July 17th, 2017
Broadcast RF are first choice for some of the worlds leading broadcasters and production companies for their impeccable Aerial camera downlink services. Fully EASA approved for a variety of different helicopter types, the downlinks have been used on some of the worlds largest live events and toured the world, being tried and tested with some of the worlds strictest aviation authorities.
Broadcast RF have taken the best in RF technology and combined it to build the ultimate in RF downlinks available to hire. Using Link SD or HD technology as its basis, we use our own specially manufactured power amplifiers and get get distances in excess of 120 km for our standard downlinks.
Achieving distances of this magnitude relies on getting an optimum receive site, with clear line of sight to the surrounding area and the helicopters flight path. Broadcast RF can provide antenna extension systems to ensure antenna positions are optimum, and allowing antennas to be cables back to the outside broadcast or production area. For more information, please see our fibre extension system page.
Provided as an optional extra is a dedicated communication system which provides production and technical talkback to both the camera operator and pilot, allowing seamless communication between air and ground.
Camera control or paint systems can also be provided to control the camera from the outside broadcast or production area.
|Available Frequencies:||2.0 GHz – 2.4 GHz|
|Power Output:||Up to 10 W|
|Camera Control:||Yes if required|
|Comms:||Yes if required|
|Machine Types with EASA Approval Certification:||AS350 Single Engine Squirrel
AS355 Twin Engine Squirrel
Bell206 Jet Ranger
Bell206L Long Ranger
|Machine Types without EASA Approval Certification:||Bell212 Huey
Our standard helicopter downlink system consists of the following:
*EASA approvals only supplied with a Broadcast RF installation engineer
and not available for dry hire.
** Single actuators are not available for dry hire.
Duplex Comms System adds:
Camera Control System adds:
Triax Extension System adds:
Fibre Extension System adds:
|Link SD Helicopter Downlink System 4 Way Diversity||£800 per day|
|Link HD Helicopter Downlink System 4 Way Diversity||£1270 per day|
|Duplex Comms System||£350 per day|
|Camera Control System||£300 per day|
|Link SMPTE Fibre Extension System (to extend all four antennas)||£240 per day|
|Link Triax Extension System (to extend all four antennas)||SD £200 per day
HD £230 per day
HD wireless video system for use in a wide range of applications including roving cameras, point to point links, bikes and airborne.
Broadcast RF have the experience with relay systems with their wireless camera equipment and engineering knowledge to guide you in to the best solution for your long distance RF requirement.
The latest in EASA or STC safety documentation is available with all Broadcast RF helicopter or fixed wing installations. Expertly executed RF operations at an affordable price.