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Re: [TowerTalk] Wireless ISP on Ham tower

To: "Robert Hess" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Wireless ISP on Ham tower
From: Dave NØRQ <>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 13:39:06 -0500
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I used to have 2.4GHz wireless internet, though the box with the 
2.4GHz radio & antenna (POE) were not on the tower, but
on the roof of the house about 60 feet from the tower, pointing
away from the tower.  (I think it was a Karlnet KN100 box.)

If running 1kw on HF, I would occassionally experience a temporary
cessation of the internet link, but it would always resume as soon
as my signal stopped.  It didn't happen all the time, just once in a 
while.  I don't believe it ever happened with 100 watts, either from
HF or 6m or 2m.  In any event, it was basically a non-issue, so I 
never needed to try to "fix" it.

(The low-power 2.4GHz never bothered my ham stuff at all.)

If you mount your ISP equip on the tower, I suppose you
might have more of a potential issue.  If you can live with 
short drops of service, maybe it won't even matter.

- Dave N0RQ

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Hess" <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] Wireless ISP on Ham tower

> Anyone out there have a wireless ISP operating from
> your tower?  If so, any interference to your equipment
> from the ISP or from the ISP to your equipment?  900
> MHz, 2.4 or 5.8 GHz?  Do you run legal limit?  HF or
> VHF operating on the tower with the ISP?
> Bob
> W1RH


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