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Old Nov 26, 2015, 12:28 PM
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Dx6i power settings.

Hi
I noticed in my dx6i menus that there is a power setting.
I have 3 options.
A eu
B us
C france

I'm in France and it was set to EU.
Are they different strengths ?
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Old Nov 26, 2015, 12:54 PM
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US is the more powerful version at 200mv or mw what ever the rating is for and the others are lower.

Pretty sure Fr ended up being the same as EU which now the radios no longer have this as a user option.

These are fixed and EU as of 2015 no longer supports DSM2
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Old Nov 26, 2015, 03:28 PM
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So, if I switch it over to U.S. I get more range ?
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Old Nov 26, 2015, 03:45 PM
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Technically yes but you would be completely illegal and that more range would most likely be out of visual sight so why even bother being illegal.
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Old Nov 26, 2015, 05:56 PM
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Ok. So what if other people at my field are Flying spectrum but have US enabled and I have EU do I have more chance of being shot down?
I have been shot down now 2 times.

Both times I got shot down, it was when a bunch of quad FPV guys showed up and started firing up their gear.
2.4 radios
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 05:33 AM
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I fly in the UK with my Dx6i on the EU power setting, never been shot down or had range issues. The only thing could have been that the quad FPV guys were using high power radios (i.e. not legal) which were splattering the band. The DSM2 Dx6i which only transmits on 2 of the 2.4 channels rather than hop over all 80 (Like FHSS and DSMx) could have been shot down if the quads were using 2.4 for the video which hogs a complete channel, the Dx6i would check that the channels are free on start up, but if somebody else came along and started up on those channels then there would be interference, if they are using EU compliant gear then that wouldn't happen.
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Old Nov 27, 2015, 07:14 AM
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The dx6i is DSMX correct ?
So it should hop through the 80 frequencies
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The newer version of the DX6i is DSMX, Yes! It needs to be bound to a DSMX receiver of course.

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POWER SETTING
The Power Setting function adjusts transmitter power output to conform to national standards. Note: EU 328 is appropriate for most European countries conforming to EU 300-328, while US 247 is for use in the United States and countries outside the European Union (EU). The France setting is for use in France. NOTICE: The DX6i has a France RF setting that complies with French regulations. Always use the France power setting when operating the transmitter outdoors in France.
The newer AirWare transmitter from Spektrum no longer support user selectable Power Settings and I figured the DX6i (DSMX) would have had this function removed but I guess not.
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My Dx6i is an older one which is DSM2 only, because you have the option to adjust the power settings I thought it was a DSM2 one.

Note the original French regulations limited the number of 2.4 channels, because the military used some of them, but this was resolved, I think, a couple of years ago and now France is in line with the rest of the EU

Opps you posted your photo same time as I posted, your is DSMx capable, if it was imported before Jan 2015 then it will be DSM2 and DSMx compatible, were the receivers you were using DSM2 or DSMx.
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Receiver is spectrum ar6010 DSMX.
I can't keep getting shot down.
Love flying and rarely crash. Sucks hard when a crash is due to equipment and not dumb thumbs
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Ok. So what if other people at my field are Flying spectrum but have US enabled and I have EU do I have more chance of being shot down?
I have been shot down now 2 times.

Both times I got shot down, it was when a bunch of quad FPV guys showed up and started firing up their gear.
2.4 radios
That means they are using illegal 2.4Ghz equipment. 2.4Ghz equipment which is compliant with the regulation can not interfere with other 2.4GHz compliant equipment - that is how compliant equipment is designed.

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So, would it be rude to approach them and ask what settings they are using etc?
Politely of course.
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Or maybe they are using a 2.4GHz video link. Which is successfully jamming the band used by your radio.
Racequads or more like the idiot-proof DJI white transmitter crap ?
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Race quads.
It's possible they are on 2.4 video.
I'll ask next time I am out and there.
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