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RE: [BPQ32] Off the shelf 1.5mbs 900 MHz kits?

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  • Jerry - N9LYA
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 31, 2009
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      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
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      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:

      >
      >
      > 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
      > thinking/dreaming.
      >
      > 73
      > Jeff
      > WA4ZKO
      >
      >
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