Here's the deal; yesterday, while shooting this video, I noticed my telemetry and FPV video keep going out after I get the Y6 100~150 meters (a meter is about a yard, for our American friends). I am using the standard whips antennas that come on the 3DR telemetry modules, and I am using 3DR's circular polirized antennas on both the FPV transmitter as well as the Black Pearl monitor (this one has dual receivers). Here is how my antennas are mounted in the Y6:
Here's how I set up the antennas in the diversity receiver in the Black Pearl:
Anywaym what is the best solution to increase range in communications? Differente placement of the antennas? Maybe point them down instead of up? Use a Helical antenna in one of the diversity receiver and keep the mushroom in the other? How about telemetry? I have read that the antenna used by 3DR are not tuned, but I have not found any better solutions... Any advice?