[Space] Wireless Spycam option

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Wed Jan 20 21:52:36 UTC 2010

It could be neat to have the camera on the balloon pointed down at the
payload and have the receiver in the payload recording the video -
though I think that this style of spycam receiver usually wants to
feed analog video to a TV rather than record onto media. Would a
2.4ghz transmitter within a few feet cause problems for APRS (in
either direction)?

In other news, I ordered a CHDK-compatible Canon SD400 off ebay on the
weekend, which will hopefully arrive in working state and fit for


On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com> wrote:
> Unless you're planning on it talking to something else in the payload, I
> think it's safe to say that the range won't be long enough.  No
> consumer-grade electronics are capable of transmitting the power needed to
> reach very far.
> We expect the only comms in and out of the payload during the interesting
> part of the flight to be the APRS ham radio transmitter.  In theory, we
> could get another radio transmitter for more in-flight data, but they are
> quite expensive and it would require us to find a place for a second
> antenna, etc...
> It's best to just focus on capture and we'll try to keep a lock on position
> so we can retrieve it.
> Christie
> _______
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> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Samuel Coniglio <sam.coniglio at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I've been researching camera options (in between work, drinkbot
>> rennovation, and writing articles).
>> Here is a link to a wireless spycam option for the balloon.  Not sure
>> if the range is long enough.
>> http://www.intelspy.com/224ghzhiwisp.html
>> -- Samuel Coniglio
>> Teacher, Photographer, Designer, Space Tourism Advocate, Adventurer,
>> Lion Tamer
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