Originally Posted by Mr Bean
just my 2 cents...not sure about the cell phone thing...but it is definitely true that if you hold your transmitter to your cheek you will increase its range. not by much...but it defintiely works. i do it all the time. that'* why the right side of my brain is cooked.
Hopefully it does work, but from personal experience, it'* not be-all, end-all.
Last year at a Ontario BC meet (it'* been a year, wowww), my brother and I, Jim W, his girlfriend Angie, and Al (sterdeus) were standing around Jimbo'* Aurora as he was about to leave for home. Jim hits his key fob, no go. He had his keys locked in his car too - with the intent of using only the fob, silly guy
So, there we were, on a Sunday afternoon, in the middle of downtown Toronto looking for a convenience store or something that sold [what we thought] was a dead battery in the remote. Oddly enough we did find a battery in decent time, got it in. Still no go. Eventually 'that admin guy' gave in and got the CAA to slim-Jim (bad pun) the 'rora open. He was parked pretty much underneath the CN Tower - which is also a huge place for transmitting radio waves and such, they were strong enough to kill out the key fob signal even when standing right next to the car. The 'chin' trick didn't work at all... but I'm guessing its effectiveness might depend on how many fillings you've got?