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[Ham-80211] Re: Emergency Wireless Internet (Mark Miller)

KC2MMi kc2mmi at verizon.net
Thu Oct 6 20:41:29 UTC 2005


The print edition gave it a full page, plus a special box on the front of the
"Circuits" section to pull attention to it.

Considering:
-- that hams can do the same things, with the same equipment, but with higher
power limits
--that the NYTimes hasn't said much about ham opts in Katrina
--the government agencies are also using WiFi to set up bubbles with sat links
out

I'd suspect the ham emcomm community (ARRL/ARES) is ignoring an important option
that everyone else is grabbing off the shelf.

No, WiFi or WiMax or Sky-Fi (my own term for WiFi plus a satlink out) isn't HF
or CW. But as the article shows, it can be damned effective.





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