Question for those of you who are DIYing your own remotes and have a lot of experience with remotes and receivers.
I want to extend my maytech receiver antenna. Like, extend it a long way. 120cm. I think the antenna wire is some type of shielded wire. I suspect that the antenna is “tuned” or in some way “matched” to the hardware of the receiver. I think it is 2.4g Bluetooth signal.
Rather then go down the path of trial and error and cutting the antenna wire and soldering an extension in, I thought I would ask some of you tech-savvy guys for advice.
I purchased a 600mm antenna off AliExpress. I haven’t used it yet, but it plugs into the receiver fine. It has a bulb at the end. I suspect this is to compensate for the longer wire length, like a booster or something?
Can I cut the wire on the 600mm antenna and extend it to 120cm? Can I order the same type of antenna wire and make my own? What factors need to be taken into account to make a long antenna work as well as possible with the maytech receiver?
I plan to mount the receiver inside the aluminum box with my ESC and extend the antenna up to the nose of the board.
Sorry for the long draw out post. I’m looking for replies for those of you who know how this magic actually works!