On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 09:18:03PM +0100, Robert Bajuk wrote:
> I have a very similar question - regarding your experiences with
> wireless network (Writelog, N1MM etc..) in Multi Op environment.
My connection the Internet for the last 5 years has been via a 2.4Ghz
and now a 5Ghz WIFI link. The first hop is about 5 miles. I have not
really had any RF issues with interference form the HF/VHF/UHF radios
to the WIFI devices.
This includes running 1000W on 6m/2m - 100W on 222/432 all within 10
feet or less of the WIFI antenna that is on that smae tower.
I did have a problem with high levels of RF getting into the WIFI on
80 meters but it turned out to be occurring because the dish/feedline
for the 2.4Ghz system was acting like a shut feed on my tower - and
the tower just so happens to be resonant on 3.5mhz. It was not so much
an RFI issue as it was having a watt or more of RF on the shield of
the feedline at the WIFI radio when I transmitted on the 80 m sloper
beaming in the direction of that tower. I destroyed several linksys
and dlink access-points before figuring out the problem. And it was not
the radios that blew up but some control IC in the access point that
died. A different brand of radio was not as sensitive and did not have
the same issues with the 80 meter RF.
But, if you have RF in your shack - just getting rid of the ethernet
cables might not cure your problems - it might just shift them
to the wireless access point or to a computer or?
George Fremin III - K5TR
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