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Video camera for ELR shooting

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by P7id10T, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    With our families, it's rare lately that my buddy and I can go shooting together. As you all know, spotters are invaluable for ELR.
    Also, good optics cost more than my gun and my eyes get crappier with each passing year.

    So I figured radio cameras would do the trick for me.
    I picked up these parts back in January but didn't make time to put it all together until today.
    I bought the stuff from a place called TMart.com. TXD/RXD units shipped from Hong Kong.

    Parts List:

    Items SKU Price QTY Total
    1.5W 12-Channel Wireless Audio & Video Transfer Systems 21001534 $79.69 1 $79.69
    1/3" Sony CCD 700TVL 36IR LED Waterproof Security Camera 21000657 $85.42 1 $85.42
    USB 2.0 Video and Audio Capture Adapter TV DVD VHS CV129 $10.00 1 $10.00

    $175 in video gear, need two batteries and a laptop.
    In my test today, I turned on the camera and transmitter. Took the receiver, frame grabber, and laptop with me.
    The video feed is live at ~30 frames per second. Good enough to watch the cars drive by my place.

    The image started getting mediocre around 1km. I lost it at 1.5km - but this is through a heavy canopy of trees.
    I figure with yagi antennas you could probably go 2 miles or more.


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  2. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    What is ELR shooting I have been around guns a long time but just haven't heard that before. Could you explain please? It sounds interesting.
  3. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    My guess....extended long range? No wait,wait...Enormous Lab Rat! post some video when you get a chance.
  4. padd54

    padd54 Central Oregon/Cascades Active Member

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    Extreme Long Range; over a mile.