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April 18, 2014 AT 10:00 am

How to use the Raspberry Pi as a Slow Scan Television (SSTV) camera #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Agri Vision posted this project using their Raspberry Pi as a SSTV camera.

In this project the Raspberry Pi with the PiCam is used as a wireless camera which can transmit images over long distances, usually tenths of kilometers. Images will be transmitted by amateur radio (ham-radio) using slow scan television (SSTV) on the 2 meter band (144.5 MHz). Since the Pi can generate the HF FM signal itself, no additional electronics are needed for low power transmissions. For a little bit more power a one or two transistor amplifier will be suitable. Furthermore a low pass filter is recommended to filter out higher harmonics of the signal. This project also contains a python script which detects movement. Using this script the Raspberry Pi can be used as a wireless security cam at distances far outside the range of normal WiFi networks. Be aware that you need a ham-radio license to use this application!

See the full tutorial here.

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1 Comment

  1. hey I tried this 2 times but I failed :( by the way thnks :) it was great

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