GNARC providing FD with video from Oyster Festival
As part of a demonstration project, to show the technical capabilities of the GNARC members, several hams have worked to setup a video link from the 2014 Norwalk Oyster Festival back to emergency managers at Fire HQ. This will allow real time viewing of the amusement ride area of the park. In the future GNARC will be able to deploy this technology rapidly to assist emergency managers in getting “eyes on” views during critical events.
The radio link originates at a light pole in Vets park (very near our field day site). It is then received at the top of the hospital and relayed to fire HQ. This is done with an IP camera over the normal 5.x Gig wifi standard using high gain dishes.
Some photos are attached.
Live view of the area shown on a PC at Fire HQ
This is one of the dishes relaying the signal from the bullet IP camera
View from the ground of the setup.
It is at a good height to be able to “see” the hospital.