Hi, I made a project with a UNO r3 and with a NRF24L01+PA+LNA radio(long range with black antenna). I need help about strange thing.
At first it was mount with a basic NRF24L01+ radio. Work good but the range was a little bit too short. So I bought a pre-amplified PA+LNA with a black antenna (common on eBay) to have a better range.
It didn't work at 30cm or neither at 10m. It is only working if I touch the PCB of the radio or the antenna with my finger
I searched the internet, i'm not the only one and I red about the lack of current from the 3.3v pin of the arduino and because the pre-amplified version of the radio need something around 100mA. So they told to have a separate power source and also try to add a capacitor on it. what I did
I try my breadboard power converter (the most popular one i guess), i red it can give up to 700mA of current. So i plug my radio on the 3.3v pin and the ground too. Everything is grounded together, both uno and radio share the converter's ground pins.
I still have the same problem, the data is sent only if I touch the radio PCB or i just found that if my antenna is at a 45 degree angle the data is "almost" always sent (but not if straigth or 90deg).
Is someone can help me ???