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Rellay Antena


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Hello,

I am having difficulties understanding how to build a relay network with a relay antenna. I am additionally using RemoteTech as I always have, but for me the confusion lies in understanding the relay antenna because there is practically 0 resources on them and the only explanations are irrelevant to me as they only cover signal strength.

I used to build satellites with directional antennae. So there would be 1 target at KSC, 1 at active vessel and 2 at the other satellites in orbit (with the last 2 not being necessary anymore). So you had to have an antenna target a satellite and the satellite target the active vessel in order to make a connection. And a separate antenna target KSC to make a connection between KSC and the satellite.

 

Now my question that is not answered anywhere is: does a single relay antenna replace all of those? Do I just target Kerbin with the relay antenna and when an active vessel targets the satellite it will automatically bounce off the antenna to KSC?

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In Stock, relay antennas have the ability to further extend your communication network and ask as a Node between the Control Point (KSC or Remote) and your active craft. In Remote tech all antennas have that ability.

Now if you want a antenna, in Remote Tech, that don't need to have a target to work what are you looking for is a Omnidirectional antennas. You find a list of the antennas in remote tech and their stats in this link. Notice that it don't even mention which ones are relay since that is not a thing in RT.

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5 minutes ago, HellDuke said:

Now my question that is not answered anywhere is: does a single relay antenna replace all of those

Not if you‘re using remote tech, remote tech doesn’t have „relay antennas“, they’re a stock thing. For the stock Commnet, a single relay antenna is suficccient.

 

Also, don‘t confuse them with Rally Antennas, they‘re made for Rally Cars.

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