I found a neat fact about the xbee communication modules. Having too high a send rate can botch the accuracy of your transmission (although you should test it yourself, may be just the way my software works). I had two xbees transmitting strings at 57600 baud and quite a bit of noise was present. Turning it down to 4800 resulted in perfect transmission. This is a bit slow, but I will be determining the max transmission rate that doesn't give me noise.