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Old 02-23-2004, 05:27 AM
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I am wanting to get started in RC aerial video. I found a $45 2.4 GHZ 12 volt stereo RCA TX and RX. It supposedly has a clear sight range of 1000-3000 feet. Is this a good system to get? If so where can I get a cheap cmos or CCD camera with an RCA (composite) connection? I'm not afraid to solder stuff together. I'm looking for a system that will run me about $100 or less. I plan on getting cmos camera now and upgrading to CCD in the future. The RC field I fly at is 2 miles west of Boeing's airfield, about 3 miles west of McConnell Air Force base, and about 6 miles east of of Wichita's mid continent airport so I need to make sure I am 100% LEGAL.

As far as weight goes, I plan on sticking this underneath a 50 sized stick so I can manage up to 2 pounds grudgingly. I may put it on a larger model later.
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To be 100% legal you will need to get a ham license. Who makes the system and what is the power output?

Being that close to the air force base you may need to check to see what the no fly zone around the base is. Your plane could become there target drone if your not careful. Now that I think of it you had better not fly around there without their express permission. Flying that close could be concidered an act of you know what and we don't want that!

If they give you the ok you may need a spotter to watch for full scale planes while you fly.
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We have a 1000 foot altitude cap but nothing ever flys over the flying field, the city allows the club to fly there as it is an old leaking dump (literally). The system is 2.4 GHz, 2000mW, 1000-3000 meter range. METERs not feet, I accidently wrote feet the first time.
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Where do I go about getting a ham licence?
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Hi RS2K,
Go to radio shack, and pick up a book call { NOW YOU ARE TALKING } that will help you to get your Ham ticket.
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OK, thank. If I use 2.4 2000mW I need a ham license then? If I use a lower powered 900mHZ 200mW system will I still need it that close to the three big airfields in town?
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Hi RS2K,
The ham bands you are talking about, if I'm right, that you can use are, 2,300 - 2,450 GHz 902 - 928 MHz
outside of these bands are not legal. All you need is a Technician Class License, you don't need to know cw to get your license.
As for the airports, I think you should be ok, but try to find a ham operater around you, that can help you, and can tell you where you can take your test. good luck!
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Ham freq allocations: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/reg...ands_color.pdf
0902Mhz - 0928Mhz
1240Mhz - 1300Mhz
2300Mhz - 2310Mhz
2390Mhz - 2450Mhz
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OOOPS thanks Mr.RC-CAM, that what I get for useing my head again!......lol
And not looking it up first!
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What's it cost to get a ham license? I don't know any ham operators but I'm sure I can research it.
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The ham license is good for ten years and is free. The cost to take the test is about $15. It is paid to the amateur radio club that administers the test - the low fee helps them recoup their expenses.
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You should also be able to find out what you need here:
[link=http://www.remote.arrl.org/]American Radio Relay League[/link]
Another advantage to being a licensed Ham is being able to fly using 50 and 53mhz radios!
I have yet to run into any freq conflict anywhere I have flown. Cuts WAY down on the chances of being accidently shot down too.
Well worth the time and the small amount of money to get your Ham ticket!
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What's it cost to get a ham license? I don't know any ham operators but I'm sure I can research it.
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