I have done many hours of surfing the web to find a video transmission system that is

A: Not 900mhz or 2.4ghz so it will not interfere with Xbee or my Futaba 6ex Radio

B: Long Range, 3-4 miles

C: Under 140g (save weight for batteries)

D: Good Quality (many other video systems are crap such as hobbyking and fox)

E: Under $230

Here is the list

From Birds Eye View Rc.com

LawMate 1.2G 1000mw Tx&Rx combo [LawMate 1.2G 1000mw Tx&Rx ...
BEV-1.3GHz Patch antenna [BEV-1.3GHz Patch antenna] - $29.99USD
BEV- high sensitivity microphone for FPV [BEV-microphone] - $3.99USD

From Ready Made Rc.com

Transmitter Cable [CABLE-TXSM] - $17.99
Rhino 610mAh 3S 11.1v 20C Lipoly Pack [R610-20-3] - $12.99
Camera Cable (3-wire) [CABLE-CAM3] - $8.49

From Diy Drones Store

Camera 640x480 $30

Note....... I have tested my stock Futaba 6ex 2.4ghz out to 1.75 miles with no problems,
but it probably can not match the video range. But as a general rule Futaba transmitters are twice the range of Spektrum ones.

I hope this can save other people from searching the internet for hours on end for the best deal.

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Another cheaper 700mW option for tx/rx: http://www.bestofferbuy.com/av-wireless-transmission-combo-p-15758....

I've had good success with it but haven't tried much range however there's a long thread on RcGroups here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1162250, some have flown very long distance...
1) Birds Eye View Rc.com is a Chinese company not US
2) 1.2 GHz band is emergency services/law enforcement frequency band in the US except for the 1280 MHz channel
3) Requires an FCC Technicians license to run in the US at that output level
4) the patch antenna is really a 1.2 GHz not a 1.3 GHz antenna but it does work at 1280 MHz
other than that you got it
I can get the FOX 1.5W 1.2G TX/RX for $125 shipped if anyone is interested (since they stopped selling them on best offer)...
Birds Eye View Rc ships from the us and that was my 4th point! I gurantee that you don't have to have a technicians license to operate it and the bob tx rx is crap!!!!! Trust me after hours of surfing and reading this is the best system.
I just order all the items you listed. Thanks for doing the research Keegan. I ended up going with this camera instead because if you spend over $200 at bevrc, you get free shipping (which would have been $25).
Lawmate is made in China....incase you didn't know that already.
Hi, keep in mind that 1.2 is in the gps range... The best I have used was a 1.5watt 1.5GHz setup which cost $80. From the same place I bought a chinese "webbie" to record on the plane in HD and pal to my screen on the ground. No more vidz with the bad signal on it.. Anyway, with the 1.5 I've never flown out of range, scared my radio will go after 3km.. Just my 2c

Last I checked Colorado was still in the United States and any RFcommunications fall under FCC guidelines. The 23cm (1240-1300MHz) band is under the Amateur Radio "Ham" band allocation, and as such requires at least a Technician class license to legally operate. Check the attached PDF for a complete listing of these bands and their required licensing.


I just ordered from Birds Eye View, and they shipped EMS from China.
your right :(
... i was wrong :(
I was wrong about the china thing and the technician license thing. BUT ALL video transmitters over 10mw (which is all!) require having a license!

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