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9615Re: [BPQ32] flamp and BPQMail?

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  • Charles Brabham
    Feb 3, 2013
      If I had a radio at 3.3-3.5 Ghz, it would end up serving as a door-stop, perhaps.
      The ARRL HSMM group put in over a decade desperately trying to find something useful for hams to do to do at very high speed, over very short distances - and they drew a blank, too.
      A few tried playing ISP - which was about as far as thier imagination would go - but those danged PART97 regulations kept getting in the way.
      In the end, after trying and failing to have PART97 repealed multiple times and being serially rebuffed or ignored by both the FCC and the Ham Radio community, they finally realized that they comprised a tiny minority that most amateurs just didn't give a hoot about, one way or the other.
      After some years of being bitter clingers, they faded off into obscurity - with the exception of a few hardened cranks.
      I could give the 3.3-3.5 Ghz radio equipment to one of those guys I guess but it would be a cruel act, much akin to scraping out a line of detergent on a mirror, before a crack cocaine addict suffering from the "Jones".
      No, far better to just use it as a door-stop, or something.
      73 DE Charles, N5PVL
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      Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2013 9:48 PM
      Subject: Re: [BPQ32] flamp and BPQMail?


      On Sat, 2 Feb 2013, Charles Brabham wrote:
      > Here's an article I wrote some years ago about the advantages of a
      > combined point-to-point/multicast HF network:
      > http://uspacket.org/network/index.php?topic=42.0

      We have a radio band at 3.3-3.5GHz. WiMax manufacturers are selling
      equipment that covers that band because outside of our ITU region, it is
      not a ham band. This begs the question:

      What would you do if you had 100Mbit/s over the air?

      It's possible _today_. MIMO, multiple antennas, multiple bands, and both

      Kris Kirby, KE4AHR
      Disinformation Analyst

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