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From: "mook johnson"
Subject: Re: Single wire FM antenna
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Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 06:44:39 GMT
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Organization: Road Runner - Texas
The controller is from and RC can but the application is different.
I'm mainly concerned with the receivers ability to "pickup" the transmitter
signal at various antenna lengths.
Mostly interested in the length of antenna wire that extends from the
receiver and how it affects reception.
"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).
> 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?
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