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Old 10-15-2012, 09:38 PM
 
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There's no power available at the location I need to monitor, so the camera must be battery powered. The distance between the camera and the receiving device is about 400 feet, with some intervening trees and brush. Does anyone know of a product that might meet these conditions?
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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FCC laws means you are looking at a wired system, repeaters, some hacking, or a combination. An X-10 wireless cam will max out line of sight around 150'. Some IP cameras do a little better. If you don't need real-time monitoring, game-cams might fit the bill.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:14 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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The distance between the camera and the receiving device is about 400 feet, with some intervening trees and brush.
What stops you from *hard-wiring* the whole system ?
Anything *not* yours, in between ??
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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Actually, I just wanted to avoid the construction hassle. I have rental cabins with plenty of 240VAC within 100 yards. I just forlornly hoped to avoid the construction hassle. Having looked around in the meanwhile, I've decided to go ahead and just bring that power over; simpler and much cheaper than portable power. While I was at it, I found a camera with an alleged multi-mile range that might do for me. Anyone know of of the Ayrstone WiFi camera?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Ayrstone is an interesting site. I could find no mention of the FCC on their pages, and the power output of the equipment is substantially more than I remember being allowed. There is no physical reason why the system wouldn't work, but if you are interested you might want to buy now and buy spares. If the gummint gets a few complaints, (especially if some fool in a city attempts to set up a broadcasting system) the company might get shut down.
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