) pg. 60

Using existing house wiring for computer remote control. Part 2. How to build a typical remote.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1978 (v.13#1) pg. 60

Using existing house wiring for computer remote control. Part 3. Construction and software.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1978 (v.13#2) pg. 74

Understand X-10. An introduction to home automation.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Oct 1996 (v.1#1) pg. 24

Sexier security system. Adding automation to an existing security panel. Using simple X-10 add-ons to improve the versatility of your integrated home security systems.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Mar 1997 (v.2#1) pg. 18

Tip on using an X-10 transmitter to open a garage door.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Mar 1997 (v.2#1) pg. 27

Tips on overcoming the X-10 signal attenuation that may sometimes be caused by the 120 kHz carrier frequency.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Mar 1997 (v.2#1) pg. 27

Tip on bypassing the local control request when controlling an electric blanket with an X-10 appliance module.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Mar 1997 (v.2#1) pg. 27

How to trigger a remote chime module using an X-10 device whenever an automatic clothes dryer finishes the cycle.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Mar 1997 (v.2#1) pg. 28

Tip on using an X-10 Powerflash module to turn on a lamp whenever the doorbell is rung.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION May 1997 (v.2#2) pg. 7

Whole-house audio. How to rig up a speaker-selection box that works with X-10 remote control . Audio output can be directed to either zone 1 or zone 2 stereo speakers using X-10 signals. Est. cost: $66.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION May 1997 (v.2#2) pg. 10

Doing laundry the X-10 way. (1) Sounding a remote chime when washing machine has finished the cycle. (2) Using an AC current sensor and Powerflash module to signal when a clothes dryer has finished the cycle.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION May 1997 (v.2#2) pg. 26

Portable, affordable automation. Tips on automating an apartment using X-10 devices.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Sep 1997 (v.2#4) pg. 44

Tip on controlling ceiling fans using X-10.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Nov 1997 (v.2#5) pg. 11

Shortcoming on using an X-10 dimmer switch to control a ceiling fan.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jan 1998 (v.2#6) pg. 6

Tip on selecting X-10 switches which are able to still pass signals while in the off position.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jan 1998 (v.2#6) pg. 7

Tips on insuring a good X-10 signal throughout a whole house.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Mar 1998 (v.3#1) pg. 6

Proper method for installing X-10 wall switches.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Mar 1998 (v.3#1) pg. 38

Tips on troubleshooting an X-10 system.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION May 1998 (v.3#2) pg. 52,
Added Info POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Sep 1998 (v.3#4) pg. 5

Tip on using an X-10 Powerflash module to log the time that electrical devices turn on and off.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Nov 1998 (v.3#5) pg. 6

Troubleshooting tips for X-10 controlled lights that come on at odd times.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Nov 1998 (v.3#5) pg. 6

How to combine standard HVAC thermostats with X-10-based remote controls to provide more versatility than a programmable thermostat.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION May 1999 (v.4#2) pg. 52

Troubleshooting X-10. Part 1. Signal-strength problems.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jul 1999 (v.4#3) pg. 75

Using X-10 transmitters to alert you to problems (open freezer door, flooding, etc.).
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Sep 1999 (v.4#5) pg. 58

Troubleshooting X-10. Part 2. Signal-noise problems.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Sep 1999 (v.4#5) pg. 67

Patio alert. A wireless receiver which can be activated by three transmitters which in turn can be activated by anything that makes a noise (doorbell, telephone, baby crying, etc...). House wiring carries signal. Receiver buzzes and turns on a light indicating source of noise.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1972 (v.200#4) pg. 115

Three-channel wireless switch sends a signal over your house wiring to control up to three remote switches, each answering to a different signal. Est. cost: $12 for one transmitter and $14 for each receiver.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1973 (v.203#3) pg. 98

Remote power controller for your Commodore-64. Build this interface so that your computer can activate wireless remote control modules as manufactured and sold by BSR and Radio Shack.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1986 (v.57#5) pg. 11 (ComputerDigest)

REACTS 7000 (Radio-Electronics Advanced Control System). Part 9. Wireless home automation. Using the REACTS system to control X-10 remote control modules.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1988 (v.59#10) pg. 65

REACTS 7000 (Radio-Electronics Advanced Control System). Part 10. Wireless home automation. Using the REACTS system to control X-10 remote control modules (continued).
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1988 (v.59#11) pg. 65, 71, 72