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Expected line-of-sight range XBee 868 wire antenna

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Hi,

What's the expected range between an XBee 868 with a wire antenna (white wire antenna on the device) and a second device with an XBee 868 antenna on an RPSMA device? I'm struggling to get 100m. Power level 4.

Thanks,
David
asked Dec 11, 2014 in RF Solutions and XBee by inshallah573 New to the Community (2 points)

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Where are modules placed; indoor or outdoor?

For indoor, 112m is module's range as per manual.

For outdoor, this is quite less. Look out if there are any obstacles in Fresnel zone. There are few articles on it, which might be helpful for you:

http://www.digi.com/support/kbase/kbaseresultdetl?id=2090
http://www.digi.com/support/kbase/kbaseresultdetl?id=2051
answered Dec 11, 2014 by asgm Veteran of the Digi Community (1,499 points)
It's outdoor. The datalogger radio has the RPSMA antenna mounted in a window. The radio with the wire antenna is in the line of sight from the window across a playing field. Surely the outdoor range should be further?

Thanks for the articles.
Make sure that wire antenna module is at certain height from ground and other obstacles.

Also check supplied power to both modules. Keep it near upper permissible limit like 3.4 volt. It plays a crucial role in network range.
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