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Old 06-01-2004, 06:14 PM
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reply back and let us know how it goes...i am interested in it as well.
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Old 06-01-2004, 06:18 PM
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FUK_WRX,

bro. used it in my ta 02 tamiya way back 1994.
you use it in your 415?
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Originally posted by atlrcracer
reply back and let us know how it goes...i am interested in it as well.
No problem wil do
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Old 06-01-2004, 06:23 PM
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my dad is an electronic enginner that specialises in RF (radio frequencies) and communications....i will ask him about all this tomorrow and post what he has to say about cutting the reciever wire.
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Originally posted by rice
FUK_WRX,

bro. used it in my ta 02 tamiya way back 1994.
you use it in your 415?
Does it work ?
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Old 06-02-2004, 03:20 AM
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Originally posted by FUK_WRX
Does it work ?
bro it works fine
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:10 AM
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The actual frequency can be worked out in metres, generally the antenna will be the length of a fraction of the full wave length, generally for best efficency. As far as my studdies have gone, the Rx antennas are even smaller then the usual lenghts i am use to, but that doesn't mean they won't work. it really depends on what the manufacturer determines the best compromise for the application. The thickness of the antenna will also have a bearing on the actual length as well.
The set length of the antenna is then tuned through the circuitry in the Rx for the best possiable performance for the size.
Generally shortening the antenna will shift the tunning up the band (eg. 27Mhz shortened wil move up to 28Mhz)
Thats my $0.20 worth from what I remember of antenna tunning.
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Originally posted by fastolfart
The actual frequency can be worked out in metres, generally the antenna will be the length of a fraction of the full wave length, generally for best efficency. As far as my studdies have gone, the Rx antennas are even smaller then the usual lenghts i am use to, but that doesn't mean they won't work. it really depends on what the manufacturer determines the best compromise for the application. The thickness of the antenna will also have a bearing on the actual length as well.
The set length of the antenna is then tuned through the circuitry in the Rx for the best possiable performance for the size.
Generally shortening the antenna will shift the tunning up the band (eg. 27Mhz shortened wil move up to 28Mhz)
Thats my $0.20 worth from what I remember of antenna tunning.
thats right.... too put it simply... the antenna is fraction of the wavelength being used.... if it is not a fraction (ie... 1/4) then it will affect reception. This is why all radio manuals tell you not to chop the rx wire.
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Old 06-04-2004, 04:08 AM
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Keeep in mind that 27Mhz is 11metres, a 1/4 wave length antenna would be 9' long. Thats where the internal tunning in the receiver (Rx) makes the antenna work like it is a longer length by what is called loading the antenna.
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Old 06-04-2004, 07:15 AM
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Both 27 and 75 MHz receivers use similar lenght antennas in spite of very different wavelengths. If we use the fraction formula above the 75 MHz antenna should be 1/3 of the lenght of the 27 MHz antenna. Different manufacturers use different lenght antennas on the same frequency receivers.
Bottom line is. Do not cut the antenna and do not make it cross over itself. Doing either will decrease range and make the receiver more suspecticle to glitching.
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