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    24v regulator and LC filter for clean 12.1v power to all GS components. super simple and clean and can run on just about any DC power source now.

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    Nice clean 1.3 Pepperbox with 5.8GHz re-transmission.

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    Added the fatshark repeater yesterday and really like it. Should be the last thing as I have run out of room on this tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffmhopkins View Post
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    Nice clean 1.3 Pepperbox with 5.8GHz re-transmission.
    Man, I never thought to do anything like the retransmit until I saw this, that's definitely on my to-do list! Thanks for the idea!

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    Repeaters are where it's at. I flew with my goggles (or headplay's) hanging from my ground station for years. Even while I had a repeater I still did (my goggles then we're attitude v2's without a fan - foggy situation too often) because I connected my headplay's to the eagle eyes via wire. Now that I have a set of hd3's and use them for most everything now, the repeater is fantastic. Not only can everyone else watch your flight if you're flying with people - the freedom of movement and ability to get away from a 1.3 receiving station with a 433 source screaming in my hands is great. Throw plane, get back 20 or 30 feet from my ground station and it's smooth, clear sailing.

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    Quick question, and would love your input - but I know how finnicky sometimes 1.3 Ghz video is with 433/900 Mhz UHF control, but how does the 5.8 Ghz transmitter on the ground station do against the 1.3 Ghz video. Is there any sort of problem with signal degradation?

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    There is no discernible impact / interference between 1.3 and 5.8. The reason 433 interacts so heavily is that 1.3 is only 3 harmonics away from 433. 433x3=1299, so if you're flying 1280, you're going to get some heavy interaction. 5.8 is invisible though - you can stick your repeater right on the 1.3 antenna and be fine.

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    That's exactly what I hoped to hear! Thanks very much Hoss!

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    Repeaters are fine for small groups of friends flying, but become a liability at larger events. In fact many large events do not allow repeaters.
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