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Creating a 433.92MHz receiver to read active RFID tags.

For my senior project I am using an active RFID tag and I need to be able to read it from a range of distances, ideally it can be read from 200ft away.

I've been able to find active tags for a reasonable price, but I can't find active readers for less than $500.

I am hoping there is a way to create my own reader. The frequency active tags use is 433.92MHz do you think I could use a RF receiver or transceiver to read the tags?

I'm going to be using the Arduino Uno.

To get that kind of range you have to have a pretty neat active antenna system - there are some projects out there about it.

Steve