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Squawk7700 6th Apr 2018 01:51

For those that are interested, Cambridge (Hobart) is now on-line.

Weather cameras

Squawk7700 9th Apr 2018 13:36

George Town in NE Tassie has just come online today.

http://webcamstorageaus.com/ygto/showimage.php

Squawk7700 11th Apr 2018 05:20

Latrobe Valley YLTV airfield has just come online today...

http://webcamstorageaus.com/YLTV/showimage.php

Stay tuned for many more!

The main website is in the process of receiving a fresh new design.

Squawk7700 19th Apr 2018 07:21

Romsey is now up with a great view of Mt. Macedon.

Weather Cameras

Many more are still to come!

Squawk7700 25th Apr 2018 10:37

A very busy day today, we've had some new cameras come online...

Yarram down in South Gippsland, Victoria. Yarram Weather Cameras

Coongulla, a private strip near Lake Glenmaggie. Coongulla Weather Camera

Yarrawonga: Yarrawonga Weather Camera

A private strip next to the defunct Camperdown strip: Bookaar (Camperdown)

There are lots more coming soon as I always say!

They are all now available in OZRunways.

As always, feel free to contact me if you want to set one up at your airfield. This is a privately run very low cost project that is not commercial and not for profit, run by pilots for pilots. If you have Internet at your site, it may cost as low as $40 with zero on-going costs. If you don't have Internet, you're up for around $210. The Yarram example above is 2 x $40 cameras on a Telstra 4gx router $59 and a $150 Telstra data SIM giving a picture every 6 minutes on both cameras.

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mcoates 25th Apr 2018 15:46

We have Heck Field at Jacobs Well coming online next week. All the gear has arrived, just got to install it.

For other importers or aviation professionals out there l just ponied up $250 for all the gear as a donation to the GCSFC including the first years internet costs for a 2 camera system.

Then each following year will only be $100 or whatever the data rates are at the time.

7700 it's a great idea and one i truly believe will save lives. If it just saves one life then its well worth it !

Thanks again for all the good info.

pjv1234 29th Apr 2018 05:23

I would like to set one up at my home strip
Squawk7700 . How do I contact you
cheers

Popgun 29th Apr 2018 11:39

This is a really great initiative.

Thanks to Squawk and everyone else for their enthusiasm and efforts.

PG

Squawk7700 29th Apr 2018 23:07


Originally Posted by pjv1234 (Post 10133015)
I would like to set one up at my home strip
Squawk7700 . How do I contact you
cheers

Sure thing, great to hear!

You can email me [email protected] or PM me here.

If you have WIFI and 240 volts onsite, cameras are $40 each.

If you don't have WIFI, it's $220 for the router and data, then add up to perhaps 2 cameras as $40 each.

Send me a message and we could have you online in as little as a week.

Squawk7700 29th Apr 2018 23:18

If anyone else thinks that their flying school, charter business or maintenance facility may want some cameras, please let them know and or let me know and I'll give them a call!

I've got quite a few sites waiting for committee approval so it's going to rapidly expand very soon as the wheels turn slowly, especially when committee meetings are usually once a month at best.

Squawk7700 8th May 2018 00:30


Three new cameras have come online this week. Two on Flinders Island (Tasmania) and one at Wangaratta.

Weather Cameras

Next week we are aiming for an additional 12. with two cameras at Lethbridge Airpark (near Geelong), a second camera which will be at Wangaratta, Warrnambool will have two come online and one more at George Town. With any luck three new sites will also appear next week including Colac, Barwon Heads and Heck Field.

With some luck, hard work and coordination there will also be two new sites in Tasmania in the next few weeks.

Other than that there are lots in the pipeline still awaiting decisions from aero club committees and countil approvals.

The majority of the systems are running the low cost 1mp WIFI cameras on WIFI, with two of the current sites running Telstra 4GX routers with a data SIM on 365 day plans. Wangaratta have a 4mp POE setup but even that is a low cost setup at < $120 per camera, so it's very affordable.




rjtjrt 8th May 2018 01:08

Well done Squawk. You can justifiably know you have really made a difference in air safety.
Is there no Interest so far from anyone in Coldstream/Lilydale area of camera or 2 pointed at Mt Slide or Black Spur?

sdielectrical 8th May 2018 01:18

Thanks to a generous donation and good effort from locals there is now 2 cameras on top of a 10m post at Mittagong.

This area is a “critical locality” with high terrain and a typical pathway in and out of the Sydney basin.

These are good images showing terrain and windsock. Also available on Ozrunways.

Skycam Network - Mittagong

Squawk7700 8th May 2018 03:35


Originally Posted by rjtjrt (Post 10140779)
Well done Squawk. You can justifiably know you have really made a difference in air safety.
Is there no Interest so far from anyone in Coldstream/Lilydale area of camera or 2 pointed at Mt Slide or Black Spur?

I can't help in the short term with those two, however I'll meet you half way and give you two new cameras on Ozrunways by hopefully tomorrow. One overlooking Yan Yean reservoir from the north east and one from Glenburn pointing to the south west overlooking the Glenburn gap :-)

These new images come to us to use courtesy of a fellow pprune contributor that read the thread update today and offered his cameras, so thanks very much to that man and his company!


Re Lilydale - Management have said no to any cameras.

Coldstream are keen but currently have other priorities.




rjtjrt 8th May 2018 04:52


Originally Posted by Squawk7700 (Post 10140836)


I can't help in the short term with those two, however I'll meet you half way and give you two new cameras on Ozrunways by hopefully tomorrow. One overlooking Yan Yean reservoir from the north east and one from Glenburn pointing to the south west overlooking the Glenburn gap :-)

These new images come to us to use courtesy of a fellow pprune contributor that read the thread update today and offered his cameras, so thanks very much to that man and his company!


Re Lilydale - Management have said no to any cameras.

Coldstream are keen but currently have other priorities.




Thanks for the 2 new cameras and the fellow pprune contributor.
Jamie Doake (Landlord) at Coldstream is a great bloke and very keen to help in most things.

Squawk7700 8th May 2018 07:44

Thanks for the name. I've been chatting with Bob thus far.

gerry111 8th May 2018 07:44


Originally Posted by Squawk7700 (Post 10140836)
Re Lilydale - Management have said no to any cameras.

Perhaps ask Roger Merridew or his son if one could be fitted to their hangar?

Squawk7700 8th May 2018 08:32

They are the management :-)

I have no issue with anyone contacting them to help convince them it's a good idea, but I've tried a couple times and the idea made it to the management meeting and it was decided to not go ahead.

rjtjrt 8th May 2018 09:42


Originally Posted by Squawk7700 (Post 10140955)
Thanks for the name. I've been chatting with Bob thus far.

Squawk

PM sent

rjtjrt 8th May 2018 21:18

Squawk
Another PM sent.


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