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Old 01-25-2008, 02:56 PM
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Default difference between AM & FM ?

went on the redcat site to check out the online manuals and seen the "FM transmitter manual" and no AM.. yes might be a nub question but have no idea .. I also got an AM with my BB, so was just curious.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:58 PM
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basically reception...

Turn on your stereo and tune into a local AM station, now swap and switch to a local station... basically the same for r/c.
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:03 PM
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well if you put it that way... i just did that and well am sounds like crap and fm comes in nice and clear lol
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:13 PM
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same with rc radio's, fm works better
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:04 PM
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Here is a site that will help you understand the difference. http://www.cybercollege.com/frtv/frtv017.htm
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Well dont am's get beter distance? You know that you can get a am station almost 2X the distance then a Fm. is that trew to rc's too
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:49 PM
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its funny, i was thinking the same thing but i think the fm gets less interfearence, if you listen to an am and fm station, you can hear the crackle of a thunderstorm thats far away in am but not really in fm so i think thats why the fm has a farther distance and less interference.
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aww poop, well do any of you guys use one?
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I use FM. I'm soon to upgrade to 2.4 ghz spread spectrum which is even better than FM. The clarity you get of a signal with FM is why FM is the popular choice... well it used to be anyways. Since 2.4 ghz radios came out, FM radio demands have dropped and so have the prices. Mine is synthensized, meaning I can change channels by clicking a button on my radio, and turning a dial on my receiver... never again will I need a crystal.
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aww poop, well do any of you guys use one?
i use them all, am, fm and 2.4 spektrum. Spektrum is by far superior but more money than the rest and you dont have to worry about someone else being on your frequency.
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awww hell...another newby mistake....I just bought a jr xs3... I can change my frequencies but its not 2.4 is it??....glad I didnt dump a load of cash on it..well hopefully it will be better then the one that came with my cane....oh well I dont race or nothing (yet) ....and most the time im out by myself,... I prolly still got a decent deal
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:35 AM
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thats a good radio, its able to choose from like 30 channels. you'll be happy with it, spektrum 2.4 is just the latest thing out, thats all. dont worry.
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thanks ehroof..I value your comments...thanks to you, clermont and aaf my buggy is running good. yall are just awsome and im having alot of fun..
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great to hear, thats what its about!!!!!
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Well dont am's get beter distance? You know that you can get a am station almost 2X the distance then a Fm. is that trew to rc's too
Thats very true that AM can reach out much farther than FM but the FCC regulates what band and freaks we use and RC got the bottom of the barrel on AM[]
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