I am looking to setup RF capabilities for my hub to control some devices, I wanted to see how I could go about doing that. From browsing the forms it seems like my best options are Sonoff Bridge and Broadlink.
Here is what I have found on them so far, let me know what you think or if there is a better option out there.
I use the Tasmotized Sonoff Bridge for a bunch of RF moisture sensors and a few motion sensors. I use Node Red though for the logic and it works great. I'm happy to help if you go the Node Red route but that does complicate things even though the controlling Node Red flow is simple.
I have a Broadlink in route from Banggod and was planning to try the HE integration but it looks like I missed that window so I will probably have to use Node Red for that also.
The first question is, what are those devices? If any of them use rolling codes it becomes much more complex and of the options you mention only RFLink is likely to work. There may also be other alternatives.
For SONOFF Bridge you will need to flash custom firmware, both on the ESP chip and the RF chip. Describe your use case a bit more and I'm sure you'll find a solution.
Good Point. I actually don't know if it uses rolling codes or not. I tried looking up the FCC filing for it, but couldn't find anything on rolling codes. How can I find out? Should I just email the manufacturer?
The custom firmware is faster and can support many more types of devices. The RF firmware is called Portisch. When you change firmware, the format of the RF data is different, so you would have to re-record the signals. If things are working and you are happy, then no need to change, but for a new install I definitely recommend it.
This is the firmware I use:
One option could be using something like an RPi and Domoticz or Home Assistant along with your RFX. Both of those could output to MQTT which could then be consumed by Hubitat via one of the MQTT Apps (e.g. [Beta] MQTT beta 3d (released 5th July))
I also have RFX and use a similar route for integration. I only chimed in on your question as you mentioned the TFA 30.3163 ..... I bought one recently to test for use in a freezer and it seems to read +40°C high. It does seem linear though, so with an offset it should be OK. Does that match with your experience?