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Dec 01, 2009, 01:49 AM
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plain retractable tx antenna 5/8 lambda for range improvement?

Hey guys,

I'm using 35 MHZ and have already read a lot about extending the length of the rx antenna to 4,07m and let it hanging out of the plane in order to achieve greater range.

Like every radio mine uses a retractable/teleskopic antenna with around a metre size. Now do you think if i attached 3-5 aluminium tubes of decreasing size like these

to a plain retractable antenna with 5/8 lambda or something ( roughly 3 metres), this would significantly increase my range over the stock antenna?

any advise appreaciated!

PS: Do you think this is a better antenna,ES500YAGI.html for my 1.2GHZ Video Receiver than a simple 6-8dbi patch?
Last edited by Lissey; Dec 01, 2009 at 02:26 AM.
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Dec 01, 2009, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Lissey
...this would significantly increase my range over the stock antenna?

That yagi surely is better, but for long range, not in proximity. And, mandatory with a tracker, the beam is too narrow !
Dec 01, 2009, 03:14 PM
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You're quite a ressource Renatoa! Thanks for your advise!

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