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RF reciever with antenna?
« on: May 31, 2009, 01:26:31 PM »
Hello,

So doing some more testing with my test plateform robot.  I have a wireless PS2 receiver and I was wondering if I would get more range if I attached a antenna from a wireless net receiver to it.  I honestly don't know too much about antennas but does each antenna have some frequency rating or something?  This antenna is for a 2.4Ghz (I think).  Heres a pic of the PS2 receiver, I'm hoping i can just solder on the antenna on the exposed metal on the top.

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Re: RF reciever with antenna?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 01:43:56 PM »
Just to be clear the PS2 receiver is also 2.4GHz.
http://www.lynxmotion.com/Product.aspx?productID=552&CategoryID=46

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Re: RF reciever with antenna?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2009, 08:33:14 PM »
Hmm, apparently I'm not the only one in the dark about this :D.  I found the exact antenna here http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=558

Can anyone at least tell me if the pin in the connector is what gets connected to antenna and if the rest should be grounded?

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