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2.4Ghz amplifier interferes with 5.8ghz FPV on P2

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by terrylowe, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. terrylowe

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    I have a phantom 2 non-vision setup.

    I have installed a Sunhans 2.4ghz booster on my controller with a 6db antenna. My FPV boscam 5.8ghz monitor is also mounted on my controller. When I turn on the amplifier/booster, I get video interference.

    I am looking for suggestions on how to limit the interference. I know that separating the controller antenna from the FPV antenna as far as possible should help, but so far it has not helped much. I plan to shield the booster and cables. Any other tricks?
     
  2. QYV

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    which mount style are you using? one of the 3d-printed ones that gets the display up and away from the RC, or one of the little metal ones that mount onto the front clip / silver thing?

    Did you like, open your RC, dig out the antenna connector and replace that stuff? trying to understand how exactly you have that sunhans booster installed
     
  3. terrylowe

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    Yes, i took off my stock antenna and plugged in another connector. So I can now screw in another antenna or the booster onto the RC.

    The photo is NOT my controller, but this is an example of the mount that i use.
     

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    Have you tried it without the 2.4Ghz amplifier? Also, what is the mW rating of the amplifier?
     
  5. terrylowe

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    I MIGHT have fixed it. Looks good indoors anyway.
    I have two antennas on my monitor. The helix was not picking up interference. The pinwheel was picking it up. I move the pinwheel to the antenna port furtherest away from my controller antenna. Then I put copper tape on the antenna stem and a very narrow strip of copper tape on the controller antenna on the side facing the pinwheel antenna. No further interference. Will try it outdoors soon.