Recently Got my hands on the Scherrer UHF. It doesn't come with an antenna so I purchased the little quarter wave antenna rubber ducky style. The one that is recommended for the immersion UHF system.
I wanted to test the range so I left my plane at home with the wife in the backyard. I drove over a mile away. It could only reach this range using the high 2W setting.
and at that distance the lights were flashing on the RX meaning its losing signal stregth.
1W would not reach the plane.
Now I am sure you would expect a much lower range when testing this way rather than flying the plane in the sky as the signal must have traveled through many disturbances obstacles and even cell phone towers from a point transmitted on land and received on land as well.
Never the less I would like to also get a car mount antenna with about 3dbi gain.
Is there anything you could recommend specificall?
Also If I'm getting the range of 1 mile from one point on ground to another. How much more range could I expect when flying like 300 feet in the air or higher?