A couple of issues would arise.
Firstly, most websites contain advertising. Some websites that
contain advertising contain inappropriate material for amateur radio
use. I remember a case years ago where the FCC shut down or fined
several packet stations for digipeating advertising.
Secondly, it's third party traffic. You would have to be careful to
get traffic only from places that have third party agreements with us.
You could technically filter out all of the ads and make sure that you
browse only websites within the US and countries that have third party
agreements, but at that point you're left with a tiny subset of the
On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Adam Shirley WJ4X <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> If it's for your own personal use, and you're not making money off it,
> what makes it illegal? At this point I'm curious, as it's something I've
> been interested in doing, but never really went past Googling it.
> On 8/27/2010 4:17 PM, Ryan Jairam wrote:
>> The only catch would be that there could not be any commercial
>> traffic, which rules out using your ham license for a high powered
>> wifi backhaul for internet access. It won't be legal.
>> Ryan, N2RJ
>> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 4:11 PM, jimlux <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Adam Shirley WJ4X wrote:
>>>> Your amateur radio license allows you to use "out of band" wireless
>>>> networking.. You can move out of the standard channels for wireless
>>>> networking and use some power and do a lot with IP over RF.
>>>> i.e. If a neighbor 10 miles away has DSL, there's nothing that can stop
>>>> you from installing a 2.4GHz backhaul from his place to yours. (if you
>>>> have line of sight)
>>> BTW you could do this perfectly legally without using ham radio.. put
>>> 24dBi antennas at both ends, and 10 miles is no problem with standard
>>> off the shelf 802.11 gear. that 40-50 dB extra gain is like running
>>> kilowatts instead of the stock 100mW (or, another way, it gives you
>>> 100-300 times the range of the stock box)
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