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Long range wireless video?

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GTechno13

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Does anyone know of a good product for sending long range video? I want to control my bot with a xbee pro and I would prefer video to not give up when I have driven 2% of the xbees range. (1mile LOS) I would like to be able to run this bot without being able to see it so a camera is important. The camera itself can be wireless but I havn't found anything over 300ft or so. Most transmitters I have found are very expensive but on ebay there are ones which seem to be the crappy chineese bulk stuff but do have some very high wattage ratings. Example: HIGH POWER 4CH AUDIO VIDEO TX TRANSMITTER RECEIVER LINK - eBay (item 250370073017 end time Jun-07-09 15:00:19 PDT)

Would anyone trust this or are there any ideas out there on long range video transmission.
 

dknguyen

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They are expensive. No real way around that especially if you look for brand names (if you can even find any brand names to begin with).

http://www.wirelessvideocameras.net/category/001_rc_airborne_video_downlinks/

2.4GHz 1 Mile (100mW) seems to be around $500-$600 for the transmitter, receiver, and camera, so that Ebay auction is looking like a steal. People use this kind of thing (the Chinese bulk kind) in their RC planes. Is that enough trust? I don't know what happens to your bot if you lose video, but it can't be worse than a pilot losing his video. There aren't any real alternatives to these "Chinese" things either because everything else is far too expensive (if you can even find it to begin with).
 
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GTechno13

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ha ha yes "Chinese" sorry 'bout that, my mistake. Thanks for the reply.

And seems that the ebay auctions are a bit inflated on their wattages. Everyone always has to one up. On the above site which I had previously ignored because of price shows a 3 miles rage is 1 watt. LOS of course but still... I might just have to spend the big bucks for a little piece of mind and returnability if things don't work out.
 
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Sceadwian

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2.4ghz is easily blocked and interfered with, try looking for 900mhz stuff.
 
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