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Digi XTend & APM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Ho Jun 19, 2013. 2 Replies

Hello,Has anyone been (or tried) using the Digi XTend 900MHz modem with your APM?  I've been looking for a decent radio that will provide much greater range than the XBee and this one's output…Continue

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Dan Ho replied to Seppo's discussion RFD900, RFD900+ - New long range radio modem
"If you were really going to go the home-made USB cable route, CAT-5e would be a good choice.  Here's some rated to -40C. Not sure about price but probably fairly…"
Jan 15, 2018
Dan Ho replied to Seppo's discussion RFD900, RFD900+ - New long range radio modem
"Well, USB needs one twisted pair for each direction.  If you can't find an off-the-shelf outdoor type, maybe you could buy the indoor type and just use the electronics by replacing the cable with two silicone twisted pairs.  I do see…"
Jan 15, 2018
Dan Ho replied to Seppo's discussion RFD900, RFD900+ - New long range radio modem
"Hi Thomas, I'd think you would want to mount the modem on top of the pole and run data & power over the 60 feet (using a $30 active USB extension) rather than the coax because losses can be quite high.  Try this calculator -…"
Jan 15, 2018

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About Me:
Science enthusiast since old enough to drool ;) Electrical engineer by profession - avionics design. Been flying R/C since junior high. Built my own R/C radio in high school. Now building gas turbine powered F-18. Fly electrics, nitro, slope and thermal gliders. Wish job didn't take so much time away from my hobbies or I'd be building and flying more models.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Very interested in building an aircraft with autonomous ability to stabilize itself and navigate. Would enjoy attempting to build from scratch but time doesn't allow.
Hometown:
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