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Hello Experts...  smiley
I want to send Some ASCII characters with an RF link over 1KM range with Arduino, I found a transmitter here (http://www.nskelectronics.in/rf_tx__rx.html) is this module can be used with the virtual wire library?? Is there any other RF modules with 1KM range available that can be used with arduino??
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The VirtualWire is for the cheap on/off RF modules.
The VirtualWire makes the protocol in software.
Switching the transmitter on and off is called ASK.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amplitude-shift_keying

Typical hardware chips for a protocol are the CC1101 modules.

The 1 km modules use FSK.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frequency-shift_keying
I can't tell if they have a chip for the protocol or not (I think not). There is not enough information on that page.

There are other 433MHz modules like that. But I would not rely on them to get as far as 1km.
You could use a module like that, but with an antenna connector and use directional antennas.
And some modules have LNA. Search Ebay for "cc1101 lna" and you will find some.
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The link says 100m range.

I am gtting 500m range with SIM20 modules without just a 17cm wire, they say you can get 1500m.
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Thanks a lot for the replays  smiley
I saw that the SIM20 device you told has both SPI and UART interface, i think that will be the best option for my work.
Can You please help me more about its interfacing with arduino.

One more doubt, In my application i need only to transmit some ASCII values from the remote area to a control tower located >1km apart, so no need for a transceiver, so is there any other device which match this profile?
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