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diversity patch antenna

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by Reflection, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Reflection

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    First post for me. I have a P2 with H4-3D and I want to add an FPV kit. All this is brand new to me and I've been doing research for the last 3 days. I still have not un-boxed my P2 yet.

    I've seen patch antennas for long distance, but I have not seen a diversity patch antenna (for short and long distance). Check this out:

    http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/antenna/installation/guide/ant5170r.pdf

    You would need a couple RP-TNC to SMA adapter to connect to your FPV monitor. These cost $399 new from Cisco (list price) but you can get used ones on ebay for $20-25. Used ones should work just as good because these things are typically rock solid since they are made for outdoor use. We have these at work for wifi.

    What do you guys think? I'm going to borrow one from work and give it a try. If it works well, I'll get a used one off ebay.
     
  2. took a quick look.... it weighs 200 grams!!!! WOW that is an awful lot just for an antenna!

    I would investigate other types of antennas before I used this one!
     
  3. Reflection

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    Yep, a little heavy to be attached to your FPV monitor that's mounted on your controller.

    Maybe for a separate ground station it might work fine though - depends on its performance.
     
  4. FLPTFLYER

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    The FPV kit that I have installed on my Phantom 2 comprises of immersion rc 600 mw video transmitter, Black Pearl video monitor receiver, FPVLR premium combo antenna and know how to install these on the Phantom 2. Youtube has tons of videos on how to install them.
     
  5. Well electronics has been my hobby and profession for about 50 years, so this should not be a problem.
    Thanks for the info!