Originally Posted by nf_ekt
Guess Im "old school", using 27 mhz FM with the antennae comming out of the shell. Hey it works.
+1, haha ! 2.4ghz is overrated !
Does anyone know how to calculate the theoretical optimal length for both antannas ? TX and RX. I have had several receivers with damaged antenna wires. In the past I have always replaced them myself with approximately 35cm (14 inches) of wire and never had real problems but I feel my reception could be cleaner with some receivers compared to others, so maybe that could be the cause. Hence my question.
On a related note, I have replaced my JRR1 telesopic antenna a few years back, and the model I have bought was in a plane shop. The antenna fits absolutely perfect ( outer diameter and thread) but it is MUCH longer than the original, when fully unfolded. So i don't extend it fully.It must have been for 4channel stick transmitter. It works OK but how could I know, aside from asking the maufacturer, the optimal lenght ?
I remember a few years back seeing people curing their radio issues by knotting a lenght of tin wire ( solder) at the end of their TX antenna. It worked ! Any explanation to this ? they kind of looked like they were fishing