YES. unsolder your old antenna and replace it with 1 strand of Construction grade Cat-5 ethernet wire and do NOTtie a knot in it. There are 8 strands in there just use 1 strand. Construction grade is solid coper wires instead of stranded. This helped my range quite a bit. I also drilled a new hole for the antenna in in the middle aboe the windshield (like new VW’s). Just to have a different look.
I’ve done the CAT5 mod to my cars only – NOT the controller. The length of all the antennae is 70mm (from the antenna clip to the tip) except for the 57MHz car, which is fitted with a 90mm antenna.
Excellent increase in jitter-free range.
But, as Prabbit advised, make sure you get construction-grade CAT5 – cutting a section of the multi-core stuff from the patch lead at the back of your PC will not be very effective (oh…. and you’ll probably lose some of your network connections, too :smiley2:)
I simply opend up the car and unwound the arial from around the cuircuit board. This gave me a bout another 4-5 cm of length and improved the range. Especially after I took the knot out. A dab of hot glue now holds it in place