FBW radio modules - update on range and stress testing

Discussion in 'Firing Systems And Fusing Fireworks' started by MLE Pyrotechnics, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Hello

    We've been doing some quite interesting tests with our new FBW radio modules recently. This allows us to document the capabilities in real world use.

    It's proving harder to find the distances needed to push the system. Previously we had tried up to 6km. Today nearly 11km was setup and worked fine with normal aerials pretty much both on the ground (which is expected given the possibility on paper of 50km).

    Here are a few photos:

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    We have also been testing across standing water (radio can behave differently around water) with yet again rock solid comms and firing.

    We have also had 5km situated 10 metres from a large phone mast tower and the same again near a smaller one - both according to mastdata.com running the nearest frequency of 900mhz - all good.

    We'll be continuing our testing and if anyone has any suggested scenarios please let me know.

  2. elmo

    elmo Pro Firer/Crew

    That’s very impressive :cool:
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