Yagicam back online

The mast webcam has been repaired after 1 year of out of order…

For now it’s placed at 2m to the ground, about 1,5m below the 6m Yagi on the little tower.

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It’s located in Rome, Italy JN61FS

The hardware is a D-Link DC-910 ethernet cam, seems not so good with the focus on long distance, but it was not designed fot this use.

The cam is placed inside a electrical plastic box with an hole for the ccd covered by transparent plexiglass.
The 5V supply voltage goes on the ethernet cable (on a 10-100Mbit network only the wires 1-2-3-6 are used, 4-5-7-8 are free and can be used for DC)
Due to the long cable, around 70m, I choose to feed with a mini 2A switching supply trimmed at 10V, and inside the cam box there is a 1,5A series voltage regulator on a large cooling fin of aluminium.

The cam drawn 250mA continuous with peak of 450mA when 3 users are connected directly and watching video stream.

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