[amsat-bb] Re: Camera on an antenna

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Sun Sep 9 01:38:23 PDT 2012

On 08/09/12 20:13, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> On 08/09/12 18:22, James Luhn wrote:
>> Please don't ya'll laugh too hard at me.  Has anyone ever mounted a
>> camera on a beam?  Now I am not trying to see AO40, but I would like to
>> simply double check the location of my beam for eme.  If anyone has
>> mounted a camera on a beam, I would be interested in what you used. Yes,
>> I know all about beam width vs the moon.  I just hate to call CQ with my
>> beams pointed to the ground due to some Murphy type of failure.
> I'd probably use something like an el-cheapo outdoor wifi CCTV camera,
> and feed 12V up the tower (well, you're going to have that for your
> preamp *anyway*, right?).  If you go down the route of
> expensive-unless-secondhand "proper" CCTV cameras you can get a range of
> lenses, including zoom lenses.
> If you want to centre up on the moon, consider screwing a telephoto
> converter on.

Gordon JC Pearce MM0YEQ

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