Does anyone know of any wireless that can span quite a long distence, there are no obstructions and I need to go about 17 miles (90,000 Feet)
I have been researching to launch a sounding balloon with some photo equipment, gps tracking, wireless connection back to ground, and a linux based system to control everything and transfer the pictures and or video realtime back to ground.
Every place I see people doing this they are using ham radio to transmit data but it does not seem to be very reliable and the connection is only about 9600k at best.
I have found some equipment that would work fine but it is over $1,000 I am hoping there is some way to use something like a 802.11b with external antenna but I have not seen anything that will span nearly that distance. If you want to see someone that did something similar here is a link on the web: