XBee antenna installation guide

Some notes regarding the range of the XBee radios:

The MR Starter Kit let’s you send corrections up to 1200m, in perfect conditions. In practice, this means with always line of sight:

  • 250m in urban environment.
  • 600m in rural environment.
  • 1200m in rural environment with perfect installation.

The LR Starter Kit let’s you send corrections up to 10km, in perfect conditions. In practice, this means with always line of sight:

  • 2.5km in urban environment.
  • 5km in rural environment.
  • 10km in rural environment with perfect installation. And up to 14km if you use a high gain antenna.

There’s a very good application note done by the XBee manufacturer Digi, explaining what does “perfect installation” mean:

http://ftp1.digi.com/support/images/XST-AN019a_XBeeAntennas.pdf