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[Ham-80211] Re: 802.16e?

Rich Osman rich at osman.com
Tue Apr 12 18:07:12 UTC 2005

I agree it may be an opportunity, though you'll find a challenge importing
non-type-accepted equipment in other than your suitcase.

Thus spake Bill Vodall <wa7nwp at jnos.org>:

>> Darryl-
>>  In the US that spec will be known as "WiMax" for MLANs (Metropolitan Area
>> LANS). Since the spec is not finalized yet, the equipment is not available
>> here yet. Pre-spec 802.11n equipment, like the Wifi "pre-N" gear being sold
>> here, is on the market but many of us don't want to hear about pre-spec
>> equipment given the industry's reputation for bungling and creating
>> techno-orphans.
> And many of us want to hear about everything..
> For folks that don't recognize the significance of Darryl's note..   
> The 3.3 to 3.5G
> spectrum (I believe) is Part 97 in the U.S. but not Part15.  Thus we 
> hams could
> use the "foreign" equipment locally and maintain the Part15 
> frequencies for interacting
> with our neighbors on a non-amateur basis.
> A "reasonably priced" source of 3.3G Wi* equipment could open things
> up in the US.
> Bill - WA7NWP
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