3 Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Radio Frequency
Radio Control modelling is completely dependent on radio frequencies. Often, enthusiasts of these popular sports are advised just to buy what's in the box. But what if it's the wrong choice for them or their circumstances? Or just downright inconvenient? This article explains the 3 simple steps to making the right choice about radio frequencies and getting maximum enjoyment out of your model.
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When the RC frequency spectrum was first introduced to provide controlled facilities for radio control (RC) modelers, it was limited to a set of just six. These frequencies were not labeled with channel numbers as they are today, but were represented by multi-colored flags; purple/white for 72.320 MHz (megahertz), red/white for 72.240 MHz, etc. Having only 6 frequencies to choose from was quite restrictive and meant a lot of RC airplane pilots had to be grounded, waiting to take their turn on a given frequency. The RC model airplane frequency spectrum today is much broader, consisting of 50 separate 72 MHz channels for general use, a few 27 MHz channels for park flyers, and a handful of other more specialized channels reserved for licensed amateur radio operators.
So now you've decided to buy your RC model and radio equipment you also need to decide which radio frequency you are going to operate on. Unlike most other features of the sport, choosing a popular channel which i
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