New Long-Range Board Experiments

discreet-mayorDiscreet Mayor wrote 02/23/2023 at 14:53 • 2 min read • Like

I've been meaning to give PCBWay a try for some time, and thought this would the perfect time to experiment with some new designs for my radio boards.

So, after a few days,  this showed up!

Inside the box, some nice new boards and corresponding stencils:

The first experimental board is a smaller sized version with PCB Antenna rotated 90 degrees:

And I thought it would also be interesting to see what kind of performance I could get using an external antenna (SMA connector footprint seen here):

Here's a comparison with the "current" version board:

I'm very happy with how the PCBWay boards turned out ...but would how would they perform? Tuning and results are next.