Is this perhaps built out of hacked 802.11 equipment? I'm not sure how
they could do
things at 2.4 GHz on the cheap without leveraging an existing technology
A lot of guys run amps and/or pre-amps on otherwise part 15 compliant units.
At 10:49 PM 9/16/01 -0500, Ford Peterson wrote:
>Monday night I am sponsoring a picnic for the local ham radio club. One of
>the members works for the WAN company (ISP) and is bringing his mobile 2.4
>GHz Wide Area Network setup in his pickup truck to demonstrate 500MB/Sec WWW
>interconnect from the vehicle.
>This WAN is operating in southern Minnesota. It is apparently the largest
>RF based WAN in the world. It goes from Central MN to the IA border (about
>125 miles square--just a guess). This company has been suspected of causing
>unusual noises on the bands, including lots of falsing of repeaters near
>nodes (nodes are located on a 5-7 mile grid throughout the area). It is an
>ethernet based structure. A technician for the company has admitted that
>some of the equipment does not (and may not) meet FCC rules but I couldn't
>get him to elaborate as to how.
>They don't know it but while they are demonstrating their blazing fast
>transfer rates right on my property, I am going to be in the shack taking
>notes off the screen of my spectrum analyser and radios (HF, VHF,
>UHF)--located only 150 feet from the demonstration.
>What tests should I (can I) perform to identify possible noise signatures
>eminating from their equipment? Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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