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©ammy ⭐
Tue Oct 21 2014, 10:21AM Email Thread Print View


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With all the recent installations, I know we'll see plenty of cool pictures from Ben's webcams. I'm starting this thread so we can share the pictures that we like here.


Last night's sunset from the new Baldwin Lake cam:


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bills grandson
Tue Oct 21 2014, 10:59AM

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I love the webcams. Would love to see a mobile one. Would be fun to ride with cammy out in the woods.
Butler peak would be the best place for one that could rotate. Would be neat to have an ocean view, or to see into Mexico, and a great shot of the valley.
My view of San Jacinto is about the same but from a lot farther away. If that one rotates you can get another San G cam

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©ammy ⭐
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I'd love to put a webcam up at Butler Peak! I've even tried to think of a way to just take something up there on the days we staff the tower. But the only way I can think of to accomplish that is to use my cell phone and I really don't want to tie it up all day while we're in the tower. And I'm certainly not leaving it up there when we're not in the tower!
The best way I can think of to have a webcam up there when we're there is to use one of my old phones (that's actually what's taking these pictures: [Click Here]). But I need an automated way to send the pictures from the old phone to my current one so it can send the pictures out on the internet. I think I'd need to use Bluetooth to send the images from one phone to the other. But in my searching, I can't find an app that will automatically send the pictures every 10 minutes or so. Then I'd probably need another app to automatically find the images on my new phone and upload them to the internet, again, automatically.
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©ammy ⭐
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bills grandson wrote ...

Would be fun to ride with cammy out in the woods.

Too much of the time, I don't have a decent cell signal out in the forest.
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bills grandson
Tue Oct 21 2014, 01:28PM

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someday they will have it. I would think the FS would go for it so they could see first hand.
As for now a gopro would be the best way but then not live.

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NShore.Allen
Tue Oct 21 2014, 03:04PM

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Cammy, is there cell signal at the top of the tower?

I love all the webcams..

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Benny ⭐
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We've had them up on Bertha Peak in the past, not Butler, I may have mentioned that one in the past. Cammy is there power at Butler? I know Bertha there is as we had a cam up there for the X-Games @ Summit and shot the signal down.

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bills grandson
Tue Oct 21 2014, 05:37PM

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How much power do they need? It shouldn't take a lot in solar panels to run it.
Of course if it can't be isolated after every thunderstorm it would have to be replaced.
FS should be happy to have it if they can control it's direction when they need to. A good camera with magnification could almost replace a spotter plane during fires

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©ammy ⭐
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NShore.Allen wrote ...

Cammy, is there cell signal at the top of the tower?

Depending on which side of the tower you're on.
On one side, I get fast 4G signal. On the other side, there's not even enough signal to receive a phone call.
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©ammy ⭐
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Benny (N6BWX) wrote ...

I know Bertha there is as we had a cam up there for the X-Games @ Summit and shot the signal down.

Woah! Did the camera have a huge amount of zoom or what?
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Benny ⭐
Aug 19 : 09:37pm
bluemeadow, the Blackhawk is not here yet. The shoot is at the top of the mountain, but I believe it will be landing in our parking lot at Bear Mtn. I think he arrives tomorrow or Wednesday, shooting through the end of the week.

Forest Grump
Aug 19 : 07:48pm
There are also OHV Volunteers for the USFS. These fine people patrol our forest service roads often finding an destroying illegal fire pits, putting out deserted campfires, educating campers about illegal campfires and seeing that they are put out.

Tlingit
Aug 19 : 04:12pm
Thanks Forest, good to know.

Forest Grump
Aug 19 : 03:17pm
There is a large volunteer presence, Big Bear Valley Citizens on Patrol. They are recruiting now. They can be hampered sometimes by their controllers but for the most part these guys/gals rule.

bluemeadow
Aug 19 : 02:58pm
Do we know what film shoot at Bear Mountain, I can hear the helicopter, but did not see it though.


Tlingit
Aug 19 : 12:15pm
I personally don't see the same police presence as I did even a few years ago. Is there a volunteer service in place? I know volunteers can't do much, but eye's and ears are invaluable. Without the bodies needed to respond, guess it wouldn't work.

doo·hick·ey
Aug 19 : 11:18am
(Paranoid-conspiracy-theory Sidenote:
Like our Sheriff dept. if we had very low crime rate for one year, why would they increase their budget? Possibly, a quota of instances must be met. It's a thin line game the big cheese's are playing w/our safety.)
Soap box 📦 done!

Quakes
Aug 19 : 11:08am
I didn't know campfires were allowed at all out here. On the Eastern side of the country, they are allowed. People even burn debris in large piles in their backyards in Tennessee. Here, it lacks the humidity where a fire can easily get out of hand.

doo·hick·ey
Aug 19 : 10:47am
If it is due to budget cuts for their man hours, one would think a 2nd shift or overtime for rangers is much more cost effective than the resources it takes to fight a wildfire.

JeepGirl
Aug 19 : 09:12am
Went Yellow Post Camping Saturday... Ranger drove around and stopped at each spot explaining as of Tuesday no more camp fires.... So, kind of a boring evening sitting around with no fire... However every other visible spot had a raging camp fire... No Ranger to be seen from dusk til dawn... Would it not make more sense to be patrolling in the evening...

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Aug 19 : 08:08am
FYI, there's a film shoot going on at Bear Mountain this week that will include a real Blackhawk helicopter. You may see it buzzing around the Valley & Moonridge.

doo·hick·ey
Aug 18 : 05:42pm
Packrats probably..

doo·hick·ey
Aug 18 : 05:35pm
The rabbits 🐇 around here don't know what to make of carrots, go figure, the muskrats (?) eat them all up.

doo·hick·ey
Aug 18 : 05:29pm
That's terrible, Hit n run non injury Lake Arrowhead.

Hey that giant tame gopher snake resident I have will tremble it's tail tip if startled. I laugh, wanna-be!

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