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[Ham-80211] Re: Motorola 900 MHz Canopy Broadband Radio

Rich Osman Rich at osman.com
Fri Sep 3 22:39:34 UTC 2004


On the other hand there is lots on eBay at close to the right price range...

w3sz wrote:

> Hello, all
>
> The units would fill a need I think many of us have; 3 Mbps plus data 
> rate
> on NLOS paths.  But as Rich says, they are extremely expensive.  A single
> point to point link would be more than $1500 minimum based on the 
> prices I
> found on the web [more like $2K in most cases].  That's a non-starter for
> us non-commercial types.
>
> http://shop.wirelessguys.com/s.nl/c.ACCT69587/sc.2/category.190/.f for
> example shows pricing.
> Tessco's prices are similar.
>
> Is anyone aware of alternative 900MHz units [surplus, etc] that might 
> with
> external antenna [and perhaps external bidir amp] give similar data 
> rates,
> and work either unlicensed or part 97, but which are affordable for most
> of us hams?
>
> Also, in terms of using 900MHz under part 15 unlicensed, it looks to me
> like antennas on that band for unlicensed use are limited to 6 dBi omni
> with no provision for higher gain antennas such as is made for 2.4 GHz,
> etc [and no power derating chart].  See
> http://www.qsl.net/kb9mwr/projects/wireless/pwr.html and daughter pages.
>
> Am I right about how I am reading the Part 15 rules for 900 MHz?
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Roger Rehr
> W3SZ
>
> On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 01:18:51 -0600, Rich Osman <rich at osman.com> wrote:
>
>> It's pretty pricey stuff, it's been around for a while at 2.5 and 5
>> Ghz.  I seem to remember $1-2K for subscriber units and $5K for a hub
>> unit. It's showing up on eBay in the $200 range for subscriber units.
>>
>>
>
>
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> Roger Rehr
> W3SZ
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>
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