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[Ham-80211] Application idea for high speed amateur networking

Jim Tarvid tarvid at ls.net
Thu Sep 29 18:40:18 UTC 2011


Can anyone provide a citation of Part 97 use in the 13cm band?

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 2:21 PM, Marlon K. Schafer (509-982-2181) <
ooe at odessaoffice.com> wrote:

>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Larry Levesque" <ka1vgm at gmail.com>
> To: "TAPR Mailing List for Ham Radio Use of 802.11" <ham-80211 at tapr.org>
> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 9:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [Ham-80211] Application idea for high speed amateur networking
>
>
>
>  On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 11:21:30AM -0500, Joe S. Borovetz wrote:
>>
>>> On 9/29/2011 11:02 AM, Marlon K. Schafer (509-982-2181) wrote:
>>> >
>>> >>Hello all
>>> >>I live in las Vegas and am constructing what I call the QST
>>> >>Machine. Think of it as an information kiosk for hams that
>>> >>aren't familiar with the town. It runs like an automated phone
>>> >>system. Touch tone 1 for ...... Touch 2 for.... Touch 3 for
>>> >>Newsline. Ect.
>>> >>It will be on a remote mountain-top for good coverage. Being
>>> >>computer controlled, I need a link to upload new menu options,
>>> >>Newsline and more. At least 50 to 100 Kbps. I have been messing
>>> >>around with a couple old wrt54g's hacked out with DD-WRT. I love
>>> >>them with the new firmware! I have not, however gotten around to
>>> >>trying to shoot the 7 mile path between the mountain and me. I
>>> >>have most of the necessary equipment including dishes. Just a
>>> >>matter of time.
>>> >>Any questions, comments, concerns, discussions?
>>>
>> ---
>>
>>> This application would seem to me to be close to broadcasting which
>>> is not legal.
>>>
>>> Also, watch out for the Ubiquity radios....the FCC is starting to
>>> target users of those radios and is handing out citations....I know
>>> this to be a fact from someone who received a citation.
>>>
>>>
>>> Joe
>>>
>>
>> As with any RF application, be sure you are transmitting on the correct
>> frequencies and using the correct power. That includes figuring in for
>> any gain antennas.
>>
>> Most of the Ubiquity violations have been for using an unauthorized
>> frequency (around 5.40GHz)that falls into a radar band that most airports
>> use.
>>
>
> ALL of them have been.  And I'm pretty sure that they were all warned
> before hand as well.
>
> The problem is that they were turning off the DFS (dymanic frequency
> selection) mechanism and usually going over the 1 watt eirp limit as well.
>
> And you are correct they were all causing interference to the wind shear
> radars at various airports.  I was recently at the FCC and we were talking
> about this problem.
>
> In fact, we first started talking with the FCC about this problem a couple
> of years ago and I encouraged the fines for those that wouldn't fix the
> problem with a phone call first.
>
> laters,
> marlon
>
>
>
>>
>> --
>> Larry Levesque
>> KA1VGM
>>
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