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Looking for a Portable Video Transmitter & a Reciever in the UK

Posted on 2004-08-26
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Hi,

I desperately need a portable tv transmitter as well as a seperate receiver., Note it has to broadcast a TV signal through a normal aerial, NOT a wireless 1.2ghz signal.

I'm trying to create a portable VIDEO walkie talkie, using a video signal instead of an audio signal to communicate.

Pls state Links, guide etc.

Also advice on how to do this on a Non-cable Tv., ie a normal tv antennae

thnx.,

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by:Callandor
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Are there rules there about how powerful a transmitter you can have, like they do here in the US?  Theoretically, you could beam a fake broadcast into someone's home and drive them crazy.
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by:roony
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erm as long as its portable
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by:roony
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& answer my q!!! :p !!!
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by:Callandor
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Your neighborhood supplier for spies and private detectives should have something that will work for you, if you don't care about the cost.
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by:roony
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spies dont use video walkie talkies... i should have stated a cheap way something more akin to ham tv.,


thnx,
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by:OliWarner
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You should be able to pick up some low power transmitters and recievers and jack them up using a few parts from radio-shack but... and here's the but... they're going to use a badger-load of power...

so short of having some kind of portable nuclear generator (think you can get them on ebay - refurbished from iraq) you're going to have significant power problems...
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by:roony
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whats wrong with iraq refurbs...
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by:Callandor
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What we're trying to say is tv broadcasting requires a lot of power, a lot more than radio.  At least the wireless cameras don't need that much.
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by:OliWarner
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Yeah you can get WiFi cameras online that have a 15m range....
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by:DJ_Zeratul
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"You should be able to pick up some low power transmitters and recievers and jack them up using a few parts from radio-shack but... and here's the but... they're going to use a badger-load of power..."

car batteries in a backpack
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by:OliWarner
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batteries? plural? more than one car battery?
rather you than me carrying them...
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by:Callandor
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That would be more like car batteries in a handtruck...
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by:DJ_Zeratul
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they make car batteries that weigh 13 pounds...

i could carry 26 pounds on my back, i did it al through middle school :)
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by:OliWarner
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Yeah but these 13 pounders wont have the juice to keep a transmitter going for more than 10 minutes...

What you want are 2 Volvo batteries on skateboards.... They're as long as the skateboard, so i guess you could stack them but each weighs one metric tonne...
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by:DJ_Zeratul
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if you are going to do that, might as well just get a small generator
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by:OliWarner
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True enough - I've heard samsung do a breifcase size one but they're not cheap or quiet
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by:roony
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i just bought one & cheap too, uses a 9v volt battery for the camera & transmitter & a 12v dc adaptor for the reciever, feel free to give me points for not listening to you guys :p & answering my own question...
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by:OliWarner
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hey we tried our best... we're not all stephen speilberg here... ;D
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by:Callandor
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I guess the refurbished Iraqi nuclear generator idea didn't go over too well...  maybe a link to the solution would be useful?
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by:XSINUX
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I was just looking at the web for finding a Suitable Wireless Cam for you... and this one looks very interesting and Promising...

Click on the Link...

http://www.spy-equipment.co.uk/Video_Products/Video_Transmitters/k9video_transmitters.html

Hope this Helps

Cheers
Sinu
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by:OliWarner
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TLO, is that really fair?

Please, just look at the input people have gone to. There are so many answers in this thread that are either right "not phesably practical" or links to actual products that will do the job.

Even if yo dont feel you need to give points for trying there's always the post that says:
"i just bought one & cheap too, uses a 9v volt battery for the camera & transmitter & a 12v dc adaptor for the reciever, feel free to give me points for not listening to you guys :p & answering my own question..." from the author.

Your moderating would be made so much easier if you spent another minute to suggest something that might not conflict with the actual flow of the thread.
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WHAT!?

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