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Old 12-13-2013, 05:57 AM
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I am converting my boats over to spectrum 2.4 from the old FM, The antenna is quite short on the 2.4 receiver's, compared to the old FM jobs, can I just leave the 2.4 antenna lay in the radio box or am I supposed to make it exit the box and some how and use an antenna tube. Where they mount in the receiver box doesn't leave enough antenna wire to feed up into an antenna tube. I see a lot of boats with antenna tubes on them running 2.4 systems, How you do that?
Old 12-13-2013, 07:18 AM
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You don't need to run them outside unless you are using a carbon fiber hull then you might have problems. Make sure the antennas are at right angles to each other in order to get the best coverage and range. Just the exposed tips need to be at right angles and try not to bend the them hard but rather loop them gently so the tips are at right angles.
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I only have one antenna wire coming out of the receivers, still be ok to leave in the box?
Old 12-13-2013, 02:06 PM
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Hopefully you're using the Marine receiver.
With the 2.4 Gig systems I've been mounting my RX's on the radio box lid to try to get as much antenna out of the box and in the air as possible.
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Hobby King sells replacement rec. antennas for 2.4g. Very inexpensive.
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The important bit of any 2.4GHz antenna is the last inch or so, often a different colour. The rest of it is the lead-in wire. This end part is what needs to be mounted for the best view of the TX. If a longer version is available for your receiver, and it would be beneficial to use it on your model, that's the one to go for.

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