I was shooting last night and at the time I was using one off camera flash. The flash on the tripod with the pocket wizard was about 15 yards away from me, and if I walked away farther than that, it wouldn't trigger. Sometimes if I hit the test button it will work, but not always. I'd say it would work about 8/10 times it would work using the test button. The reliability would drop to like 4/10 times if I used my camera to set it off.
Is there a setting that I might have wrong that would cause the recetion to be bad? I put brand new batteries in it before the shoot, and this happened on all 3 of my triggers. I'm also using that pc-sync to hotshoe cord that you have to use with a Canon 50D and 430ex. I'm pretty sure they have a good connection. I might do some more testing later today but wanted to get some ideas of stuff I can try or test before I go home for the day.