My gaunt is only a couple feet from from my head so I don't think it's a range issue. You're probably right about the helmet interfering with the range though. Maybe I can have the end attached to one of the holes in the Borden connector so it's exposed. I'll experiment with itThe gauntlet needs to be close because the transmitter doesn't seem to have a long range. But I'm no technical genius myself so i can be wrong (i am only 15). Or that the helmet itself is blocking the signal. Still I'm just thinking out loud.