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[Ham-80211] Re: High power 2.4 GHz rules change

Al Wolfe awolfe at Route24.net
Thu May 18 01:03:43 UTC 2006

> Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 13:53:14 -0400
> From: Jeff King <jeff at aerodata.net>
> Subject: Re: [Ham-80211] OT???  High power 2.4 GHz rules change
> Nope, 2.4ghz will not go the way of 220mhz. Both the HAMS and the WISPS 
> seem to be forgetting something. Both Part 15 AND Part 97 are secondary 
> users here. Part 18 is the primary user, things such as microwave ovens 
> and industrial equipment running into the kilowatts with no requirement 
> for APC.
> The WISP's need to spend their time fighting for protected spectrum as 
> they will never get the ISM industry to vacate 2.4ghz. If they feel they 
> serve the public so much better then amateur's do, I suggest they go after 
> the 420-450mhz band, which is unused over the majority of the country. 
> This offers excellent foliage penetration and by displacing the hams they 
> would have a range of frequencies they could actually build a long term 
> business model on.
> Or look at it another way, your going to make enemies with mainstream 
> amateur radio by doing what you are doing, so you might as well make it 
> worth your while. Why ask for what amounts to a crumb when you could get 
> the whole wedding cake? The hams will jump up and down, and beat their 
> chest, but the utilization of 420-450mhz across the majority of the 
> country is almost zero.

    What rock have you been hiding under? The 420 to 450 mhz band is the 
second most used band in amateur radio. Get real.

Al, K9SI 

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