Saturday, October 28, 2006

Measuring the distance

Today my dad and I measured the distance between Hanalani and our house. It ended up being 0.96 miles apart. Our transmission will have to cover this distance.

N21º 26.478
W158º 00.580

N21º 26.667
W158º 01.458

Getting some materials

Today my Dad ordered a transmitter so that we can test it when it comes in. It is a Video-lynx Z70A 70cm Mini Video/Audio transmitter. It is the miniature transmitter that I am planning to use. The entire manual can be found here.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Doing Some More Research

Today I read an introduction to ATV from Amateur Television Quarterly. I learned that it can be fun and fairly inexpensive. I also learned all the things you can do with it.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Started Blog

Today my dad and I made my Literature Review and put all my sources of information.
Literature Review

“An Introduction to Amateur Television” QST 1993, part 1 April, pp.19-23, part 2 May, pp. 43-47, part 3 June, pp. 35-41

ARRL, The ARRL Handbook For Radio Communications, Newington, CT, ARRL The National Association For Amateur Radio, 2006, pp. 9.38-9.43

PC Electronics, “ATV, Where To Start”, July 2003,

Giandomenico, Don (N6YIY), “Wireless Video For Remote Control Aircraft”,

Shimabukuro, Rodney, Interview With KITV Chief Engineer, Nov. 2006 (pending)

Kahl, Henry, Interview With KH6HAK, Nov.2006 (pending)