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Can you See Me Now? Portable Operation From a Web Cam

from Paul Signorelli, W0RW on July 8, 2019
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Can you See Me Now? Portable Operation From a Web Cam

There are now thousands of web cams operating around the world and they make great portable operating locations. The stations who work you can watch you on their computer as you talk to them.

When I am at a web cam site I post the web cam link on my QRZ.com page and then stations who contact me can then click and watch. I usually have a big sign that shows up on the web cam. Even DX guys who can’t hear me can watch me operate.

Many web cans are now live streaming; they give you fast refresh rates and real time video. Other bandwidth limited cams refresh at slower rates and may give only 1 frame every minute.

The HD Pikes Peak Panoramic Cam that I frequently use has a revolving 1 minute refresh rate. http://tinyurl.com/zfxaq77, I am standing right above the ‘RW’ sign.

The remote Independence Pass, Colorado, Web Camera is a solar powered wireless camera with a 1 minute refresh rate, http://tripcam.us/webcam/colorado/roads/northwest-colorado/hwy-82-at-independence-pass. I am standing just to the left of the tree. This camera is down and won’t be back on line until July.

The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument had a camera that was directed at a flag pole that i used as a reflector when I was pedestrian mobile. I ask guys who see me to send me Screen Shot and made a QSL Card out of it later.

https://www.nps.gov/flfo/learn/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm.

Paul, W0RW
Colorado

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Can you See Me Now? Portable Operation From a Web Cam Reply
by VK5SW on July 8, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
Hi Paul. What a great idea. Thanks for that.
 
RE: Can you See Me Now? Portable Operation From a Web Cam Reply
by KW6LA on July 9, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
Great stuff Paul. I think I worked you on CW with that military radio years ago. I recall you worked for TRW
re: your call sign. I did too! Cheers
 
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by KK6BXO on July 9, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
Very clever Paul. Sort of a ham radio variation on geocaching? There could be a poker run style contest there. Thanks!

Maurice KK6BXO
 
RE: Can you See Me Now? Portable Operation From a Web Cam Reply
by K9MHZ on July 9, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
Love Pike’s Peak! Memories....
 
Can you See Me Now? Portable Operation From a Web Cam Reply
by KQ6XA on July 10, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
Historic youtube video archive from Nov 2, 2015.

Paul W0RW/PM Pedestrian Mobile on the Pikes Peak webcam during a QSO on HF radio. Paul was using a PRC-319 backpack radio 50 Watts with a 10ft whip antenna and dragging wire counterpoise.

Live audio on radio transceiver combined with public webcam video while he was up on the mountain pass.

https://youtu.be/6KA_Ys65zXY

https://youtu.be/kVeH-Mjwe5k
 
RE: Can you See Me Now? Portable Operation From a Web Cam Reply
by W0RW on July 10, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
The radio that I use is a PRC319 Military Backpack.
It runs 50W to a 10 foot whip.
There is an eHam article about the PRC319 used as a Pedestrian Mobile at:
"210 Countries on a 10 Foot Whip”, http://www.eham.net/articles/10734
You can see an action video at:
http://tinyurl.com/zn3fgbl
There is another video about the PRC319 in the 7 Lakes Wilderness area at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8vdLKsBB3s
See you on the trail or on the tube.
Paul w0rw
 
RE: Can you See Me Now? Portable Operation From a Web Cam Reply
by KJ4DGE on July 10, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
Nice, and a great way to spend your day Paul!
 
Can you See Me Now? Portable Operation From a Web Cam Reply
by ONAIR on July 11, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
You can make your own anywhere! www.Periscope.tv
 
RE: Can you See Me Now? Portable Operation From a Web Cam Reply
by KA4KOE on July 16, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
How well did the flagpole work? I remember KI0PF using a baseball backstop fence one time like a parabolic reflector.
 
RE: Can you See Me Now? Portable Operation From a Web Cam Reply
by W0RW on July 18, 2019 Mail this to a friend!
Yes, The flag pole gives about +3dB and the correct positioning of the drag wire is about +6 dB.

My big corner reflector contact was with G0SBW/pm using the baseball back stop fencing. It gives about +10 dB. I could walk around and get in the best focal spot. KI0PF took the pictures.

See the story "Rare Pedestrian Mobile contact with UK" <http://www.eham.net/articles/11542

Paul w0rw
 
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