I've been thinking about an appropriate WISPA technical response to the
FCC on this as a long-time ham (since 1958) AND a long-time WISP
supporter/provider (since 1993). I'll get my suggestions to you by
Sunday (5/21). I think we can craft an FCC response that will be a
win-win proposition for both communities.
Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:
> Hi All,
> As I'm sure you guys are aware, HAMs are primary users in about half of
> the 2.4 gig band. When using APC you can run very high wattage. I
> can't remember if it's 100 or 1000. This is for video as I recall.
> There's a proposal to drop the APC requirement. As a board member of
> the Wireless Internet Provider's Association (www.wispa.org) I've been
> asked to ask for your input on the issue.
> WISPs, and other license exempt users, are limited (for all practical
> purposes) to 4 watts for our broadcast sites. And much of the gear is
> contention based, so anything that's always on tends to cause great
> headaches and gnashing of teeth.
> We will likely fight this new proposal but wanted input from the HAM
> community first.
> Are there people using this ability today?
> What's it used for?
> Any plans for more high power 2.4 gig use?
> Are there any reasons that we shouldn't come out against the proposal to
> drop the APC requirement?
> Am I missing anything? Asking the wrong questions etc?
> Thanks all!
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