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Wifi range test Edison - TX1


(Randy Bachtell) #1

I did a non-scientific range test today of an Edison with on board antenna and with external antenna as well as a comparison to the TX1. Tx1 was still sending telemetry when I got an RSSI warning, a little less than 1/2 mile. Edison didn’t fair as well. Inside the belly of the Pixhawk2 I could get only about 100 meters, with an external antenna about 250 meters. It requires an external antenna version of the Edison, I tried with an on-board version and made no difference. This was an open field, line of sight experiment and I repeated the process with similar results. For what it’s worth😎

Cheers,
RB

PS. RTKs are being shipped😄


(peterbarker) #2

I did a non-scientific range test today of an Edison with on board antenna

Thanks Randy! Numbers are good, even when they’re labelled as anecdotal
:slight_smile: It lets people set expectations.


(Dan Pollock) #3

Plug a 1 watt Alpha wifi dongle into the TX1 if you want range.


(David) #4

Dan,

Thanks for the share.

What kind of range are you getting out of that? What are you using on the ground?

Thanks,
Dave


(Arnav Dhamija) #5

Is this a WiFi range test and can you tell me what you were using as the receiver? I’ve gotten much poorer results when trying out video streaming over WiFi and I barely get 10m from the 3B+ in 2.4GHz hotspot mode.