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FPV Frequency

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by salisburygrinch, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. salisburygrinch

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    I'm running the 5.8 GHZ controller for my Phantom fc40 and am getting ready to set up a more advanced fpv system. I know it shipped with the 2.4 ghz camera to avoid signal issues and I am curious if I should avoid a 5.8 ghz fpv setup and go with 2.4?
     
  2. CityZen

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    Just FYI, there are more frequencies than just 2.4 and 5.8 Ghz. There are also 1.2-1.4 Ghz, 430 Mhz, and 900 Mhz (and perhaps others).
    You'll need to check the exact frequency range that is legal, since it varies by country/region.

    You should use a different frequency for FPV than you do for control (to avoid interference issues).
     
  3. lake_flyer

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    900 Mhz :

    Pros – Brilliant range, great penetration
    Cons – Illegal for use in the UK, band used by mobile phones

    1.2 Ghz :

    Pros – Great range, good penetration
    Cons – Illegal for use in the UK, band used by other sources

    1.3 Ghz :

    Pros – Good range, good penetration, very clear band
    Cons – Not legal for airborne use in the Uk

    2.4 Ghz :

    Pros – Good range, cheap equipment price, lots of none FPV equipment on the 2.4ghz band can be used with FPV equipment such as antennas
    Cons – Bad penetration properties, band used by other flyer’s, wifi equipment, bluetooth etc.

    5.8 Ghz :

    Pros – Good range, cheap equipment price, band very clean due to low amount of other users. with circular polarized antennas no loss in reception quality.
    Cons – Very poor penetration

    (Picked from the web, not my own text)
     
  4. salisburygrinch

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