Notices
RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros Discussion all about rc radios, transmitters, receivers, servos, etc.

Coiled ant. wire VS. straight

Old 03-14-2004, 10:52 AM
  #1  
AcroJo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
AcroJo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Clarks Summit, PA
Posts: 2,279
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Coiled ant. wire VS. straight

Hello all, I understand the purpose of a coiled antenna wire, meaning the small bracket supplied with some RX. to wind the antenna lead around. My question is when coiled as opposed to a straight lead what are the effects on reception and range. Thanks for any and all input. Joe
Old 03-14-2004, 11:16 AM
  #2  
Darryl Usher
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cornelius, OR
Posts: 624
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Coiled ant. wire VS. straight

A reciever and transmitter being parallel are the best, but this seldom happens in aircraft. So I have used big coils, like 6" around and 4" apart.
This gives a 1/2 mile ground check with full antenna.
Darryl Usher
Old 03-14-2004, 11:33 AM
  #3  
AcroJo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
AcroJo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Clarks Summit, PA
Posts: 2,279
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Coiled ant. wire VS. straight

Thanks, I/2 mile is pretty substantial. How does that compare to a straight shot? Joe
Old 03-14-2004, 04:57 PM
  #4  
Darryl Usher
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cornelius, OR
Posts: 624
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Coiled ant. wire VS. straight

Not sure what strate shot is. But if it's a airplane the antenna is 60 degrees to the TX and will then vary on heading. The test were done on what you flew.
Darryl Usher
Old 03-14-2004, 06:28 PM
  #5  
AcroJo
Senior Member
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (1)
 
AcroJo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Clarks Summit, PA
Posts: 2,279
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Coiled ant. wire VS. straight

Thanks Darryl, I appreciate it. Joe

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.