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#1 Rogerhaugen


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Posted 12 April 2008 - 11:52 AM


Need to buy a transmitter and receiver for steadicam
and for tripod work. What are you recommending?
Is it possible to get something decent and sollid for less than $3000?
(I have used the Titan and find it ok, but not amazing..)


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Edited by Rogerhaugen, 12 April 2008 - 11:52 AM.

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#2 Wolf Seeberg

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:03 PM

Tx range comparison: MiniSpy, Moduls, Canatrans, Dynawave:

Here?s our impression:

Power out ? measured with Bird meter ? no input Walk test range on clear channel Use Tx antennae Price US $
Vancouver Dynawave .13-.15 100 ft Non-USA ½ wave 10? 2 K
Moduls 3ooo .2-.4 120 ft Non-USA ½ wave 10? Unavailable
Moduls 3ooo vers: 2008 .18 - .2 100 ft Non-USA 2200.00
Toronto Canatrans 1W setting .42-.65 140 ft Non-USA Manufacturers 8? 4 K
MiniSpy .3 280 ft Part 97 in USA Commercial duck 550.00
Modulus 4ooo Unavailable LALA land Vapor ware

The range is a direct reflection of power out. What trumps everything is a clean channel. You get 3x the range on a clean channel.
If you use a channel with a digital commercial HD TV transmitter 30 miles away on it, range is cut in half. There is no way to tell if a digital TV Tx is on an analog channel with an analog tuner. The license info on various databases is revealing. A walk test tells most.
The MiniSpy is better than anything else because it?s designed for one clean channel only: CATV59=434MHz. It is fine for Part 97 and experimentation and donation in the USA, not to be used commercially.
None of the other brands are to be used in the USA. Our tests were done in northern Mexico. Of course with the planned acceleration of global warming most of Ca. is gonna be ?off shore ? soon enough.
2008 version of the 3000 is available for non USA customers.

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