[amsat-bb] Re: Camera on an antenna

Robert McGwier rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 02:47:07 PDT 2012

K2UYH has a camera mounted on his dish. I love the felt tip marker on his
monitor showing where the moon should be!
On Sep 9, 2012 4:56 AM, "Gordon JC Pearce" <gordonjcp at gjcp.net> wrote:

> 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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