How do I increase my receiver?

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by vipertiper, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. vipertiper

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 18, 2013
    It can go up to 5 miles, Its an rc receiver. But how can I increase the range? increasing the watts or using a transistor? I've wanted to increase my range on my rc plane. And theres nobody that could help on the rc forums, So I came here.
  2. xbt

    New Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Hi vipertiper
    perhaps need a bit more information here before answering your question.

    Why do you need to increase the range ? (will you even be able to see your plane if it's more than 5 miles away?)

    >increasing the watts or using a transistor?
    so you're thinking of using an amplifier ?
  3. wmodavis

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    To increase the range of radio communication try any one or combination of the following:
    1. Increase transmitter power output.
    2. Increase receiver sensitivity.
    3. Use higher gain transmitting and/or receiving antenna.
    4. Improve transmitter matching to transmitting antenna to increase power transfer to antenna.
    5. Use low noise preamplifier between receiving antenna and receiver.