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[Ham-80211] 2.4 GHz remote broadcast

kd4e kd4e at verizon.net
Sun Feb 18 01:36:41 UTC 2007


There is growing concern about congestion and
competition for spectrum resources on 2.4.

I suppose it varies somewhat based on region and
on one's specific locale.

How would you compare the propagation, availability
of surplus devices, and spectrum congestion across
those bands, please?

Also, where do you see the challenges to each band
in the near-term future?

> We use 900mhz, 2.4ghz, 5.3ghz and 5.8ghz for our wisp.  Can I be of
> any help in this thread? marlon
> 
>> Some guys were giving a pretty close look at 5GHz.  Not sure what
>> they concluded - there was some hope for some really high speed
>> comms with minimal competition for spectrum.
>> 
>>> Monday I noticed that a local TV station was doing a remote
>>> broadcast from downtown.  What's interesting about this is that
>>> much to my surprise this was done on 2.4 GHz analog.  I could see
>>> it with a Wavecom Jr.  So for a few hours the 2.4 band was
>>> trashed.  It started with a color test pattern a bit fuzzy as
>>> they were apparently aiming the remote van's antenna towards 
>>> Scrays hill, which I am in the path of.



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Thanks! & 73, doc, KD4E
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