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Subject: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Fwd: OT: Satellite Internet
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 15:40:29 -0400
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 How easy would it be to arrange an I-connection on UHF? We did relatively good 
linking all our digipeaters together and go one step further should be possible 
especially with all the towers we have up. Remember now, some (if not most) of 
us have the tower strictly due to the PRB1 and that is only supporting FCC97  
use. I have that restriction and knowing my neighbors, they will report any 
deviation they can imagine. I can't even put up a TV antenna without them 

By the way; isn't there something about "reuse of towers" law somewhere, 
meaning that if a cellphone provider what to share my tower the zoning board 
can do nothing about it?

Hans - N2JFS




-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Coldwell <>
Sent: Fri, Aug 27, 2010 3:07 pm
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: OT: Satellite Internet

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 2:15 PM, Charles Coldwell <> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 1:56 PM,  <> wrote:

>> I believe they use something around 2.4 GHz, near the "water line". Please 

correct me if I'm wrong.


> 2.4 GHz is in the ISM band.  The water line is at 22.2 GHz.

Actually, I should have known to look in Wikipedia.  Quoting their "K

band" article:

"The IEEE K band is a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in the

microwave range of frequencies ranging between 18 and 27 GHz. K band

between 18 and 26.5 GHz is absorbed easily by water vapor (H2O

resonance peak at 22.24 GHz, 1.35 cm)."

So quoting N2RJ upthread

"Wildblue internet transmits 29.5 to 30 GHz, receives 19.7 to 20.2 GHz"

It seems like their receive frequencies (is that the satellite

receiving or the ground station?) are nicely in the middle of a pretty

broad water vapor resonance.

I think I would stick to terrestrial stuff at 850/1900 MHz, or maybe

digital modes on the HF bands.


Charles M. Coldwell, W1CMC

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