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[Ham-80211] Access control suggestions

Steven Phillips steven_phillips at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 4 14:54:01 UTC 2004

Here's another idea.  Transverters.  Switch them to a
frequency of our choice.  10GHz would be an
interesting band to experiment with for long distance
links.  Granted, build a transverter isn't the
cheapest solution, but, it's probabaly a lot cheaper
than the D-Star system.  Or, would it be better to
build a frequency multiplier or sorts to keep them in
the 2.4GHz range, just lower or raise the frequency a
small bit to put them into the ham only portions?

--- Steve Lampereur <kb9mwr at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Jeff,
> It would not surprise me if Icom was trying to
> discourage hams from using
> WiFi.  I wasn't the one in contact with Icom for the
> evaluation we did here
> in Green Bay, but I don't remember any off the wall
> stuff like that.  One of
> the Icom reps lives here in town and I think he
> knows talking down WifI to
> us would be dumb, but on the same token I'm sure
> that's why we had a chance
> to evaluate the D-Star.  Cha-Ching free word of
> mouth publicity!
> The only thing that caught me a bit off guard is
> when the units had to
> suddenly be sent back.  Supposedly in the not to
> distant future there will
> be a "second generation" that we might get to also
> evaluate.  I'm not sure
> was meant by that.  It could be as simple as a clear
> up of some firmware
> issues. (There were a couple minor ones).  Or maybe
> Icom has another plan up
> their sleeve.  Either way I guess to me WiFi is
> still alot more practical
> since the D-star for most hams is way out of their
> price range.
> And I hear you on the "non-compatible" fork of GPL
> code. And yes from what I
> have queried changing frequency isn't a practical
> option.  While I don't
> actively follow it, I do from time to time I
> check...  Hoping someone with
> better programming knowledge that I will start the
> footwork for ham firmware
> of sorts.
> Steve
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