On 31/05/2012 08:44, Roland Perry wrote:
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, at 09:03:32 on
> Wed, 30 May 2012, Graham. <email@example.com> remarked:
> Is the plane carrying a picocell, or just a camera? It's not very clear
> from the commentary.
There has been no mention of it being used, I can't see it being very
practical. There are sections in remoter areas where I suspect that 3G
coverage is poor but they would not be to follow with a UAV for very
long. Aren't there restrictions on UAVs in UK airspace - as one UK
police force found out when they tried one without getting clearance
from the CAA.
I posted a message on uk.tech.broadcast about the antenna on the roof of
the media vehicle, one reply described them in more detail that I could
see online but there are some that have not been identified.
They have had most problems with 3G (presumably?) in town / city centres
where most of the crowd seem to have been sending video from their
mobile phones so the media vehicle could not get a connection. I did
post also a query about why they could have been given higher priority
for their SIM cards than standard users.