1596RE: [BPQ32] Off the shelf 1.5mbs 900 MHz kits?
- Jan 31, 2009
Jeff… Start a Yahoo Group on this and see if enough are interested.. I would join the list…
Prices are not that bad… Jerry
From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: [BPQ32] Off the shelf 1.5mbs 900 MHz kits?
We ran some 900mhz full duplex links back in the late 90's over here.
They worked well within a 25 mile range. The equipment including the
beams and LMR cabling cost around $400 per end (if I remember right).
At $500 per modem the ones you found seem a little pricey to me but I'd
guess that's in the ball park at 'todays' costs for that type of
equipment. If you are looking for high throughput over short paths I
would think 900mhz is certainly a good choice.
- Mark K2CAN
Jeff Thomas - WA4ZKO wrote:
>1/30/2009 5:31 PM
> Anyone looked into or tinkered with these for a backbone?
> http://www.digi. com/products/ wireless/ xpress.jsp
> <http://www.digi. com/products/ wireless/ xpress.jsp>
> Thoughts? Pros? Cons?
> I'm thinking you could take these and build an RF based AXIP link(s)?
> Obviously encryption would have to go if operated under Part 97, but
> then again...who says we have to use them under Part 97 rules?
> Yeah, I know about 2.4ghz links, but 2.4 and 5ghz in my area is next
> to useless due to multiple WISP providers and serious proliferation of
> Part 15 stuff all over the place. 900 MHz isn't perfect either, but
> works better on LOS and Near Line Of Sight paths and seems much more
> sane...for now.
> I'm sure there are other similar kits and probably even better "bang
> for the buck" but I just stumbled across this and got to
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