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Hey Guys,

I am curious whether or not this setup is legal to use in North America. I am in Canada and I want to use this in a remote control plane and/or helicopter. I wanted to mount this on my Hobbico Nexstar .40 Trainer.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...5949777105&rd=1

It is very similar to the Hong Kong one reviewed by RC-CAM Man. If I were to use this, how exactly would you get in trouble with it? Curiousity. I am a law abiding citizen completely and I don't want anything negative to happen.

Another option I have I guess is to use my brothers wirless video transmitters from x10. They are an old model, and I'm not sure they will work.

Thanks for any help in advance,

T

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For USA use, unless it specifically has a valid FCC Reg number listed on the body of the RF Tx, it will need to fall under one of the licensed conditions. Keep in mind that most of the eBay "1.2Ghz" systems are not compliant under any USA rule, licensed or not. Canada has a similar policy. Some Canadian Reg Number info can be found here: http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/in...FILE/rsp100.pdf

For info on Canada's ticketing process and fines, please see: http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/in...n/sf01391e.html. I have no idea how vigilent the Canadian Minister is about illegal RF activity. In contrast, USA based FCC rules specify that penalties are up to $10,000 per day of illegal operation and 6 months in jail. In practice, the FCC's enforcment is nearly non-existent due to the FCC budget cuts. Maybe this is true in your country too, or maybe not.

Some Canadian License Exempt info can be seen here: http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/in...n/sf01320e.html

Canadian Radio Standards are found here: http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/in...h_sf06129e.html

However, rather than use the equipment illegally for your hobby activity, why not obtain the technician class amateur radio license and operate something that is ham radio compliant ? The ham license is free, or nearly so, and very easy to earn. I cannot think of any valid reason why a hobbyist would want to skip obtaining a ham license. Canadian Ham License Info: http://www.rac.ca/

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Okay. I have the reciever and transmitters but no camera. The VR30A and VT30A. So now I need a decent camera.

I was just reading up on the Amateur Radio License and it looks Very very easy to obtain so I may. But, how will that help me using this trasnmitter and reciever setup?

So now my next question is, what kind of camera should I get? And can you link me to one? Nothing overly expensive because I am a university student and I'm still poor:D

T

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Perhaps others will chime in with some board camera suggestions. But for me, the Panasonic CX-161 is the first choice for a decent "low cost" color CCD. It is discontinued so maybe you can find a used one for a good price. Retail was $90 before Panasonic stopped making them.

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I have not used the KX-121 but it has received good reviews. For model A/P I suggest you stick with color CCD and skip the B/W cameras. Otherwise, prepare to get bored with your videos in short order.

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