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Old 11-25-2005, 05:36 PM
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I have this antenna, silver in colour and its a coil, can i improve the recieving and tranmitting performance by just adding more surface area? like coiling the silver coil with copper wire? Anything i should know?

You view in this matter is highly appriciated by me!
Old 11-25-2005, 09:32 PM
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assuming that is how the antenna is meant to be (any pics?), you will NOT improve performance by increasing the length (area). bigger is better doesn't apply to antennas, by going larger you move it away from the target frequency and increase SWR, reducing your range...
Old 11-25-2005, 11:00 PM
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I try to get the pics... Bigger = not better?

So longer = better here?

I have no idea how to calculate antenna gain etc etc.
Old 12-01-2005, 07:06 PM
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Go here: http://www.rc-cam.com/ant_exp.htm and all your questions are answered. You'll be glad you read what's there....it could save your plane...

Bob
Old 12-01-2005, 10:56 PM
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