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From: "Phil Allison"
Subject: Re: Single wire FM antenna
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Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2003 13:52:10 +1100
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"mook johnson" wrote in message
> I have an FM receiver (75MHz) that has an antenna tuned to approximately
> of the wavelength of the carrier.
> From what I've read, 5/8 would be better.
> This receiver only needs to work over a short range (~1000 feet max) with
> fairly strong transmitter nearby (~1 watt).
** 1000 ft range is not needed with a RC car since you cannot effectivly
control what you cannot see. A range of 150 feet is about normal. Your Tx
is unlikely to be of 1 watt RF output either.
> This is for an R/C car controller
> Could someone explain the performance differences between 1/8,1/2 and 5/8
> wavelength single line antennas?
** Make the Rx antenna longer if you like but why do you want extra
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