[MLB-WIRELESS] Best Radio and Antenna Gain Configuration?
tlangdon at atctraining.com.au
Fri Feb 7 12:23:53 EST 2003
> I'm surprised you let an opportunity like this slip Tony!
you're thinking of Rik ;)
> The second option will give you a better receive sensitivity
> because of the
> antenna's higher gain. If the node on the other end follows the same
> philosophy, then you're likely to get a stronger signal, less
> noise, and
> more distance on your link.
Exactly. I did do some calculations a while back to prove it. But
basically, if yo start with the highest antenna gain you can manage, then
increase the Tx power until you hit the 4W limit with that antenna, you'll
get the maximum range in most cases.
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