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CAT # RC-16 2.5 out of 5 stars(3 Reviews) Write a Review

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433 MHz RF transmitter and receiver. Use to send audio or data signals, or use as a remote control on/off switch. With a few extra parts you can use these modules in a variety of applications. Right-angle headers (0.1" spacing) plug into solderless or solderable breadboards, for convenient experimentation. Operates on 5Vdc power. Transmitter is 19mm square, receiver is 14 x 30mm.

433 MHz RF transmitter
Working voltage: 3V - 12V
Working current: max Less than 40mA max, and min 9mA
Resonance mode: (SAW)
Modulation mode: ASK
Working frequency: 433.92MHz
Transmission power: 25mW
Frequency error: +150kHz (max)
Velocity: less than 10Kbps
Transmission range: 90m (in open space)

Working voltage: 5.0VDC +0.5V
Working current:≤5.5mA max
Modulation mode: OOK/ASK
Working frequency: 433.92MHz
Bandwidth: 2MHz
Sensitivity: exceeds -100dBm (50 Ohm)

Note: There are multiple tutorials and videos available online about applications for these modules.
WARNING: May cause cancer or reproductive harm.
California Prop. 65
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RC-16 problems 2 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: from near Philadelphia, PA

This 433 MHz transmitter/receiver pair is a very cheap way to get packet radio data from Arduino sensors. However, the transmitter unit in the photo has a problem. There should be a three-turn wire coil soldered between the second and third pins up from the bottom left. (The hole in the lower left is for a 17.3 cm (quarter wave) wire antenna. I recently bought some of these modules from another source that had the same problem -- possibly the same offshore source.

I soldered in a three-turn coil from 26 gauge phone wire and it works fine.
Also, on the receiver module, the hole in the upper right hand corner of the module is for the 17.3 cm receiver antenna. This hole appears to be soldered over -- not an insurmountable problem, but a bit of a pain. In some of the modules I bought from other sources, the right hand end of the three-turn wire coil was soldered into this corner pin, rather than the connected adjacent pin just to the left of the corner pin. Again, not an insurmountable problem, but one that makes it much harder to properly solder the wire antenna.
These modules are widely available online for as little as $2/pair. Unless you need lots of them, $3 is an OK price, but you will have to add your own coil to the transmitter.

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Reviewer: from Spokane, WA

I'm no electronics engineer by any means and barely a hobbyist, however I make the following observations.

Regarding the "missing" coil in the first review, yes, compared to other modules of the same nature found on the Internet, it is missing a coil. However, I have found that the modules work perfectly without it. The addition of a coil as described in the review may increase range but I have not tried that.

Regarding the need for a Ham Radio license to operate these 433MHz modules, you do not. Low power 433MHz transmitters fall under under the provisions of FCC Part 15.231 for periodic transmission (which permits operations at 433MHz).

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Illegal if used by non-licensed persons. Amateur Radio license needed. 1 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: from Florida

This transmitter is in the US Amatuer Radio band.
You must have an Amateur Radio License to use it

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