Friday, June 15, 2007

Friday Must Read

I saw this and had to add it to the list...

Baby Monitor Picks up Video from NASA
"Since Sunday, one of the two channels on Natalie Meilinger's baby monitor has been picking up black-and-white video from inside the space shuttle Atlantis. The other still lets her keep an eye on her baby."

1 comment:

  1. Who needs a baby monitor? Just to go NASA TV and watch it all live.

    NASA TV is rebroadcast by Direct TV and Dish Network satelights. The baby monitor's receiver could be overloaded by the signal from the satelight and displaying the video. The overload could be coming from poor shielding in the monitor or it has an antenna that happens to have just the right resonance to match the wavelength of the signal from the satelight.

    I am willing to bet that if they remove the antenna and reattach it the monitor will stop receiving. Removing and attaching the antenna may change the overall impedance of the antenna and this would change the resonance.