What the difference between Transmitter and Receiver?

Discussion in 'Transmitters and Receivers' started by betty, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. betty Member

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    I know I will ask a stupid question: What the real difference between Transmitter and Receiver? For a long time, I thought they are one thing.
     
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    A transmitter transmits the single and the Receiver Receives the signal the transmitter sends.
     
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    So how to distinguish the transmitter and receiver of a drone?

     
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    In the old days the rc transmitter you held was just transmitting and the receiver in the model just received those signals and controlled the model.

    Nowadays both the handheld controller and modek both transmit and receive so the handheld part is transmitting control information and receiving video link and telemetry so it's actually a fair question.

    Maybe controller is a better name for the part you hold :)
     
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    Like anything in this hobby, it can be as simple or complicated as people want. Transmitter, Transmitter/Receiver, whatever, to me it's still just a freakin' radio bwahahaha
     
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    So now the controller and transmitter are the same thing? And the receiver is a history?

     
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    hahaha, funny understanding.

     
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    The controller you hold (ie the Phantom 3 adv/pro or Phantom 4 controller) is both a transmitter and receiver (transceiver), it transmits control signals and receives video and telemetry back from model.

    The model also has a combined receiver (receiving the control signals from pilot) and transmitter (sending back video and telemetry ie height/speed/position).
     
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    OK. But why RENOV8R said the reciever goes in the quadcoper?

     
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    Now I know I should say radio rather than controller.
     
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